BTEC Level 2 First Award

BTEC LEVEL 2 First Award in SPORT Year 10

Knowledge and Understanding:

In Unit 1 you will cover the components of physical and skill-related fitness and the principles. You will explore different fitness training methods for developing different components of fitness. You will also gain knowledge and skills in undertaking and administering fitness tests.

Unit 1 is externally assessed using an onscreen test that has different types of questions including objective and short-answer questions.

For Unit 5, you will go through the stages of designing a personal fitness training programme, where you can select any appropriate method(s) of training to improve or maintain your fitness levels safely. You will gain awareness of personal exercise adherence factors and strategies to help you keep to your training schedule. You will also implement your training program maintaining a training diary. Finally you will review your programme looking at strengths, areas for improvement and suggesting recommendations for future training and performance.

Expected Progress by the end of Year 10
Most students will achieve a Pass (4/5)

More than expected progress by the end of Year 10

Some pupils will achieve a Merit (6/7) or Distinction (8).

BTEC LEVEL 2 First Award in SPORT Year 11

Knowledge and Understanding:

Unit 2 focuses on developing and improving your own practical sports performance. This is achieved through your active participation in practical activities and reflection on your own performance and that of other sport performers. You will investigate the rules and regulations of different sports and apply the knowledge gained through observing officials in action. You will also take part in a variety of sports and are required to demonstrate the skills, techniques and tactics within each of the sports selected for assessment. You will also review your performance in the sports in which you participated.

For Unit 4, you’ll look at the musculoskeletal and cardiorespiratory systems and how they function normally and how they can function as a result of taking part in exercise/sport over a length of time. You’ll also look at the energy systems for different sporting activities. By understanding how your body works and how it can be trained, as a sports performer or as a coach, you can help to make the necessary adaptations in order to improve sports performance.

Expected Progress by the end of Year 11
Most students will achieve a Pass (4/5) or Merit (6/7) grade

More than expected progress by the end of Year 11

Some pupils will achieve a Distinction (8/9).