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Welcome to Sport BTEC

The PE Department at The Westgate School offers the option of either the GCSE PE course or BTEC Sport at Key tage 4, with excellent outcomes achieved by students. Our team of teachers, with our dedicated Sports Technician aspire to give the students a fantastic learning experience both practically and theoretically.  

In GCSE PE students take two exams at the end of the course. Paper 1 covers anatomy and physiology, movement analysis and physical training, and Paper 2 covers sports psychology, socio-cultural influences and health and fitness. A piece of coursework in Year 11 requires students to analyse and evaluate practical performance in a chosen activity. Practically, students develop their skills with a full and varied programme of activities across the two years, which are assessed throughout.   

The specification can be viewed here: GCSE PE Specification 

In BTEC Sport, students are assessed through both examined units and internally assessed written assignments. Unit 1, fitness for sport and exercise, is externally examined in Year 10. Unit 2 – practical performance in sport, Unit 3 – applying principles of personal training, and Unit 6 – leading sports activities are internally assessed through written coursework and practical assessments such as leadership.  

The specification can be viewed here: BTEC Sport Specification 

Top Performers 2020 Distinction*

Molly R, Jack C, Ruari G, Adam H, Angelo H, Amber J, Daniel O-P, Sam P, Joshua T, Bradley W-K

Top Performers 2019 Distinction*

George B, Kian D, Alessia F, Taliah H-J, Scarlett L, Charlotte L, Ryan R


What is the full title of the course? 

The course is the BTEC Sport Level 2 Award 

Is BTEC Sport a practical course? 

The course is predominantly a theory based course, with some practical elements which are linked to your coursework. You are not assessed on your practical ability to perform or play sport.  

Will I get the opportunity to lead others during the course? 

Yes, you will be lead either your peers or younger students in a sports activity, which you have designed, and which you will review afterwards.  

How am I assessed on the course? 

You will be assessed through a variety of methods, including written assignments, leading and reviewing sports activities, and through formal exams.  

What grades are awarded? 

Pass, Merit, Distinction, and Distinction* 

For further information please contact:

Mr R Elvery Curriculum Leader of Physical Education