OCR Cambridge National Sport

Cambridge National Sport Studies Level 1/2

Staff:   Mr Hinds

Enjoy watching sport on the television? Have a keen interest in a variety of sports? Considering a career in the sports industry? Then this course is for you! By choosing the Cambridge National Sports Studies course, you will be given the opportunity to practically learn the theory behind sport.

This course is equivalent to one GCSE

Students study four units (listed below) during the two years. Each one offers students different opportunities to develop their knowledge and understanding of the practice and theory behind the modern day sporting world. One of the units is externally examined. In the other three units students are assessed through a variety of methods including presentations, written coursework, practical demonstrations and leadership. 

Units Covered:

  • Contemporary Issues               (Externally Examined)
  • Developing Sports Skills          (Practical Unit - 2 sports)
  • Media In Sport                          (Written Coursework)
  • Sports Leadership                    (Practical Unit)

 Unit 1: Contemporary Issues (Externally Assessed)

This is split into four sections. Issues which affect participating in sport. The role of sport in promoting values. Understanding the importance of hosting major sporting events and knowing about the role of the national governing bodies.

Unit 2: Developing Sports Skills

The practical sports unit is where you will be given the chance to show your skills, techniques and tactics in a wide range of sports. You will be taught the rules of these sports and learn how to officiate in your chosen sport. You have to do at least two main sports- one individual and one team sport, but we will cover a variety of sports throughout the unit and course.

Unit 3: Media In Sport

Students will understand the basic singular forms of Media such as Newspapers, Internet, Television and Radio. You will explore both the Positive and Negative impacts media can have on a variety of sports

Unit 6: Sports Leadership

Students will learn how to plan a coaching session in detail, in a sport of their choice. They will then deliver this to their peers. They will review their session and pick out their strengths and weaknesses. Finally they will have to put an action plan together on how to improve.

Students will have two lessons per week, a theoretical lesson and a practical lesson applying the theoretical concepts and assessing performance. Students will be expected to bring kit for their practical sessions. Coursework will be on going. 

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