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Cambridge National Sport Studies

In KS4, pupils can opt to take an accredited course at Key Stage 4. At present, we are transitioning from the OCR Cambridge National to the BTEC First Award in Sport. The current Y10's (2019/20) are following the BTEC course. This course matches our students' strengths and provide a more fluid route to our students as they continue into Key Stage 5, via a vocational route. We can, and have offered GCSE PE (OCR 9-1) to students for whom this route is more appropriate in core PE time.

Specifications of both courses can be found below.

R051: Contemporary issues in sport

Students explore a range of topical and contemporary issues in sport, such as participation levels and barriers, promoting values and ethical behaviour, and how sport contributes to society as a whole beyond simply providing entertainment.

R052: Developing sports skills

Students try out a range of sports-related skills and techniques, including different practice methods for improving both their own performance and that of others. They develop their knowledge of the use of tactics and strategies in both individual and team sporting activities as well as their understanding of the rules, enabling them to carry out a number of officiating roles within the activities

R053: Sports leadership

Students learn about some of the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required to be an effective sport leader. They put their knowledge into practice by planning and delivering safe and effective sporting activity sessions. Afterwards they review their performance.

R054: Sport and the media

Students explore the relationship between sports and the media: how sport uses the media to promote itself and the media uses sport to expand and maintain uptake of its products. They look at the differences in sports coverage across a range of media outlets and over time and the effect that media has had on public interest and involvement in sport.

BTEC First Award in Sport

This course provides an engaging and relevant introduction to the world of sport. It incorporates important aspects of the industry, such as fitness testing and training for sport and exercise, the psychology of sport, practical sports performance and sports leadership. It enables you to develop and apply your knowledge, while also developing a range of relevant practical, communication and technical skills.

The qualification is 120 GLH, which is the same size and level as a GCSE, is aimed at everyone who wants to find out more about the sport industry.

You will study three mandatory units, covering the underpinning knowledge and skills required for the sports sector:

  • fitness for sport and exercise
  • practical performance in sport
  • applying the principles of personal training

You will build on the knowledge gained in the mandatory units by choosing one further unit, which is:

  • leading sports activities

 How will I be assessed?

You will carry out tasks/assignments throughout the course. Your teacher will mark these, and so you will receive feedback as to how you are getting on.

For the assessment for Unit 3 Applying the Principles of Personal Training, you will be able to draw on the knowledge, skills and understanding you have developed in the qualification as a whole.

The assessment for Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise is an onscreen test, which is marked by Pearson.

What does the qualification cover?

This course provides an engaging and relevant introduction to the world of sport.

It incorporates important aspects of the industry, such as fitness testing and training for sport and exercise, the psychology of sport, practical sports performance and sports leadership. It enables you to develop and apply your knowledge, while also developing a range of relevant practical, communication and technical skills.

The qualification is 120 GLH, which is the same size and level as a GCSE, is aimed at everyone who wants to find out more about the sport industry.

You will study three mandatory units, covering the underpinning knowledge and skills required for the sports sector:

  • fitness for sport and exercise
  • practical performance in sport
  • applying the principles of personal training

You will build on the knowledge gained in the mandatory units by choosing one further unit, which is:

  • leading sports activities

 How will I be assessed?

You will carry out tasks/assignments throughout the course. Your teacher will mark these, and so you will receive feedback as to how you are getting on.

For the assessment for Unit 3 Applying the Principles of Personal Training, you will be able to draw on the knowledge, skills and understanding you have developed in the qualification as a whole.

The assessment for Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise is an onscreen test, which is marked by Pearson.