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Head of Department: Mr J Quirk
Email: [email protected]
Examination Board: OCR (L1/2 Cambridge National)
Cambridge National in Sport Studies enables students to develop and apply knowledge of sports-related activities, with a particular focus on officiating, coaching and leading. They explore contemporary issues in sport, different ways of being involved in the sports industry, and the impact of sport on wider society. You must be interested in sport and it is essential you are competent in an individual sport and a team based sport as this is worth 25% of your overall mark. You need to be able to communicate well, both orally and in writing, with a wide range of people and possess good ICT skills. In addition to written coursework, this course involves lots of practical activities which you will need to enthusiastically participate in, applying your good level of fitness. You will need to be well-motivated, be able to meet deadlines and be prepared to work hard.
The Cambridge National Certificate in Sport Studies Level 2 is taught over 120 guided learning hours (GLH). It has core and optional specialist units. Learners must complete the two core units and a choice of optional units to reach a total of 120 GLH. The Cambridge National Certificate has units that are assessed internally and a unit that OCR sets and marks externally.
|OCR Cambridge National Certificate in Sport Studies|
|Unit||Core units||Assessment method||GLH|
|1||Contemporary issues in sport||External written Exam||30|
|2||Developing sports skills||Internal and externally moderated||30|
|Optional Specialist Units|
|3||Sports leadership||Internal and externally moderated||30|
|4||Working in the sports industry||Internal and externally moderated||30|
A Level Physical Education, Level 3 Cambridge National in Sport and/or BTEC National Diploma in Sport. Ultimately potentially leading to careers in Sports and Leisure Centres, FE Colleges, Secondary Education, Sports Development, Sports Science and Sports Coaching.