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Subject: PE
Contact: Mr S Taylor

BTEC Extended Certificate in Sport (Year 12 )


The BTEC Extended Certificate is an academic, practical and vocational course. Students learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations in addition to a number of externally set tasks and exams. The qualification is equivalent in size to one A Level. This course is graded as a Pass, Merit or Distinction. BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport is a course suited to those students who are interested in further studies, or a career in sports. Through a combination of both practical and theory elements, students will gain a deeper understanding of Anatomy and Physiology, Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being, Professional Development in the Sports industry, and finally Practical Sports Performances. The course has a mixture of both internal and external assessments over the two years.

Exam board and course

Edexcel BTEC Extended certificate in Sport Level 3

A level Physical Education (current Year 13)


The aims and objectives of this qualification are to enable students to:

  • develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical activity and sport and use this knowledge to improve performance
  • understand how physiological and psychological states affect performance
  • understand the key socio-cultural factors that influence people’s involvement in physical activity and sport
  • understand the role of technology in physical activity and sport
  • refine their ability to perform effectively in physical activity and sport by developing skills and techniques and selecting and using tactics, strategies and/or compositional ideas
  • develop their ability to analyse and evaluate to improve performance
  • understand the contribution which physical activity makes to health and fitness
  • improve as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with curious and enquiring minds.

Exam board and course

A level Physical Education- Edexcel 9PE0

Curriculum Content


Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term 


Sports Psychology

 Anatomy and Physiology

Professional Development in the Sports Industry (Mandatory)

Fitness Training & Programming for Health, Sport & Well-Being


Topic 3: Skill Acquisition

Topic 4: Sports Psychology

Topic 5: Sport and Society

Content Review

Enrichment opportunities:

Extra- Curricular Activities and Clubs

Work Placement within the PE Department

Links with Universities

Collaborative work with coaches and sports leaders

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