BTEC LEVEL 2 in Sport (Edexcel)

GCSE/BTEC Physical Education Qualification

Pupils who would like to follow a Sport pathway as an option will be guided into either GCSE PE (OCR)/ BTEC LEVEL 2 in Sport (Edexcel), depending on the suitability of the pupil.


The course’s builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills established in Key Stage 3 Physical Education. It will give you exciting opportunities to be involved in a number of different physical activities, promoting an active and healthy lifestyle. You should have an interest in physical education and sport, enjoy being active and appreciate the benefits of keeping fit and healthy.

Areas of study will include:


Personal Attributes required:

Students must be committed to this course and be willing to join in extra-curricular activities to further their progress. They must also be aware that lessons are not all practical sessions and that some are theory based in a classroom.

Future Career Plans:

What can I do after I’ve completed the course?

As well as being the ideal preparation for the A Level Physical Education course, GCSE Physical Education/BTEC in Sport allows for progression to related vocational qualifications, such as BTEC Firsts and Nationals in Sport or Sport and Exercise Sciences. The course develops the transferable skills and key skills that employers are looking for and can lead to a wide variety of employment opportunities. This can include further training in areas such as recreational management, leisure activities, coaching, officiating, the fitness industry, the armed forces and the Civil Service.

Homework Expectations:

There is an expectation that students will complete a range of written and research tasks throughout the course. Students will also be expected to evaluate practical sessions that take place during lessons and practice their chosen sport through attending extra-curricular activities.

Students will need to complete homework of at least 30 minutes per week as part of the understanding needed for the written examination.

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