Sport and Leisure

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The Sport and Leisure Faculty endeavour to deliver a high-quality PE curriculum that enables all students to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity. Students can develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully. We believe that PE develops competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school.


Key Stage 3

Students are taught in set ability groups. All students have two one hour lessons per week. Our physical Education curriculum helps students to develop the confidence to take part in different physical activities and learn about the value of healthy, active lifestyles. Students develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully. When they are performing, they think about what they are doing, analyze the situation and make decisions. They also reflect on their own and others’ performances and find ways to improve them. The areas the curriculum covers ensures all students have knowledge and understanding of the following 6 areas:

  • outwitting opponents
  • accurate replication
  • exploring and communicating ideas, concepts and emotions
  • performing at maximum levels in relation to speed, height, distance, strength or accuracy
  • identifying and solving problems to overcome challenges
  • exercising safely and effectively to improve health and wellbeing

Key Stage 4

OCR Level 2 Cambridge National in Sports Studies

Course overview

In Year 10 and 11 we follow the OCR Level 2 Cambridge National in Sports Studies. The course is broken down into the following areas and a total of four units will be covered over the two years:

Two mandatory units

(25% each unit)

Plus two optional units from the following list

(25% each unit)

Unit R051: Contemporary issues in sport

Unit R052: Developing sports skills

 

R053: Sports leadership

R054: Sport and the media

R055: Working in the sports industry

R056: Developing knowledge and skills in outdoor activities

Examination

Unit R051: Contemporary issues in sport – This unit is externally assessed through an OCR set and marked 1 hour exam.

Unit R052: Developing sports skills – This unit is assessed through an OCR-set task and includes demonstration of students’ own practical performance skills and officiating, along with a demonstration of the ways students can improve their own performance.

R053: Sports leadership – This unit is assessed through an OCR-set task to allow practical demonstration of students’ planning and leadership skills.

R054: Sport and the media – This unit is assessed through an OCR-set task where students communicate their knowledge to an external audience.

R055: Working in the sports industry – This unit is assessed through an OCR-set task where students explore career options relevant to them, demonstrate how they would apply and prepare appropriate information that might be needed in an interview.

R056: Developing knowledge and skills in outdoor activities – This unit is assessed through an OCR-set task where students demonstrate their planning skills and participate in an outdoor activity.

What is the course style?

This qualification 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 this qualification and utilised in many other educational and employment settings.

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.

Who is the course suitable for?

This course is suitable for you if you have an interest in PE and want to learn about key areas in sport.

It is important that you play sport regularly as part of your assessment involves you performing and officiating in sport.

Career opportunities

If you are interested in studying sport at further education you should strongly consider this OCR Level 2 Cambridge National in Sports Studies. This course will provide the platform for students wanting to go on to Level 2/3 Cambridge Technicals in Sport, A Level Physical Education, BTEC Sport or an Apprenticeships in Sport.

It will also support future applications for sports degrees including Sport Studies, Sport Science, Physical Education and Sports Management.


YEAR 11 GCSE PE

We follow the OCR PE specification. Students complete the course over two years. The course is broken down into the following areas:

  • 30% – Practical Performance
    Students have to be assessed in three different practical activities.
  • 10% – Coursework
    Students complete a non-exam assessment based on evaluating and analysing a practical performance.
  • 60% – Examination
    Students have two exams, both worth 30% each.

The GCSE course aims to encourage students to be inspired, moved and challenged by following a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study and to develop an awareness and appreciation of their own and others’ cultures in relation to Physical Education. They should encourage creativity and decision-making skills to enable them to plan effectively for performances and to respond to changing situations.


Post 16

BTEC Sport | Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport

What is the course style?

Over the BTEC course, students will complete four units which cover different areas of study within sport. The course involves an external examination, a set task that includes a case study and research task. Other units will also require students to produce a portfolio of work to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding. Some of the work will involve practical participation.

Further Opportunities

Level 3 BTEC Sport qualifies for UCAS points. It gives students a wide range of progression options into further study on sports related courses, training or relevant employment in the sport and leisure sector. Students who successfully complete the qualification at the top levels will be well equipped to move onto degrees in related subjects such as sports science, sports coaching or teaching courses*.
*some universities prefer A Level PE for teaching courses.

Why choose sport?

This course is for students wishing to specialise in a sports specific industry. The qualification gives learners specialist knowledge and skills, enabling entry to an Apprenticeship or other employment, or progression to related higher education courses. The course also equips you with a range of transferable skills, including: leadership, problem solving, IT skills, research and communication skills.

BTEC Sport | Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport

Course Content

Equivalent to one A Level. Four units to be studied of which three are mandatory and two are externally assessed.

Mandatory

  • Unit 1 – Anatomy and Physiology
  • Unit 2 – Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being
  • Unit 3 – Professional Development in the Sports Industry

Optional

  • Unit 4 – Sports Leadership
  • Unit 5 – Application of Fitness Testing
  • Unit 6 – Sports Psychology
  • Unit 7 – Practical Sports Performance

BTEC Sport | Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport

Assessment

Unit 1

  • Written examination
  • 1hour 30mins

Unit 2

  • A set task, completed under supervised conditions and marked by exam board.
  • Learners will be provided with a case study two weeks before a supervised assessment period in order to carry out research.

Units 3 – 7

  • Students will produce a portfolio of evidence to meet the different assessment criteria. This portfolio is continually assessed throughout the course and students will be given feedback at every stage through the course