GLF Schools

GLF Schools

GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

BTEC Courses

BTEC Quality Nominee and Vocational Education Lead Mr A McKay A.McKay@glynschool.org 

 

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport (360 GLH)

Pearson BTEC L3 National Extended Certificate in Sport (360 GLH)

Structure of the Course:

Students who study the Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport cover a total of four units over two years in Sixth Form. 

Students have two externally moderated pieces of coursework and two externally assessed examination units.

Year

Duration

Topic

Rationale










 

Year 12

Sept - May

Unit 1: Anatomy & Physiology (120 GLH)

 

Mandatory Unit

 

Assessed: 1.5 hr external exam 

Students develop an in-depth knowledge of the structures and functions of each of the 5 key body systems and discover how each of these play a vital role in the performance of both untrained and elite athletes. Students then look at how lifestyle factors influence sporting performance and the immediate and long term adaptations of exercise and training has on each of these systems. This provides a base knowledge for future physiological units such as fitness training and programming and sports injury management.

As this is a mandatory unit that is double weighted students spend the year learning and preparing for their externally set 1.5 hour exam which they sit in the May exam window.

Sept - May

Unit 7: Practical Sports Performance (60 GLH)

 

Optional Unit

 

Assessed: 2 Internal Coursework Assignments

This unit gives students the opportunity to improve their own knowledge and practical ability in a selection of individual and team sports. Students develop their own practical performance in selected sports, focusing on the application of skills, techniques and tactics and reflecting on your performance. This unit develops skills which help learners improve practical performance no matter what level of ability and can lead to a number of career pathways. Gaining all-round knowledge of practical sports performance will also help progression to roles as a sports leader, coach, sports instructor or physical education teacher through further study.










 

Year 13

Sept - May

Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport & Wellbeing (120 GLH)

 

Mandatory Unit

 

Assessed: 2.5 hr external set task

As well as developing their anatomical knowledge of the body, students explore client screening and lifestyle assessment, fitness training methods and fitness programming to support improvements in a client’s health and well-being. This unit develops students' analytical skills through the interpretation of different clients' lifestyle factors before designing and recommending appropriate lifestyle modifications to improve their overall physical and mental health.

As this is also a mandatory unit that is double weighted students spend the year learning and preparing for their externally set 2.5 hour set task which they sit in the May exam window. As this is a set task students are given a pre-release 2 weeks prior to the assessment regarding the case study. They have 6 hours of prep time under supervised conditions in which to prepare notes ( 4 sides A4) which they will take into the assessment.

Sept - May

Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry (60 GLH)

 

Mandatory Unit

 

Assessed: 2 Internal Coursework Assignments

Students explore the knowledge and skills required for different career pathways in the sports industry. They take part in, and reflect on, a personal skills audit, career action plan and practical interview assessment activities. This unit is highly useful to students as it prepares them for progression to a career in the sports industry either directly or through higher education, by developing an understanding of investigation, career planning and awareness of the skills and qualities that sports employers look for in a potential employee.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Sport (720 GLH)

Pearson BTEC L3 National Diploma in Sport (720 GLH)

Structure of the course:

Students who study the Level National Diploma in Sport cover a total of nine units over two years in sixth form. 

  • In Year 12 students complete four units, after which they are awarded the Extended Certificate qualification, which is equivalent to one A level. 

  • In year 13 students complete a further five units and are then awarded the Diploma qualification, which is equivalent to one further A level.

Year

Duration

Topic

Rationale










 

Year 12

Sept - May

Unit 1: Anatomy & Physiology (120 GLH)

 

Mandatory Unit

 

Assessed: 1.5 hr external exam 

Students develop an in-depth knowledge of the structures and functions of each of the 5 key body systems and discover how each of these play a vital role in the performance of both untrained and elite athletes. Students then look at how lifestyle factors influence sporting performance and the immediate and long term adaptations of exercise and training has on each of these systems. This provides a base knowledge for future physiological units such as fitness training and programming and sports injury management.

As this is a mandatory unit that is double weighted students spend the year learning and preparing for their externally set 1.5 hour exam which they sit in the May exam window.

Sept - May

Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport & Wellbeing (120 GLH)

 

Mandatory Unit

 

Assessed: 2.5 hr external set task

As well as developing their anatomical knowledge of the body, students explore client screening and lifestyle assessment, fitness training methods and fitness programming to support improvements in a client’s health and well-being. This unit develops students' analytical skills through the interpretation of different clients' lifestyle factors before designing and recommending appropriate lifestyle modifications to improve their overall physical and mental health.

As this is also a mandatory unit that is double weighted students spend the year learning and preparing for their externally set 2.5 hour set task which they sit in the May exam window. As this is a set task students are given a pre-release 2 weeks prior to the assessment regarding the case study. They have 6 hours of prep time under supervised conditions in which to prepare notes ( 4 sides A4) which they will take into the assessment.

Sept - May

Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry (60 GLH)

 

Mandatory Unit

 

Assessed: 2 Internal Coursework Assignments

Students explore the knowledge and skills required for different career pathways in the sports industry. They take part in, and reflect on, a personal skills audit, career action plan and practical interview assessment activities. This unit is highly useful to students as it prepares them for progression to a career in the sports industry either directly or through higher education, by developing an understanding of investigation, career planning and awareness of the skills and qualities that sports employers look for in a potential employee.

Sept - May

Unit 7: Practical Sports Performance (60 GLH)

 

Optional Unit

 

Assessed: 2 Internal Coursework Assignments

This unit gives students the opportunity to improve their own knowledge and practical ability in a selection of individual and team sports. Students develop their own practical performance in selected sports, focusing on the application of skills, techniques and tactics and reflecting on your performance. This unit develops skills which help learners improve practical performance no matter what level of ability and can lead to a number of career pathways. Gaining all-round knowledge of practical sports performance will also help progression to roles as a sports leader, coach, sports instructor or physical education teacher through further study.

May - July

Unit 6: Sport Psychology (A) (60 GLH)

 

Optional Unit

 

Assessed: 1 Internal Coursework Assignments

In this unit, students look at individual psychological factors that can influence performance, the psychological aspects of environments that sports are played in and the influences that others can have on performance. This is the first opportunity  for students to develop their knowledge of sport psychology topics and forms a basis of study for further units such as Unit 23: Skill acquisition and the practical teaching of skills through Unit 4: Sports Leadership. Students will specifically look at how the functioning of a group can influence the outcome a sports team produces and how motivation can be developed and influenced. 










 

Year 13

Sept - May

Unit 6: Sport Psychology (B & C)

 

Optional Unit

 

Assessed: 2 Internal Coursework Assignments

Finally students will explore the psychological skills and programmes that can be used to improve performance. This combination of knowledge, understanding and skills helps to prepare students for a range of careers or higher education courses in the sport and active leisure sector supporting individual athletes or teams.

Sept - Jan

Unit 22: Investigating Business in the Sport & Active Leisure Industry (90 GLH)

 

Mandatory Unit

 

Assessed: 2.5 hr set task

In this unit students investigate industry trends, changes and other developments such as technology, to explore how they can affect the performance, and ultimately the success, of businesses. Students use given data and other information to make recommendations on how a business should adapt and develop to take full advantage of market opportunities, while at the same time looking at how to reduce the potential effects of threats and risks. To complete the assessment task within this unit, students will need to draw on their learning from across your programme. This unit will help students to make an informed choice as to whether they want to continue their studies to higher education or develop their career in the commercial side of the industry. This unit is assessed in the form of a set task similar to unit 2. As a set task students are given a pre-release 2 weeks prior to the assessment regarding the case study. They have 4 hours of prep time under supervised conditions in which to prepare notes ( 4 sides A4) which they will take into the assessment. This exam is taken in the January exam window so students have an opportunity to resit if needed in the May exam window.

Sept - May

Unit 17: Sports Injury Management (60 GLH)

 

Optional Unit

 

Assessed: 3 Internal Coursework Assignments

This is one of the most popular optional units we deliver on the course, due to its hands-on nature and practical application to students' own sporting performance. In this unit, students explore injury risk reduction through effective preventative measures, and the treatment and rehabilitation of those who are suffering an injury. Students explore the injury symptoms and understand physiological and psychological responses to injury, and are able to make an informed decision regarding treatment at the time of injury. Students learn key life skills such as how to effectively apply first aid techniques and common treatment methods, and develop a functional rehabilitation program. This unit will form a good basis for aspects of higher education study in sport, and sport and exercise science-related qualifications.

Sept - May

Unit 23: Skill Acquisition (90 GLH)

 

Mandatory Unit

 

Assessed: 3 Internal Coursework Assignments

This is another psychology based unit which builds on knowledge developed in Unit 6: Sport Psychology. In this unit, students develop an understanding of skilled performance and how an individual’s abilities contribute to the development of their skills. This unit provides a sound foundation of knowledge on the acquisition of skill for progression to higher education and employment. In particular, the skills and knowledge gained from this unit will help learners appreciate different types of skills, and how teaching and learning strategies can be used to develop skills in sports performers.

Jan - May

Unit 4: Sports Leadership (60 GLH)

 

Mandatory Unit

 

Assessed: 2 Internal Coursework Assignments

Students study what makes a good leader, the different capacities of this role, and the leadership skills and techniques necessary when leading activities in different roles. This unit aims to develop students' confidence in a variety of different roles when leading in sport that will assist them in pursuing a career in a leadership role or support their progression to higher education. This unit builds on the knowledge and practical skills developed in Unit 7 and provides the theory to underpin you effectively teaching these skills to a group.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Uniformed Protective Services (360 GLH)

Pearson BTEC L3 National Extended Certificate in Uniformed Protective Services (360 GLH)

Structure of the coure:

Students who study the Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Uniformed Protective Services cover a total of four units over two years in Sixth Form. 

  • In Year 12 students complete two units, after which they are awarded the Certificate qualification, which is equivalent to half an A level. 

  • In year 13 students complete a further two units and are then awarded the Extended Certificate qualification, which is equivalent to one A level.

 

Year

Duration

Topic

Rationale










 

Year 12

Sept - May

Unit 2: Behaviour & Discipline in the Uniformed Protective Services (120 GLH)

 

Mandatory Unit

 

Assessed: 2 hr external exam 

In this unit students examine a range of psychological theories that underpin behaviour and how they are applied in the uniformed protective services. Students explore how authority is used to benefit both the individual and society, based on key types of authority in the public sector, making connections between theory and practice. This unit supports progression to higher-education courses that focus on behavioural dynamics, organisation and behaviour in the public sector and investigative psychology in public service, and to degree programmes specifically related to the uniformed protective services, such as policing, fire and rescue or offender management. Coupled with further study the skills and knowledge you develop in this unit will help you to progress in your career in the uniformed protective services.

Sept - May

Unit 15: Police Powers & the Law (60 GLH)

 

Optional Unit

 

Assessed: 2 Internal Coursework Assignments

In this unit students develop an understanding of the criminal justice system. Students look at the criminal trial process and examine the procedures that must be followed before the trial and during the trial itself. Students explore the legal framework within which the police must work when searching, arresting, detaining and interviewing individuals, including how the rights of the individual are safeguarded. This unit helps students to progress to higher education courses associated with the uniformed protective services and related disciplines, such as degrees in law, criminology and police and criminal investigation. The knowledge and skills developed in this unit will help students to progress to a variety of employment or apprenticeship opportunities that focus on policing. 










 

Year 13

Sept - May

Unit 5: Teamwork, Leadership and Communication in the Uniformed Protective Services (120 GLH)

 

Mandatory Unit

 

Assessed: 2.5 hr external set task

In this unit students learn about leadership, investigating the different styles of leadership and how they are best used in the uniformed protective services. Students learn how to be an effective team member while developing leadership skills and will have the opportunity to apply these skills in different situations. Students also gain an understanding of the different types of communication systems used by the uniformed protective services, and the importance of clear communication, together with learning how these systems have enabled the services to become more efficient.

Sept - May

Unit 19: Professional Development in the Uniformed Protective Services (60 GLH)

 

Optional Unit

 

Assessed: 2 Internal Coursework Assignments

In this unit students research the different possible careers and the associated job roles in the protective services. As students move through the unit, they have the opportunity to analyse their own skills and identify how to develop them into a career through the use of a career plan, researching their chosen career to understand how to access and progress within it. The unit also allows students to take part in application and interview assessment activities for a selected career pathway, drawing on knowledge and skills from across the qualification to identify their own strengths and gaps in knowledge and skills.

This unit is highly useful to students as it prepares them for progression to a career in the uniformed protective services by developing an understanding of investigation, career planning and awareness of the skills and qualities that uniformed protective services employers look for in a potential employee.

Pearson BTEC Level 2 First Award in Sport

Why Study This Subject?

This BTEC Level 2 qualification in Sport provides an engaging and stimulating introduction to the sports industry. The courses encourage personal development through practical participation and performance in a range of sports and exercise activities. This course will give students an understanding and appreciation of the human body and the development of health-related and sport specific fitness. It encourages students to develop their communication and leadership skills through sport and provide underpinning knowledge and skills for employment in the sports industry or progression onto sport specific courses Post-16.

Is BTEC Sport Right for Me? 

This course is suited to students who:

  1. Participate regularly in sport
  2. Enjoy working independently and working on a computer
  3. Are confident in leading sports activities with their peers or younger students
  4. Have an interest in sports related topics such as fitness training, sports leadership, anatomy & physiology and sports injuries
  5. Read about and watch a variety of sports regularly
  6. Are interested in following the BTEC PE pathway into the sixth form
  7. Are interested in a career in the sports industry

Year 9 Sequence of Lessons

Our students will now have selected either GCSE PE or BTEC First Award in Sport. Our sole focus on this academic year is enriching our students passion for our subject, whilst developing the core skills they will require to be successful GCSE sport students.

Term 1

Our students complete a project on ‘The Olympic Games’. The project focuses on the below topics, looking to bring together a wide range of academic and practical skills that will prepare them for success in our GCSE sports options.

Researching and referencing; using technology for learning; revision techniques and summative assessment; extended answer writing; practical performance; player profiling; written performance analysis; and responding to feedback.

Term 2 & Term 3

Throughout these terms our students look to transfer their newly-learnt classroom based skills to relevant, topical sporting case studies. They are encouraged to debate and collaborate as teams, whilst developing their knowledge of the sporting world.

Practically, our students are introduced to a carousel of GCSE/BTEC sports options, a selection of which they will be assessed in at the end of their Key Stage 4 PE journey.

Year 10 and Year 11 BTEC Sport Sequence of lessons

With this course varying from the GCSE PE course, the students are required to complete 4 individual units of work over the two year period. Those units can vary in time for completion and are outlined below:

Mandatory units:

Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise - knowledge that underpins learning in other units in the qualification.

Unit 2: Practical Performance in Sport - practical and vocational skills

Unit 3: Applying the Principles of Personal Training - synoptic knowledge, understanding and practical vocational skills. 

Optional Unit:

Unit 4: The Mind and Sports Performance, learners look at the concepts that influence the mind in sporting situations and explore the effects that they can have on sports performance.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Information Technology (360 GLH)

Structure of the Course:

Students who study the Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport cover a total of four units over two years in Sixth Form. 

Students have two externally moderated pieces of coursework and two externally assessed examination units



 

Duration

Topic

Rationale

Sept - May

Unit 1: Information Technology Systems 

 

120 GLH 

 

Mandatory unit 

 

Assessed: Externally assessed 2 hour examination 

IT systems are involved in almost everything we do in our society and have a significant role in our everyday life. Having a good understanding of how to effectively select and use appropriate IT systems for both personal and business use will put you in a strong position when considering higher education or getting a job in the IT industry. This unit will give you a fundamental and synoptic understanding of all areas of IT, which will support progression in an IT industry or higher education. 

Sept - May

Unit 2: Creating Systems to Manage Information 

 

90 GLH

 

Mandatory unit 

 

Assessed: 2 Externally assessed 5 hour examination 

This unit will bring you skills and knowledge in creating databases. Information Technology is all about managing and manipulating information. Database software applications are widely used to support business processes such as search engines and online shopping. You will examine the structure of data and its origins, and how an efficient data design follows through to an effective and useful database. You will examine a given scenario and develop an effective design solution to produce a database system. You will then test your solution to ensure that it works correctly. Finally, you will evaluate each stage of the development process and the effectiveness of your database solution. To complete the assessment tasks within this unit, you will need to draw on your learning from across your programme. The skills you gain in this unit support progression to IT-related higher education courses and to employment in a role that requires computing-related expertise.

Sept - May

Unit 3: Using Social Media in Business 

 

90 GLH 

 

Mandatory Unit

 

Assessed: 2 Internal Coursework Assignments

Social Media is one of the biggest phenomena of the internet age. Its immense popularity has provided a new way for individuals, businesses and other groups to communicate with each other. This unit gives the student an opportunity to explore different social media websites and consider ways in which businesses can use this to their advantage. Understanding how to use social media for business purposes is useful for employment in information technology and in a variety of business sectors. Also, social media skills are closely linked with web and mobile applications development. This unit gives you a starting point for progression to roles such as social media specialist, content developer and web developer.

Sept - May

Unit 6: Website Development 

 

60 GLH 

 

Optional Unit

 

Assessed: 2 Internal Coursework Assignments

The internet has grown and developed so much within the last decade, enabling new ways of communicating and sharing information. It has transformed the way in which people use information Technology. In this unit, students have the opportunity to evaluate the principles of website design and go on to plan, and create their own website for a given purpose and to meet client requirements.