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Sport Science




Subject Mission Statement

Our curriculum promotes inclusion, equality and diversity through a broad, balanced and varied curriculum that is progressive across all key stages. Students learn skills and understanding by participating in competitive experiences, purposeful skills-based practices and fitness-based activities. Students also develop physical confidence, build on their health, fitness and well-being and develop character values. The curriculum also promotes the academic aspect of PE through differentiated pathways preparing them for future opportunities.




Overview

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KS3 Learning Journey


Overview

The Cambridge Nationals in Sport Science offer students the opportunity 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. They give students the opportunity to study sport without being assessed on their practical performance, however there are some practical elements to the course.



KS4 Intent Statement

Our KS4 core PE curriculum is inclusive, broad and balanced and continues to promote equality and diversity. It further develops their skills and understanding through purposeful competitive experiences alongside understanding the value of why regular participation in physical activity improves fitness, health, and wellbeing.
Our KS4 curriculum provides opportunities for students to be physically confident and develop their leadership skills through pathways that further character values such as resilience, respect, responsibility and fairness as well as developing the skills relevant to many careers.
Our KS4 schemes of work offer rich and varied progressive learning experiences in participation and competition. Success is celebrated, but students also learn how to cope with failure.
Our KS4 examination curriculum promotes the academic aspects of the subject through enhanced learning opportunities in GCSE PE and Sport Science allowing students to follow academic and vocational studies. Literacy is promoted through extended writing and extended oral work, combined with the use of key subject scientific, psychological and socio-cultural terminology. Progress made is regularly identified in learning through tracking and celebrated by sharing best work and by rewarding it through the rewards policy.
Our KS4 curriculum is enriched by a wide range of extracurricular opportunities for participation and competition and further develops and promotes character values, healthy lifestyles and opportunities for leadership.
Our students are encouraged to take part in competitive sports clubs and participative activities outside of school through club links and community incentives.


Qualification Details

Exam Board: OCR
Qualification Title: Sport Science
Qualification Specification Code: J828
Qualification Webpage: Click here to visit the OCR webpage for the specification.


Why should I study this course?

This course is designed with practical and engaging ways of learning and enable students to:

• Develop a range of skills through involvement in sport and physical activity in different contexts and roles
• Develop their ability to apply theoretical knowledge to practical situations
• Gain a better understanding of the complexity of different areas of sport and the sports industry
• Increase their awareness of different ways to stay involved in sport and physical activity and of different careers and roles within sport.

Students also develop their independent thinking, problem solving and analytical skills as well as their extended writing skills and IT skills.

The study of Sport Science opens up a range of possibilities for further study and also into careers associated with the subject.


What knowledge and/or skills will I need?

An interest in physical activity and how the body responds to training and exercise is desirable. Good extended writing skills are desirable. Good IT skills are desirable.


What will I study in this qualification?




How will I be assessed?

Unit R180 – (40% weighting) External examination – 1 hour 15mins
Unit R181 - internally assessed coursework.
Unit R183 - internally assessed coursework.


Possible Career Paths

• Sports Management
• Sport Coaching
• Healthcare
• Exercise and Health (eg personal trainer)
• Teacher training
• Sports Therapy (eg sports massage)
• Armed forces
• Nutrition




Overview

The Cambridge Technical Extended certificate is designed to follow on from the OCR Sport Science course, although is not a requirement for students to have followed this course. These units will give learners an understanding of sport in the wider contexts of coaching and leadership, anatomy and physiology, the body’s short- and long-term responses to physical activity and the framework of sport in the UK and the organisations involved. Learners will also develop transferable skills such as planning, communication, adaptability and leadership.



KS5 Intent Statement

Our KS5 curriculum an academic curriculum which progresses learning from Key Stage 4 which is matched to our student intake profile and is delivered through the differentiated pathways of A Level and Cambridge Technical qualifications.
Our KS5 curriculum further promotes the academic aspects PE and Sport academic and vocational studies as in KS4. Literacy is further promoted through extended writing and extended oral work, combined with the use of more challenging key subject scientific, psychological and socio-cultural terminology. Progress made is regularly identified in learning through tracking and celebrated by sharing best work and by rewarding it through the rewards policy
The KS5 curriculum inspires and engages students whilst also equipping them with cultural capital successfully broadening horizons and preparing them for progression at 18, and for their future life as learners, employees and informed citizens in the field of sport, recreation and health.
Through KS2 primary links students participate in events that develop their planning, organisation and leadership skills.
Opportunities are available for students to develop into future leaders through subject ambassador roles and further promoting their subject as well as coaching and officiating younger students in extra-curricular activities.
Enrichment opportunities allow participation in a range of health, fitness and competitive activities, which help to support living a sustained active health lifestyle and to develop new interests which may be undertaken in future life.


Qualification Details

Exam Board: OCR
Qualification Title: Sport - Cambridge Technical - Level 3 Extended Certificate
Qualification Specification Code: 05827
Qualification Webpage: Click here to visit the OCR webpage for the specification.


Entry Requirements

Standard Sixth Form entry requirements


What will I study in this qualification?




Possible Career Paths

Sports related degrees, Sports Science, Coaching, teaching, Physiotherapy, Sports Statistics, Sports Psychologist, Recreational Management, Sport and Leisure Industry. This qualification is not just about being able to play sport, it will provide learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding to progress into Higher Education on a sport-related programme.


Who should I speak to if I need further information?

Mrs Webber



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