BTEC Level 2 First Award in Sport

The BTEC’s in Sport are vocational options for students. BTEC’s in Sport teaches students the knowledge and skills that are needed to work in the industry. Students get the opportunity to learn about the components of fitness and the principles of training and explore different training methods to name a few areas.

Within lessons students develop team working skills by organising and leading sports activities and events and carrying out a variety of roles in a team. Across the three years, pupil investigate opportunities for employment in the industry, as well as exploring trends which effect participation in sport.



Key Stage 3

During their time at Key Stage 3, pupils will experience a broad and balanced Physical Education curriculum. Emphasis is placed on both skill development and enjoyment during their lessons, with an ambition to promote a healthy and active lifestyle.


As part of the Key Stage 3 curriculum at Penketh High School, students take part in two hours of Physical Education a week; one indoor lesson and one outdoor lesson. Each half term, students participate in different activities covering a variety of the following: Rugby, Football, Basketball, Netball, Hockey, Trampolining, Gymnastics, Dance, Health Related Fitness, Rounders, Cricket, Tennis and Athletics. This allows students to build their confidence within the subject and make an informed decision when choosing their options at the end of year eight.


At Penketh High School, we pride ourselves on providing the students with many opportunities to develop their skills during and outside of lessons. We offer many extra-curricular activities that run on a termly basis, which all pupils are welcome to attend. These include: Rugby, Football, Netball, Basketball, Dance, Athletics, Cricket and Rounders.

We also offer an inclusive inter-form programme after school and within lessons..


Students will be assessed in each of the activities that they take part in. Assessment is based on: performance, skill development, knowledge, tactics and analysis.



Key Stage 4

New Generation BTEC Level 2 Award in Sport

The BTEC Level 2 Award in Sport qualification will give you the knowledge, understanding and capability needed when considering entering employment in the sport sector. The BTEC Level 2 Award in Sport is an equivalent to 1 GCSE graded A* – C.

You will be taught 2 core units:

  • Fitness for Sport and Exercise (external on line exam)
  • Practical Sports Performance

The optional specialist units can vary from:

  • The Mind and Sports Performance
  • The Sports Performer in Action
  • Leading Sports Activities
  • Lifestyle and Well-being
  • Injury and the Sports Performer


How will it be taught and assessed?

The Fitness for Sport and External unit is assessed as an external onscreen demand test. The onscreen demand test covers the components of physical and skill related fitness and the principles of training. It also explores different training methods for developing components of fitness, as well as the administration of fitness tests.


The additional units will be graded by the various assessment strategies below:

A range of methods will be used to assess you:

  • Teacher assessment
  • Peer assessment
  • Practical work
  • Oral presentations
  • Role-plays
  • Video-recording and analysis

Candidates will be set regular assignment briefs which will allow them to achieve a Level 1 Pass, Pass, Merit or Distinction. This criteria broadly equates to the following:

Level 1 Pass = Grade D – G
Pass = C
Merit = B
Distinction =A


Where can my qualifications take me?

Further qualifications include BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport/BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness)