Key Stage 4

Year 10: Sport Studies

OCR Level 1 and 2 Cambridge National Certificate

This vocational course is designed for individuals that are motivated sports players who would like to both further their interest and improve their practical and theoretical knowledge of physical activity. It would be of value to the school leaver who is interested in pursuing a career in the leisure industry and also as an appropriate foundation course for those hoping to take the Level 3 Cambridge technical extended certificate in Sport and Physical Activity in Sixth Form, possibly leading to sports based degree courses in higher education.

During the two year course students will be practically assessed in 2 areas. This will be a team activity and an individual activity and are usually activities that we teach in school. Students who are very able in other activities which are not covered in the School PE curriculum such as equestrian or skiing can be assessed on an individual basis. We encourage students to be activity engaged in sports outside of school as this can only benefit their overall grade.

Assessment

The course is equivalent to one GCSE. The course is made up of 4 units covering the following areas:

Written examinations:

1 hour- 60 marks

Unit R051: Contemporary issues in Sport (30 GLH)

This unit explores sport in a wider context and how it reflects society. Students will explore a range of sporting issues that are current and in the news such as ‘Drugs in Sport’. They will learn about the role of high profile sporting events such as the Olympics and the impact this has on the World beyond providing entertainment.

Centre Assessed tasks:

Unit R052: Developing sports skills (30GLH)

This unit will develop student’s practical skills and techniques alongside tactical understanding for an individual and team activity. Students will also learn to officiate in their chosen sports.

Unit R053: Sports Leadership (30GLH)

Whether voluntary or professional the role of the sports leader is imperative to any sport. Students will plan and deliver effective and safe sessions and evaluate their own performance.

Unit R054: Sport and the Media (30 GLH)

Sport and the media use each other to promote their products. Students learn about the impact of media on sport. Students will develop skills relevant to a range of careers and roles in the sports industry such a sports reporting, analysis and media work within a sports organisation.

Year 11: Physical Education

AQA GCSE PHYSICAL EDUCATION (8582)

This GCSE course is designed to provide a means by which individuals who are motivated sports players can both further their interest and improve their practical and theoretical knowledge of physical activity. It would be of value to the school leaver who is interested in pursuing a career in the leisure industry and also as an appropriate foundation course for those hoping to take a GCE in Physical Education possibly leading to sports based degree courses in higher education.

During the two year course students will be practically assessed in 3 areas. These must be a team activity, an individual activity and either another team or another individual activity. Students who are very able in other activities which are not covered in the School PE curriculum can be assessed on an individual basis even if they are activities in which they are coached/taught outside of school for example equestrian or skiing.

The course includes a significant amount of theory which is very in depth. Students need to know many technical terms along with an understanding of how skills are performed and improved. Four out of the five lessons a fortnight will be in a classroom and one will be practically based. For this reason we encourage students to be activity engaged in sports outside of school as time spent on the practical side of the course is limited. The theoretical aspects of the course cover the following areas:

1. Applied anatomy and physiology
2. Physical training
3. Movement analysis
4. Sport psychology
5. Socio cultural influences
6. Health, fitness and well-being

Assessment of the course is as follows:

Written examinations:

1. The human body and movement in physical activity
2. Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport
2 x 1 hour 15 min exam papers- multiple choice, short answer and long answer questions.
Each paper is worth 30% of total GCSE mark.

Practical performance in Physical Activity in Sport is worth 40% of the final mark.

Key Stage 5

Year 12 & 13: (Sixth Form)

Sport and Physical Activity

Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

EXAMINATION BOARD
OCR

WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT THIS SUBJECT?
This qualification is designed for learners who want to gain a qualification to support further study in Further Education or Higher Education in Sport and Physical Activity or sport related apprenticeships. The qualification is not just about being able to play sport; it will provide learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding to progress to Higher Education on a sports related programme, such as Sports Science or Sports and Leisure Management. The course combines practical activities with theory, as well as visits and presentations from employers about their sector of sport and physical activity. The Extended Certificate is a similar size to an A Level. This gives learners the flexibility to take other qualifications, whether vocational or academic, in preparation for further study in the sector.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
GCSE English grade 4 or above

YOU WILL STUDY
Learners will take 3 mandatory units, which are two-thirds of the qualification. These compulsory units are –
1. Bodily Systems and the Effects of Physical Activity.
2. Sports Coaching and Activity Leadership.
3. Sports Organization and Development.

In addition to these, students will take two optional units, which are one-third of the qualification. A list of the available units is on the OCR website, but the school will confirm which options will be available in school before the start of the course. All units assist in the development of transferrable skills such as communication and problem solving. The optional units encourage the development of time management, research and analytical skills as well as emphasizing the need for good written and verbal communication skills.

ASSESSMENT DETAILS
The Extended Certificate is assessed using a combination of:
• external assessment (Units 1-3), which the exam board set and mark, and
• internal assessment (Unit 2, and optional units), where the teacher assesses the learners’work and the exam board externally moderate it.

Every unit achieved will be graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction. Qualifications are graded using a Pass, Merit, Distinction, Distinction* structure.

CAREERS & UNIVERSITY PATHWAYS
Achievement of this qualification will provide learners with the skills knowledge and understanding to progress in to higher education on a sports related programme  such as Sports Science, Sports Coaching, Sports Management or Sport Psychology.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Students should be motivated by sport and have a keen interest in the world of sport. A good level of literacy and numeracy skills is expected as well as good organisational and time management skills in order to effectively meet deadlines.