Sport Pathway

Alongside regular Sport provision which is available and open to all students studying in the Sixth Form at CHS (including Games, during lunch, before/after school practices and Saturday Sport) there are three academic options for Sport in the Sixth Form at CHS.


  • Sport Pathway – This is the same as the other pathways in Sixth Form and takes place each week on a Green Week Tueday afternoon. This is tailored for students’ needs according to their aspirations and may include Strength & Conditioning training, 1-1 or small group training, coaching opportunities. Students should opt for the Sports Pathway if they would like to develop and improve their personal performance as a player/performer or if they have an interest in pursuing a sports related career.

BTEC Sport Extended Diploma

Through the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma students will receive the equivalent of three A Levels covering units such as Anatomy and Physiology, Analysis of Sporting Performance and a Research Investigation in Sport and Exercise Science. Click here for further information about content and assessment of the BTEC Sport.

Students can study any combination of A-Levels and/or Pre-U subjects with any Plus one option and still take advantage of the Sports Pathway.

Students following the Sports Pathway will be asked to choose a combination of the following options:

  • Strength and Conditioning Programme
  • Individual Performance Analysis
  • Small group performance coaching in major sports offered at CHS
  • Coaching/Officiating Qualifications
  • Work Experience within the PE Department at CHS
  • Work Experience outside CHS with professional sports clubs and agencies


  • Elite Sport Programme – This is for students who have genuine aspirations to perform sport at a high level. They will have 6 curriculum lessons per cycle. There is an application process for this and further information can be found here. As part of the Elite Sport Programme, students choose either 3 x A Levels, or the BTEC Level 3 Sport Extended Diploma. The Elite Sport Programme is not to be confused with the High Performance Programme in Sport which is offered to Year 7 pupils and runs through the Senior School.


  • BTEC Level 3 Sport Extended Diploma – This is for students who wish to pursue a career / university course in sport. They cannot choose any other A Level with this and also must do the Elite Sport Programme and Sport Pathway.

Further information about these Sport options can be found below.

Sport Pathway lead:
Mr Matt Higgins