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Subject: OCR Cambridge Nationals

 Sports Studies L1/2 & Physical Education

Overview

KS3 (Years 7 & 8)

Students are mainly taught in single sex classes throughout Key Stage 3. A wide variety of activities are offered including basketball, cricket, football, netball, rounders, rugby, tennis, athletics, dance, table tennis, fitness and badminton. These options enable students to experience a broad and balanced curriculum which will hopefully encourage them to participate in extra-curricular clubs and sport outside school. The emphasis is on developing positive attitudes to physical activity alongside skill development and physical progression.

KS4 (Core PE)

At Key Stage 4, students still have 2 hours of core PE each week. Students are given the responsibility to choose the sports and activities which they would prefer to take part in from a number of options throughout the year. Groups can be mixed or single sex, with the emphasis of these lessons being on ensuring students are motivated, engaged and active.

KS4 (OCR Cambridge Nationals Sports Studies)

Cambridge Nationals in Sport are targeted at 14-16 year olds in a school environment. They’re available as an Award and a Certificate, with the Certificate being the same size as a GCSE. They use both internal and external assessment and meets the DfE’s requirements for attainment tables and headline figures.

The Sports Studies course takes a sector based focus, whilst encompassing core/physical education themes. Students 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. Students will develop an appreciation of the importance of sport locally and nationally, different ways of being involved in sport and how this shapes the sports industry.

The Certificate course is divided into 4 units, 2 of which being mandatory units and also cover the Award qualification.  The mandatory units are Contemporary Issues In Sport and Developing Sports Skills. 2 further units must be completed, these will be, Sports Leadership and Sport and The Media.

The Cambridge Nationals in Sport lead to a wide range of general and vocational qualifications after secondary school with the potential for Level 1/2 Apprenticeships, Vocational Qualifications (QCF) in Personal Training and Leisure Management, A Level Physical Education and Level 3 sports qualifications such as the Cambridge Technicals in Sport.

Extra-Curricular

We run an extensive programme of extra-curricular clubs and activities. The clubs/teams include: netball, football, rugby, basketball, trampolining, cricket, athletics, rounders and tennis. In most of these, there is the opportunity for students to experience competition by playing in the school district/county competitions and friendly matches, school games events and school ‘Cares Cup’ competitions. We actively encourage dedication from all by selecting students to take part in fixtures if they are showing enthusiasm and commitment. At the same time, we are committed to competition and therefore take many tournaments and cups seriously, with a view to students experiencing success in Icknield colours.

Our results are regularly posted on our Twitter feed: @IcknieldPE.

Exam Board

OCR

Qualification type

L1/2 Award and Certificate

Assessment

The (mandatory) Contemporary Issues in Sport unit is a 1 hour (60 marks) written examination paper and comprises short answer questions, extended response questions and multiple choice questions, it also assesses the quality of written communication. The 3 other units are centre assessed and OCR moderated internal assignments which comprise of practical performance and written and verbally assessed coursework tasks.

Year 9

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Contemporary Issues in Sport

  • LO1 To understand the issues which affect participation in Sport

Developing Sports Skills

  • LO2 To be able to use skills, techniques and tactics as a team performer in a sporting activity

Contemporary Issues in Sport

  • LO2 Know about the role of sport in promoting values

Developing Sports Skills

  • LO3 To be able to officiate in a sporting activity

Developing Sports Skills

  • LO1 To be able to use skills, techniques and tactics as an individual performer in a sporting activity
  • LO4 To be able to apply practice methods to support improvement in a sporting activity

 

 

 

Year 10

 

 

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Contemporary Issues in Sport

  • LO3 To understand the importance of hosting major tournaments
  • LO4 To know about the role of national governing bodies in sport

 

January Examination on Contemporary Issues in Sport

 

Sports Leadership

  • LO1 To know the personal qualities, styles, roles and responsibilities associated with effective sports leadership
  • LO2 To be able to plan sports activity sessions

Sports Leadership

  • LO3 To be able to deliver sports activity sessions
  • LO4 To be able to evaluate own performance in delivering a sports activity session

Year 11

 

 

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Sport and The Media

  • LO1 To know how sport is covered across the media 
  • LO2 To understand positive effects the media can have on sport 
  • LO3 To understand negative effects media can have on sport

Sport and The Media

  • LO4 To understand the relationship between sport and the media 
  • LO5 To be able to evaluate media coverage of sport

 

Useful websites/resources

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