Sports Studies

Cambridge Nationals Sport Studies Level 1/2 Award

 

Head of PE:

Mrs Keith

Contact:

zkeith@sunburymanor.surrey.sch.uk

Exam Specification:

OCR Cambridge Nationals Sports Studies Level 1/2

QN Code:

 

 

 

Summary of Course content

 

Sport Studies Unit R051- Contemporary issues in sport (Mandatory):

Learning Outcome 1: Understand the issues which affect participation in sport

  • The different user groups who may participate in sport.
  • The possible barriers which affect participation in sport (with reference to the different user groups).
  • The solutions to barriers which affect participation in sport.
  • The factors which can impact upon the popularity of sport in the UK.
  • How the factors which can impact upon the popularity of sport in the UK relate to specific sporting examples.
  • Current trends in the popularity of different sports in the UK (e.g. studies and statistics in recent years have suggested that recreational walking, fishing/angling, cycling and swimming are the most popular sports in the UK in terms of numbers participating).
  • Growth of new/emerging sports and activities in the UK (e.g. Ultimate Frisbee now increasing in popularity very quickly in UK).

Learning Outcome 2: Know about the role of sport in promoting values

  • Values which can be promoted through sport.
  • The Olympic and Paralympic movement.
  • Other initiatives and events which promote values through sport (e.g. FIFA’s ‘Football for Hope’ campaign, ECB’s ‘Chance to Shine’ programme, Sport Relief, Premier League’s ‘Creating Chances’ initiative, £10m Sport England scheme to increase participation in sport by women).
  • The importance of etiquette and sporting behaviour of both performers and spectators.
  • The use of performance-enhancing drugs in sport.

Learning Outcome 3: Understand the importance of hosting major sporting events

  • The features of major sporting events.
  • The potential benefits and drawbacks of cities/countries hosting major sporting events.
  • The links between potential benefits and drawbacks and legacy.

Learning Outcome 4: Know about the role of national governing bodies in sport

  • What national governing bodies in sport do?

 

Sport Studies Unit R052: Developing sports skills (Mandatory):

Learning Outcome 1: Be able to use skills, techniques and tactics/strategies/compositional ideas as an individual performer in a sporting activity

  • The key components of performance for an individual performer in a sporting activity.

Learning Outcome 2: Be able to use skills, techniques and tactics/strategies/compositional ideas as a team performer in sporting activity

  • The key components of performance for a team performer in a sporting activity

Learning Outcome 3: Be able to officiate in a sporting activity

  • How to apply rules and regulations relevant to the activity.
  • The importance of consistency (e.g. making sure rules are applied consistently in a variety of situations).
  • The importance of accuracy (e.g. applying rules correctly).
  • The use of signals (e.g. whistles/flags/gestures – how, when, why).
  • How to communicate decisions (e.g. with other officials, performers and the audience).
  • The importance of positioning (e.g. to gain the best view to make decisions, not obstruct).

Learning Outcome 4: Be able to apply practice methods to support improvement in a sporting activity

  • How to identify areas of improvement in their own performance in a sporting activity.
  • Types of skills.
  • Types of practice.
  • Methods to improve own performance.
  • How to measure improvement in skills, techniques and strategies developed.

 

Choice of two more additional modules (TBC)

  • Sports leadership
  • Developing knowledge and skills in outdoor activities

 

Assessment

Examination (1 hour): Sport Studies Unit R051- Contemporary issues in sport.

Coursework and lesson material: Sport Studies Unit R052- Developing sports skills plus two other module.

What type of activities take place in lessons?

Theory work, student led investigations, practical based theory lessons.

What type of homework tasks will be set?

Exam based questions.

Linking the current topic to sports specific examples.

How will it help me in the future?

Careers in:

Teaching

Coaching

Physiotherapy

Gym instructor

Personal Trainer