OCR SPORTS 

What will I do on the OCR Sports Science course?


The Cambridge Nationals in Sports Science offers you the chance to study key areas of
Sport Science including anatomy and physiology linked to fitness, health, injury and
performance; the science of training and application of training principles, and
psychology in sport and sports performance. You will look at ways to improve training and
fitness and apply this to sporting professionals, as well as improving your own sporting ability and fitness.


You will complete four units which include:


1 Reducing the Risks of Sports Injuries - in this unit you will learn how to reduce the risk of injury when taking part in sport, and how to respond to medical conditions in a sports setting. You will be assessed via a written exam in this unit.
2 Applying the Principles of Training - in this unit you will design training programmes to suit a particular sport or performance schedule. You will learn about the different training methods, components of fitness and principles of training.
3 The Body’s Response to Physical Activity - in this unit you will learn about how the body changes and responds to physical activity. You will learn the key components of the skeletal and muscular systems; how the heart and lungs works and adapt to changes during exercise.

4 Sports Nutrition - in this unit you will consider the composition of a healthy, balanced diet. You will consider the necessity of certain nutrients in particular quantities and the effects of a poor diet. You will reflect upon the role that diet plays in different sports and activities, and use this knowledge to produce a diet plan for a sports  performer.


As you study OCR Sport, you will be assessed by completing four units of work and you will develop a scientific understanding how sport, exercise and lifestyle effects the body. At the start of each unit you will be set a task brief
based on a vocational context e.g. working in a PE department and delivering presentations and demonstrating competency within practical theory lessons. One of the units will be exam based completing a written exam at the end of the unit.

 

To be successful on this course you do not need to be good at PE or sport. You do need to be dedicated and keenly interested in Sport, PE, and Science. The course focuses on theory and written assignments with a low proportion of practical lessons involved.

 

After the course you will be able to progress to Cambridge Technicals and other Level 3 vocational qualifications as well as A Levels and apprenticeships.

What will I do on the OCR Sports Studies course?

The Cambridge Nationals in Sports Studies provides you with the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge about different types of sport and physical activity, skills development and sports leadership to your practical performance. You will learn about contemporary issues in sport such as funding, participation, ethics and role models, and sport and the media.


You will complete four units which include:


1 Contemporary Issues in Sport - in this unit you will learn about why people take part in sport, the value of sport, the Olympic movement and all about National Governing Bodies. You will be assessed externally through a written exam for this module.
2 Media & the Sport - in this unit you will learn about all the different types of media in sport, how media positively and negatively effects sport whilst also looking at sponsorship and advertising. 

3 Developing Sports Skills - in this unit you will be assessed on your practical skills in an individual sport & a team sport. You will also be assessed on your practical officiating skills and will learn how to review your performance in sport, creating a development plan.

4 Sports Leadership - you will earn about the attributes, qualities and skills a successful leader requires. You will plan and deliver a practical sports session to younger pupils and review your performance afterwards.

As you study OCR Sport, you will be assessed by completing four units of work. At the start of each unit you will be set a task brief based on a vocational context e.g. working in a PE department and delivering presentations and demonstrating competency within practical elements. One of the units will be exam based completing a written exam at the end of the unit.


To be successful on this course you do not need to be good at PE or sport. You do need to be dedicated and keenly interested in Sport and PE. The course focuses on theory and written assignments with a medium proportion of practical lessons involved. 

 

After the course you will be able to progress to Cambridge Nationals and other Level 3 vocational qualifications as well as A Levels and apprenticeships.

Curriculum Leader of PE - Miss Cammidge

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