BTEC Physical Education

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BTEC Physical Education2018-08-14T15:38:32+00:00

BTEC Level 2 has changed! These qualifications are designed to provide specialist work-related qualifications in sport. They give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment.

The BTEC Level 2 in Sport have been developed in the sport and active leisure sector to provide education and training for sport, leisure and recreation employees and give opportunities for sport, leisure and recreation employees to achieve a nationally recognised Level 2.

At The Ruth Gorse Academy, Physical Education and sport plays an integral part in day to day life, students are provided with the opportunity to access a wide variety of physical activities.? We firmly believe that all students should be encouraged to take part in Sport and Physical Activity which provides them with a medium through which they can develop the competence and confidence to participate in lifelong activities.

The Academy offers a diverse curriculum, which allows students to explore a range of activities and skills differentiated to their level of performance.


Name Role Specialism
Miss C Rhodes Curriculum Leader of PE & Sport and Lead for Extra-Curricular Activities Netball and Tennis
Miss C Oates Teacher of PE & Sport (NQT) Girls Football
Mr B Plummer Teacher of PE & Sport Football
Mr J Smith Teacher of PE & Sport Football and Golf
Mr S Hall Teacher of PE & Sport Rugby
Miss A Finch Rowing Coach Rowing
Mr N Blake Karate Instructor Karate

What students will study

 Unit  Topic
Fitness for Sport and Exercise What enables our bodies to cope with the demands of sport.
Practical Sports Performance Your ability to participate and observe team and individual sports.
Training for Personal Fitness How to design and implement training programmes like a fitness instructor.
Planning and Leading Sports Activities How to become a sports leader and how to lead Sporting events in school.

How students are assessed

  • The Fitness for Sport & Exercise is an externally assessed unit, this will comprise of an onscreen test with; multiple choice questions, short answer questions and an extended writing section to stretch and challenge you. This is worth 25% of your overall level.
  • The remaining units are assessed through the marking of coursework completed during lesson time.

PASS (equivalent to a grade C at GCSE), MERIT (equivalent to a grade B at GCSE), DISTINCTION (equivalent to a grade A at GCSE)

Thinking Ahead ……where could a BTEC in sport take students?

Combine with… Potential Careers
A Level Physical Education and a Bachelor of Arts degree (QTS) in Physical Education. PE Teaching
BTEC Diploma in Sport Progress to Higher Education or employment in the Leisure Industry
A Level Physical Education and a Diploma in Broadcast Journalism Become a Radio or Television Broadcaster.
A Level Physical Education and Biology. Then progress onto University Career as a Sport Physiotherapist


The extra-curricular programme provided by the PE Department is of a very high standard and provides a range of activities and opportunities for every student to be involved in. Rowing, Volleyball, Football, Rugby, Netball, Basketball, Badminton, Dance, Fitness, Cricket and Rounders will all take place throughout the year. A formal presentation is held to celebrate all sporting achievements with a special award presented in the memory of former Head of PE Ruth Gorse for outstanding achievement by a student.