Sport BTEC

At Royal Russell School you can opt to do the following sports courses:

  • Level 3 BTEC National Sport Extended Diploma – Equivalent to 1 A Level

  • Level 3 BTEC National Sport Diploma – Equivalent to 2 A Levels

These courses can be combined with a choice of A Levels to fullfill your 6th form learning requirements of 3 subjects.  If choosing to the do Extended Certificate you will complete 2 additional A Level, where as if completing the Diploma you will complete 1 additional A Level.

The BTEC Sport course is a modular and students complete a number of units which are a combination of External assessed exams and internal assessed coursework’s throughout the course.  During this time students present their work in a number of formats including practical demonstrations, presentations and role play as well as scientific reports and video recordings. 

The course provides individuals with a hands-on approach to their learning of sport which provides direct transferable skills to university and the working environment. It also allows for a practical, real-world approach to the subject without sacrificing any of the essential subject theory. This is a fantastic opportunity to study sport and explore the in-depth aspects of how we can improve performance from an elite level perspective.

Course Content

The course covers a breadth of topics including;

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology 
  • Risk assessment
  • Fitness testing
  • Sports nutrition
  • Psychology of sport
  • Sports coaching
  • Exercise and health
  • Sports injuries
  • Sport and exercise massage
  • Officiating in sport
  • Organising sports events
  • Laboratory testing in sport science

Looking Further Ahead

The BTEC Level 3 Sport is recognised by universities and carries UCAS points equivalent to A levels.

It provides a pathway into Teaching, Coaching, Physiotherapy, Sports Management and Sport and Exercise Science.