Hathershaw College

Technical Award in Sport


We are currently running two Sports curriculums. This page contains the curriculum for Year 10 for the Technical Award in Sport. 

Curriculum Intent

  • To enable our students to develop skills and knowledge in Sport and Physical Activity in order to prepare them for a future in the world where a healthy active lifestyle is vital.
  • To prepare our students for the next stage of education, employment or training and enable them, as educated citizens, to contribute to creating a better world.
  • To allow students to utilise the benefits of modern technologies and be able to maximise this tool to further develop their knowledge and understanding of the Physical Activity and Sport around them both within and beyond their school life.
  • To allow our students to experience different aspects of the Sport and Physical Activity industry including coaching, different sectors, Sport analysis in order to generate an interest and passion in pursuing this further.
  • To enable our students to understand how the body adapts to long term sport and physical activity and utilise this in the modern world.
  • To stablish a culture of high aspirations and promote the opportunities that BTEC Sport can provide for students in their adult life.


Curriculum Overview

Year 10

Year 11

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Curriculum Overview


Medium Term Plans

Year 10

  HT1 - 4: Component 1 LOB HT 1 - 4: Component 1 LOC HT 1 - 4: Component 1 LOA

BTEC Sport SMSC Statement


In BTEC Sport, SMSC and British Values are promoted as an integral part of the subject. The subject naturally provides students with a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about different sports, their bodies and how they react to physical exercise and training and how they can analyse their own performance. As an example, it does this by providing an insight into the rules, regulations and scoring system of dodgeball. In addition, students are regularly faced with vocational scenarios that involve them thinking through sequences of skills and techniques as if they were a coach. Students will look at the strengths of the performer and areas for development. Students also develop their creative skills when they have to plan tactics and strategies which will improve the overall success of the team. Students also gain an insight into the effects of exercise on the body and the long term effects this can produce, this is something that usually produces a high level of engagement. Students also show a willingness to reflect on their experiences as in both Applying the Personal Principles of Training and Practical Sport; the students must watch their own performances and make recommendations for improvement.

BTEC Sport also helps to develop a firm grasp of British Values, particularly democracy and the rule of law. Students learn the rules of particular sports and also have to act as officials. They have to ensure the players adhere to the laws of the game. Morally the students also have to use a sense of justice when officiating. They must make sure they award the correct decision and ensure it remains fair for both teams. Students also have to perform in team situations and therefore have to ensure they can work together to be successful. Students gain an understanding of legislation when using potentially dangerous equipment and how this must be abide by the rules to ensure safe participation. Whilst not part of the specification, time is spent considering some of the legislation of the specified sports and the impact this could have. The implication for students not following legislation or rules of the sports are also considered as part of the contribution to developing the ‘moral’ aspects of SMSC. Students are challenged to consider the difference between sporting behaviour and unsportsman like behaviour that is unethical, for example the difference between being hit with dodgeball and walking off court or staying on court if an official does not see the incident, is acceptable. Students also understand the consequences of their behaviour and actions and the impact that has. For example, in a team setting, if they don’t behave in the correct manner they can be removed from the pitch and this could have a negative effect on their team as they will be a player down.

Students often work together in BTEC Sport, exchanging ideas and respectfully challenging the opinions of others. BTEC Sport is a vocational subject and working with other students developing a range of social skills and engaging with those from different backgrounds, often outside of their normal friendship group is essential. This provides good preparation for life in the work place and modern Britain.

Students show a huge willingness to participate in sporting opportunities throughout BTEC Sport, working together to show performances and develop fitness all showing very good tolerance to each other and respect.