Post 16 Curriculum

From September 2018 we will reopen our sixth form provision. This provision will be based around BTEC Sport (Extended Diploma – this is equivalent to 3 A-Levels) and will enable students to develop both as a person and as an athlete. In the table below there is a breakdown of how this will look and feel for students studying here:   


Vocational Area


Professional training


Football Academy

BTEC Sport (Level 3) Extended Diploma

(3 A-Level equivalent)


Bromley Football Club coaching staff will lead sessions every afternoon with one day based at Bromley Football Club where students will access their facilities and be coached by 1st team/Reserve team coaching staff.

Strength and fitness development at a local gym.


Coaching qualifications run by Total Sports Coaching in exchange for voluntary hours in the local community.


Work specific qualifications such as first aid qualifications.


Mentoring of younger students in the school including numeracy and literacy.


English and Maths retake.

Equestrian Academy

Barton Field Farm Equestrian Centre will host coaching sessions for the students in disciplines such as show jumping. Students will train with qualified instructors at least once a week.

Golf Academy

Canterbury Golf Club will host coaching sessions where elite golfers will train with Head professional, Richard Wallis (Ex European Tour player, who is also due to play in BMW PGA Championship held at Wentworth Golf Club) at least once a week.

Dance Academy

Motion Alpha Dance Company will host coaching sessions for the students once a week, focusing on specific disciplines such as tap, ballet, modern, amongst others. 

Leadership Academy

Placement at a local sports development centre to give vocational training to reinforce skills and improve employability.

Students are also able to simply study BTEC Sport with no involvement with the Sporting Academies


No provision.


What does the BTEC Sport (Extended Diploma) look and feel like?

This course is ideal for students with aspirations to progress into the sports industry or to progress on to Higher Education. The course offers a combination of academic and practical sessions that will give an insight into what’s required to work in the sports industry. Sport is more than a job, it requires a different level of commitment, so from day one, these themes will be used to educate and prepare you for employment. You will be expected to demonstrate professionalism during your time at Spires.


What will I learn?

During your programme you will have the opportunity to learn about a selection of integral subjects including anatomy and physiology, practical sports, sports coaching, officiating, fitness testing and training, sports psychology, sports nutrition, exercise and health, sports injuries and other areas related to the sports industry. You will also gain skills in teamwork, communication, leadership, fitness, resilience, honesty, enthusiasm, commitment, discipline, respect as well as improving confidence.


How will I be assessed?

Through a combination of practical work, presentations, practical observations, a portfolio of assignments, case studies and tests. 4 units will be assessed via formal external exams.


Where can this course take me?

This course will support you in progressing into employment in the sports industry or onto Higher education. This can include sports coaching, sport and exercise sciences, sports therapy, sports development, working with children, fitness and exercise instruction and progression onto apprenticeships.


Entry requirements

5 A-C (or 4+) including Maths and English. Failure to achieve these grades in English and Maths will result in you retaking these qualifications within the enrichment block outlined above.


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