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Maria Fidelis Catholic School FCJ

Sport Science

Sport Science BTEC Level 3 Extended certificate in sport


  • Studying this qualification will enable you to develop your knowledge & understanding of principles within Sport. As well as engaging within key topics which will enhance your cognitive skills and development of theoretical understanding of Sport.  
  • This qualification also offers the opportunity to use practical elements and implement into a theoretical setting.  
  • The qualification will also offer transferable skills onto higher education, such as communication, research, referencing, problem solving and independent reflection.   


You’ll enjoy this course if... 

  • you are interested in developing your knowledge & understanding within Sport 
  • you enjoy learning & researching a variety of topics within sport.  
  • you want t engage in a variety of practical & theoretical studies. 



  • 5 GCSE passes at G4 or higher  
  • G5 or above in English, Maths & Science 
  • G6 or above in GCSE Physical Education or equivalent   



  • Unit 1 – Anatomy & Physiology – 5 Topics learnt throughout – 1 hour 30-minute exam  
  • Unit 2 - Fitness training & Programming for Health Sport & well-Being Part A- research about a scenario based on an individual who requires guidance on training, lifestyle & fitness/ Part B - Exam which contains 6 questions from Part A. 
  • Unit 3- Professional Development in the Sport industry – A variety of detailed written reports demonstrating analytical skills/ Evidence of extensive research/ Completed action plans & reviews/ Evidence of participation in interviews  
  • Unit 7 – Practical Sports Performance – Assignment & completing a practical assessment of your ability to apply the skills, techniques & tactics in conditioned & competitive situations in both individual & team sports  



  • Essential concepts of each topic are introduced by the teacher in class, using ICT presentations and visual & practical activities.  
  • Students will engage with writing notes, self-assessment techniques to tailor revision 
  • There is a strong emphasis on independent learning and research. 
  • Using practical elements to transfer knowledge & understanding to cognitive aspects. 
  • Engaging with qualitative & quantitative research to develop research towards assignments.     
  • Using interventions to improve upon student’s knowledge & understanding & quality of work.  



You can go to study and become a sports scientist, physiotherapist, sports psychologist, sports nutritionist, personal trainer or be involved in creating sports policies as part governing bodies.