BTEC Sport Level 2

Key Stage 4

BTEC Sport Level 2

Why is the study of Physical Education important? 


Physical Education develops student’s competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives both in and out of the academy. Physical Education is a vital part of the curriculum as it also develops the physical, social and emotional wellbeing of the students at Sirius Academy West.

A high-quality PE curriculum enables all students to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity and offers excellent opportunities to develop a healthy life-long interest of physical wellbeing and enjoyment for a range of sporting activities.

Physical Education helps students develop personally and socially. They work as individuals, in groups and in teams developing concepts of fairness and personal and social responsibility. They take on different roles and responsibilities, including leadership, coaching and officiating and through the range of experiences that PE offers, they learn how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations.

  • What will you learn?

    The Key Stage 4 and 5 qualifications in BTEC Sport allow pupils to gain an in-depth understanding of the sporting world. The Key Stage 4 qualification gives pupils hands on experience in being a leader of sport. This helps to develop pupils’ confidence in planning and delivering Physical Education to younger pupils.

    Pupils are also given the opportunity to demonstrate their practical ability within sports and for their talent to be recognised. Fitness is the final focus within Key Stage 4 BTEC Sport where pupils develop an understanding of the importance of physical health and wellbeing; knowledge which can be transferred into maintaining a fit and healthy lifestyle in the future. Students also study the anatomy and physiology of the body and the changes that take place in the body due to exercise.

  • How the Physical Education curriculum is be implemented?

    The level 2 BTEC Course is comprised of 4 units, 3 of which are course work and one that is externally assessed as an exam and in BTEC level 3 2 pieces of coursework and 2 externally assessed exams. The curriculum is carefully sequenced to build on prior knowledge from key stage 3 and completed units of learning.

    The course is implemented through both practical and theory lessons to help embed the learning into the long term memory. Lessons use retrieval practice tasks and interleaving of subject content to ensure it remains in the forefront of students thinking.

    The curriculum is designed to be accessible to all through careful scaffolding of the lesson to all al to achieve.

  • How can Physical Education support your future?

    The PE department are highly motivated to deliver a wide and varied curriculum, our aim is to enable every students to strive to their full potential in the PE curriculum and develop a lifelong love for physical activity.

    We are exceptionally proud of a number of our students that have gone on to compete in a number of sports at a high level.


    The study of physical Education enables our students to access a multitude of careers. Some of which are named below:

    • Teaching
    • Sports Scientist
    • Physiotherapy
    • Sports Coach
    • Sports Development Officer
    • Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer
    • Sports Psychologist
    • Sports Analyst
    • Sports Journalist
    • Sports Masseuse
    • Police
    • Army
    • Nursing
    • Journalist
    • Professional sports person


Student Testimonial

I have particularly enjoyed learning how the body works especially the circulatory system, I have enjoyed linking this to the practical aspects of the course.” 

Isabelle – Year 10

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