Sport and Leisure

Students who join us in Year 10 work towards achieving a BTEC Level 1 in Sport this is delivered through a partnership with Blackburn Rovers FC. In Year 11 students then go on to work towards achieving a Level 2 OCR Cambridge National in Sport Science. Students will study towards an exam unit reducing the risk of sport injuries’ that is usually taken in January. Students will learn about the following:

  • the different factors that influence injury
  • understand how warm ups and cool downs can help prevent injury
  • know how to respond to sport injuries
  • know how to respond to common medical conditions

The second unit ‘Applying the principles of training’ is assignment based and students will learn about the following:

  • The principles of training in a sporting context
  • how training methods target different fitness components
  • Be able to conduct fitness tests
  • Be able to develop fitness training programmes.

Alongside their day of study, students have an Outdoor Education day where many fun activities are experienced (see the outdoor education page for more information!)

Throughout the year there are many sport related educational visits that take place, for example visiting Manchester United’s Football ground Old Trafford and The National Centre for Cycling in Manchester to name a few.

Choosing Sport and Leisure at The Heights allows for a lot of job opportunities in sport for example sport coaching, physiotherapy, teaching, and sport journalism. In the past we had students who have gone on to join the armed services and to study Sport at college and have been successful in their chosen paths.

The Sport and Leisure teaching team is made up of the following staff:

Laura Carmichael

Dan Topham

If you would like further information about Sport & Leisure at The Heights then please contact the school and ask for Laura or Dan.


Sport & Leisure