BTec Level 3 Sports Science

Faculty: Physical Education

Entrance Criteria:

  • To be playing one sport competitively
  • A grade 4 in science (PE at GCSE is not compulsory)
  • An interest in the study of sport and the human body

Examination Board  / website :

Course & Assessment Details:

Topic Assessment
Anatomy & Physiology Exam
Fitness Training & Programming Case Study
Professional development in the sports industry

Written reports

Mock interviews

Evaluative tasks

Practical Sports Performance

Video analysis project


Essay Based Tasks


Complementary Subjects :

Psychology, Sociology, Biology, Physics

Pathways – Careers

Further Study/Univeristy - A D* is equivalent to an A* at A level and carries the same number of UCAS points.

The UK Sports Industry is worth over  £23.8 billion and holds nearly 1 million jobs

Sports Scientist, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Physiotherapist, Sports Data Analyst, Sports Journalist, Sports Marketing, Sports Coach, Sports Photographer, Sports Presenter, Physical Educaiton Teacher/Lecturer

Professional Qualifications: such as Fitness instructing,  personal training or sports coaching.

Workplace : e.g. gym or a sports centre 

Course Leader

Ms K Downing