Sport and Physical Activity (Cambridge Technical - Level 3)

Exam Board


Course Entry Requirement

5 or above in English, Mathematics and Science. PE (GCSE, BTEC, Cambridge National) preferable but not essential.

Course Overview

So what is it?

It essentially is a hybrid of old Sport BTEC and PE A Level. You cover five Units over the two Years - two exam and three Coursework. It is equivalent to one full A Level in terms of UCAS points.

You cover five units over the two years:

  • Unit 1 - Body Systems and the effects of Physical Activity (Exam)
  • Unit 2 - Sports Coaching and Activity Leadership (Coursework)
  • Unit 3 - Sports Organisation and Development (Exam)
  • Unit 8 - Organisation of Sports Events (Coursework)
  • Unit 18 - Practical Skills in Sport and Physical Activities (Coursework)


Five units over two years - two exams and three coursework

Support Materials

Google - Cambridge Technical Level 3 Sport and Physical Activity. The OCR website breaks down key information and explains the course.

Any Specialist Equipment Required?


Key Dates

End of Year 12 (Unit 1) and end of Year 13 (Unit 3) summer exams. You get one opportunity to re-sit each exam. Failure to pass the exams means you fail the full course.

Clubs or Interventions

Wednesday afterschool if required.

Future Careers/Uni Courses

  • Sports degrees at University
  • Coaching placements/apprenticeships
  • Foot in the door for many jobs in the Sport and Leisure industry
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