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Project Description

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport and Exercise Science (Y12-13)

 Subject aims

Each qualification in the suite has its own purpose. The mandatory and optional content provides a balance of breadth and depth, while retaining a degree of choice for individual learners to study content relevant to their own interests and progression choices. Also, the content may be applied during delivery in a way that is relevant to local employment needs. The proportion of mandatory content ensures that all learners are following a coherent programme of study and acquiring the knowledge, understanding and skills that will be recognised and valued.

BTEC Nationals have always required applied learning that brings together knowledge and understanding (the cognitive domain) with practical and technical skills (the psychomotor domain).  This is achieved through learners performing vocational tasks that encourage the development of appropriate vocational behaviours (the affective domain) and transferable skills. Transferable skills are those such as communication, teamwork, research and analysis, which are valued in both higher education and the workplace.

Title Size and structure Summary purpose
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport and Exercise Science 360 GLH (480 TQT) Equivalent in size to one A Level. 4 units of which 3 are mandatory and 2 are external. Mandatory content (83%). External assessment (58%). A broad basis of study for the sport and exercise science sector. Designed to support progression to higher education when taken as part of a programme of study that includes other appropriate BTEC Nationals or A Levels.

Curriculum Overview

Unit & Title Unit size (GLH) Extended Certificate (360GLH)
2. Functional Anatomy 90 Mandatory
3. Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology 120 Mandatory
6. Coaching and Performance and Fitness 90 Mandatory
7. Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise Science 60 Optional
8. Specialised Fitness Training 60 Optional
10. Physical Activity for Individual and Group-based Exercise 60 Optional


Physical Education Staff

Year 12 BTEC

Lisa Wright
Gareth Mayer

Year 13 A Level

Gareth Mayer
Darren Bullock



The extra-curricular timetable varies each term and is added onto the website each term.  There are various sporting fixtures throughout the year, ranging from football, cricket, netball, rounders, swimming and athletics.

Annual gymnastics festival
Annual Sports Day

Useful websites


BBC Sport

Sport Plan- Drills

Brian Mac- Basketball

Brian Mac- Rugby

Sport Plan- Hockey

Sport Plan- Netball

Brian Mac

Brian Mac- Circuit