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BTEC Sport

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This offer has been revolutionary and is a popular choice for those wanting a different path to university. Students completing this route have gone on to study sports management and social sciences at Newcastle and Durham.

The Good Schools Guide 2021

Why Study BTEC Sport?

This is an exciting opportunity for 16 or 17 year olds looking for a different style of learning and education. This qualification suits those with a passion and enthusiasm for sport who are interested in pursuing a career in the sports industry.

The Diploma is equivalent to studying two A levels and pupils have the option to study an additional A level alongside their BTEC Sport studies.


With the introduction of the Diploma as well as the Extended Diploma, many pupils find this a more manageable option if they are keen to take an additional A level.


How is the Course Assessed?

This qualification is assessed through external examinations, with some units being assessed through internal assignments.

Pupils completing the two-year programme have gone onto university to study courses such as sports science, sports coaching and sports rehabilitation.


King’s College is one of the sports powerhouses of the West Country and enjoys a national reputation for sporting excellence in a number of different games. The facilities are first-class, with ambitious plans to extend them further still in the coming years. All this in a school with a strong tradition of academic success and which provides well for a wide range of other activities such as music and drama. The boarding at King’s is excellent, and pupils enjoy a vibrant and supportive social life.


King’s offers a positive and creative learning environment with excellent facilities, including a designated fully-equipped IT suite. Pupils studying BTEC Sport have they opportunity to visit professional sporting environments and meet those who work in the sports industry, whether performance analysts, nutritionists, sports therapists or current/ex players, in order to enhance their learning experience.

Sporting Opportunities

Some pupils wishing to specialise in a particular sport are supported to do so through various internal and external training opportunities. We have had some pupils go on to sign professional contracts with county cricket teams.

Aimee Hildreth

BSc, University of Southampton
BTEC Sport Lead Tutor

Brendan Craggs

BSc, University of Wales

Dave Jessep

BTEC Tutor
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