Key Stage 5
In KS5, students can select to study BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport (Development, Fitness and Coaching).
This is a two year full-time course providing a specialist, work-related programme of study.
It covers the key knowledge and practical skills required for those who have already decided the specialist area they wish to study.
If students not only enjoy taking part in sport but also have a real interest in the aspects surrounding and supporting performance then this course is for them. It will give students the opportunity to develop their knowledge and to investigate a wide range of aspects; from the scientific to the sociological, from the psychological to the nutritional.
This stimulating and challenging vocational course is equivalent to two A-Levels. Students on the BTEC Diploma in Sport can progress to a Higher Education degree in Sports Science or Sports Studies, which in turn could lead to a PGCE in teaching. Alternative courses are Leisure/Recreation Management, Sports Coaching/Development or specific vocational training in fitness. Employment within the leisure industry is another option.