Sports Studies

Departmental Staff

Head of Department

Mr B. Reid    BSc(Hons), PGCE

Subject Teachers

Mr K. Millar    BSc(Hons), PGCE

Mr S. Irvine    BSc(Hons), PGCE

Mr N. McConnell    BSc(Hons), PGCE

Mr C. Stewart    BSc(Hons), PGCE

Subject Technician

Mr J. Spence

Key Stage 3

Year 8 - 10

  • Football

  • Basketball

  • Rugby

  • Table Tennis

  • Health Related Fitness

  • Cricket

  • Athletics

  • Handball

Key Stage 4 : BTEC Level 2 First Award in Sport

Over the course of two years, boys will complete the following units of work:

  • UNIT 1 - Fitness for Sport & Exercise (Compulsory/External Exam)

  • UNIT 2 - Practical Sports Performance (Internal Assessment)

  • UNIT 3 - Training for Personal Fitness (Internal Assessment)

  • UNIT 5 - The Sports Performer in Action (Internal Assessment)

This course is the equivalent of one GCSE.

Key Stage 5 : BTEC Level 3 National Extended in Sport

The course consists of mandatory and optional units. Units comprise either examinations (externally assessed) or coursework (internally assessed) assignments. All units are theory based but include practical elements to help develop your understanding of the content you learn in the classroom. Your sporting ability is not assessed in BTEC Sport.

It is best suited to learners who want to progress to higher education programmes in the sport and exercise science sector. Equivalent in size to one A Level. 

Four units of which two are externally assessed by an exam:

  1. Anatomy and Physiology

  2. Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being

  3. Professional Development in the Sports Industry

  4. Practical Sports Performance

Glentoran Football Club Elite Scholarship Football Programme :
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport

Our course is best suited for those students who want to progress to further / higher education and or work in the sport and exercise science sector. Equivalent in size to three A Levels. 

 

The 14 following units will be studied over the two years:

  1. Anatomy and Physiology

  2. Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being

  3. Professional Development in the Sports Industry

  4. Sports Leadership

  5. Application of Fitness Testing

  6. Sports Psychology

  7. Practical Sports Performance

  8. Coaching for Performance

  9. Research Methods in Sport

  10. Sports Injury Management

  11. Development and Provision of Sport and Physical Activity

  12. Investigating Business in Sport and the Active Leisure Industry

  13. Sports Performance Analysis

  14. Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport

As part of our partnership with the IFA our Academy students will also have the opportunity to gain the following enrichment qualifications:

Year 1

  • Grassroots Introduction to Coaching Award 

  • Level 1 Coaching Award 

  • IFA Roles & Volunteers Workshop 

  • Referee Introductory Certificate 

  • Mental Health Workshop 

  • Coaching Disabled Footballers Award Level 1 

  • Coaching Fundamentals Certificate 

  • Futsal Introduction to Coaching Award 

  • Level 1 Futsal Coaching Award 

  • Show Racism the Red Card Workshop 

  • OCN Level 2 in Football Business 

  • Full Referee Award 

  • IFA C Diploma

  • Personal & Professional Development Module, with Ulster University, in Performance Analysis and Coaching

  • Sports Performance Analysis with StatSport  

Year 2

  • PE Teacher

  • Sports Coach

  • Sports Development Officer

  • Physiotherapist

  • Sports Referee

Career Paths