Sports Studies

The Sports Studies course involves a mixture of practical and theory PE and will be a good choice for you if you enjoy physical activity and learning about the mechanics of the sporting world.

The Cambridge Nationals in Sport Studies take a sector-based focus, whilst also encompassing some core sport/physical education themes. Learners have the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge about different types of sport and physical activity, skills development and sports leadership to their own practical performance. They will learn about contemporary issues in sport such as funding, participation, ethics and role models, and sport and the media. Learners will develop an appreciation of the importance of sport locally and nationally, different ways of being involved in sport and of how this shapes the sports industry.

EXAM BOARD: OCR


HOW IS THE COURSE ASSESSED?

This two-unit course is designed to give you an in-depth understanding of how computer technology works and provides an opportunity to look at what goes on ‘behind the scenes’.

COMPONENT UNIT TITLE ASSESSMENT METHOD GCSE WEIGHTING
01 Unit to be determined Internal Assessment 75%
02 Contemporary issues in sport Examination 25%


WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

Sport is a key theme in most areas of both education and health policy. The need for people to lead healthy and active rather than sedentary lifestyles is increasingly prominent in respect of government initiatives, and this is reflected in the school curriculum, where physical education and sport remains core; these qualifications seek to build upon this provision at key stages 3 and 4. These sport qualifications offer learners the chance to develop different types of skills through largely practical means; communication, problem solving, team working, evaluation and analysis, performing under pressure, and formulating written findings from practical investigation are all transferable skills which can be learned and assessed through these qualifications and utilised in many other educational and employment settings. Both qualifications have been designed with practical and engaging ways of teaching in mind and enable learners to:

  • develop a range of skills through involvement in sport and physical activity in different contexts and roles
  • develop their ability to apply theoretical knowledge to practical situations
  • gain a better understanding of the complexity of different areas of sport and the sports industry
  • increase their awareness of different ways to stay involved in sport and physical activity and of different careers and roles within sport.

 


MORE INFORMATION

If you have any further questions, please speak to Mr Handford.

You can also find more detailed information on the OCR website.

https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals/sport-studies-level-1-2-j803-j813/

CAREERS IN SPORTS

Physical Education lends itself to a range of careers in sportsand fitness aswell as other
industries that you may not have considered before.For example, did you know that
many nutritionists, physical therapists and chiropractors have a degree in PE?Some
careers that you could consider doing with PE include:


- Sports scientist
- PEteacher
- Physiotherapist
- Diet and fitness instructor or personal trainer

Take a look at some of the jobs we've identified below that make use of Sports:

Sports Coach

Nutritionist

Physiotherapist

Firefighter