BTEC Sport National: Extended Certificate

Why study BTEC Sport?

Never has the study of sport and exercise science been as important as it is today, especially after the success of the GB Olympics. Sport has now become a massive business. There is a demand for sports scientists, experts in biomechanics, sports psychologists and nutritionists. This is a fascinating and absorbing subject which will set you up to go straight into the fitness and sport industry or going on to further education to study Sports sciences, sports nutrition, sports physiotherapy or sports development at University.

What will I study?

Over the two year course pupils will study four main Units.

  • Unit 1 – Anatomy and Physiology
  • Unit 2 – Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well Being
  • Unit 3 – Professional Development in the Sports Industry
  • Unit 4 – Practical Sports Performance

How will I be assessed?

Unit 1 is assessed through a 2 hour Written Paper which is set and marked by the exam board. This will take place in the Summer Exam Series.

Unit 2 is assessed through a 2 hour Written Task which is set and marked by the exam board. This will take place in the Summer Exam Series.

Unit 3 is assessed through Assignments which are set and marked by the School.

Unit 4 is assessed through Assignments which are set and marked by the School.

Entry requirements

There are no specific requirements for this course but an enthusiastic interest in the subject and a commitment to conscientious study will bring success.

Course expenses

We are encouraging all students to purchase a BTEC Sport Book, costing approx £20, to support the course. Occasional day visits to Exeter University, and other courses are undertaken as they become available. They will usually cost £5 to £10. We expect all students to attend courses which are part of the specification. There may be financial help available for those in need.

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The Gryphon School - Facebook 18 Jan

It’s less than a week until our Careers and Degree Apprenticeship Fair! Gryphon students will have the opportunity to meet the employers during the day, but there is also an evening session (4.30-7.00pm) when you are welcome to come back with your parents, and it is also open to the public, so any young people in the area who want to find out more about career options are welcome!

Download the Event Programme now for a full list of which employers are coming, and it also includes some handy tips for how to get the most out of your discussions with companies:

The Gryphon School - Facebook 22 Jan

*Careers & Degree Apprenticeships Fair – Wednesdsay*
As well as some of the region’s top employers, we also have a number of other organisations attending on Wednesday. The Samee Project is a unique and inspirational social enterprise that aims to promote self-employment and freelance working as viable career options to young people in school education.

Chris Wilkinson will be on the stand to talk to students and parents – he was awarded an MBE for his services to the Police. He is also an Animal behaviourist and dog trainer and a Patron of the SAMEE Charity.

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The Gryphon School - Facebook 24 Jan

Don’t forget today is our Careers & Degree Apprenticeship Fair, from 4.30-7.00pm. It is open to all students/young people/parents from Dorset and Somerset, so come along and meet over 45 employers and universities to discuss career options!

Sixth Form Open Evening

for September 2018 entry

Weds 8th November 2017, 5.30-7.30pm

Headteacher's address at 5.30 / 6.15 / 7.00pm