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Physical Education

About the course:

This qualification is for learners who are interested in learning about Physical education alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses. The CTEC level 3 course in Sport and Physical activity is designed to build on knowledge covered in either GCSE PE or Cambridge National Sport Studies qualification. This course is perfect for pupils wishing to go on to study a sports based degree at university.


What does this qualification cover?

The content consists of a balance between a number of key areas in Physical Education, providing pupils with options when choosing higher education courses or work based opportunities.

The programme covers the following content areas:

- Body systems (Skeletal, Muscular, Cardiovascular, Respiratory and energy systems)

- Sports coaching

- Sports organisation

- Performance Analysis in sport

- Practical skills in sport


How will it be assessed:

The units are graded Pass, Merit and Distinction.

 The qualification is graded Pass, Merit, Distinction, Distinction*.


How it is assessed


1 – Body systems

External exam

End of year 12 (May-June).

2 – Sports coaching

Internal (Externally moderated by OCR)

End of year 12 (June)

3 – Sports Organisation

External exam

Middle of year 13 (January)

5 – Performance Analysis in sport

Internal (Externally moderated by OCR)

End of year 13 (June)

18 – Practical skills in sport and physical activity

Internal (Externally moderated by OCR)

End of year 13 (June)

*All timeline dates are subject to change


What is expected of you:

CTEC Level 3 in Sport and Physical activity is a challenging qualification. The course is assessed by completing 2 exams, which require exam practice and revision outside of the classroom to compliment the learning that takes place inside the classroom, as well as 3 coursework based units. The coursework based units is a number of detailed assignments that are kept inside a student portfolio. It is expected that students are organised, punctual to lessons and take pride in their work.


What it prepares you for:

CTEC qualifications prepare students for higher education courses that contain a balance between exam based assessment and assignment based assessment. The qualification also prepares students for job roles related to the sports sector such as sports coaching opportunities. This qualification, alongside other areas of study, can provide progression by meeting university entry requirements.

The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements for many courses if taken alongside other qualifications as part of a two-year programme of learning.

All CTEC courses provide transferable knowledge and skills that prepare learners for progression to university. The transferable skills that universities value include:

 - To meet deadlines and work as part of team

 - Research and write reports

 - Presentation skills

 - Independent learning

Google classroom

All our assignments, teaching resources and feedback are available on Google classroom.

All students on the course get assigned to a digital class and all hand ins and resources and teacher feedback is down through this platform.

Students can access it form any device with internet and are encouraged to download the app on their smart phones. This means the teacher can communicate with the whole class from their mobile.


Entry Requirements:

Learners are most likely to succeed if they have:

• 5 GCSEs at grades 4 or above and/or

• BTEC or CNAT qualification(s) at Level 2

• Achievement in English and Mathematics at GCSE.

Qualification details:

OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Certificate in Sport and Physical activity (360 GLH) 601/7094/3

For more information:

Mrs C. Danher – Director of Sixth Form - Room D13

Mr M. Reed – Subject Lead for Physical Education – Room A17