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BTEC Firsts from 2012 and 2013 | Sport

The new BTEC Firsts in Sport contain 2 forms of assessment:

  • Internal Assessment: Teacher-led assessment remains at the heart of the BTEC Level 2 Firsts
  • External Assessment: Supporting teacher-led assessment: the right external assessment for Sport.

External Assessment: How it works
Building on the rigorous assessment standards expected of BTEC qualifications, the new BTEC Level 2 Firsts in Sport include externally assessed units in all 3 sizes, comprising 25% of total assessment for the Award (120 GLH) and Certificate (240 GLH), 16% for the Extended Certificate (360 GLH), and 12.5% for the Diploma (480 GLH).

Your Exams Officer can now make your external assessment bookings on Edexcel Online. Learn more.

 External Assessment - Useful Information

   Units  Unit Type  Type of external assessment

120 GLH
Equivalent to 1 GCSE size

Unit 1 - Fitness for Sport and Exercise Mandatory Core Onscreen test with:
  • multiple choice
  • short answer
  • matching exercises, etc.

Questions structured to allow learners to demonstrate the knowledge gained in the unit, and to provide opportunity for high achieving students to develop distinction-level answers.

Including appropriate use of video animation, this testing method offers an interactive, engaging way for learners to demonstrate their understanding of a unit in a fully synoptic way.

240 GLH
Equivalent to 2 GCSE sizes

Extended Certificate
360 GLH
Equivalent to 3 GCSE sizes 

480 GLH
Equivalent to 4 GCSE sizes 

Unit 1 - Fitness for Sport and Exercise 


Unit 7 - Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Performance 

Mandatory Core


Mandatory Specialist

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