Why study this subject?
BTEC Sport will appeal to those who have reached a good level in a particular sport and who wish to acquire an appreciation of aspects related to the Sports sector.
Topics of study in the BTEC
Compulsory modules: Anatomy & Physiology, Fitness Training & Programming for Health, Fitness & Well-being, Sports Leadership, CPD in the Sport & Leisure Industry.
Optional modules include: Sports Psychology, Fitness Testing, Practical Sports Performance, Coaching for Performance, Sports Injury Management, Performance Analysis, Officiating in Sport.
Opportunities beyond the classroom
There is a full fixture calendar and practice nights for a number of sports. Many pupils play at county and regional level. Pre-season trips and tours are run for our main sports. Trips to the laboratories at the University of Gloucester as well as revision conferences and lectures.
What this subject might lead to
Careers in sport, leisure management, physiotherapy, the Forces, sports journalism/media, biomechanics, sports rehabilitation, sports technology development or teaching physical education. The multi-disciplinary nature of the course is compatible with a wide range of career choices and is a well-recognised and respected course.
Suggested entrance requirement (if applicable)
A good pass grade in GCSE PE is desirable, although not essential.