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Lead teacher - Mr D Ward
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Qualification  - OCR National Level 2 Certificate (Equivalent to 1 GCSE)
Level - L1 Pass, Merit, Distinction
          - L2 Pass, Merit, Distinction, Distinction *

Course Outline

Unit 1 – Contemporary Issues in Sport (Exam) - Looks at many of the issues that affect society are also prevalent in sport. You study the Olympics and other major events, fair play and barriers to participation. 

Unit 2 - 'Developing Sports Skills' (Coursework) Looks at a variety of sports practically and theoretically. You study skills, tactics, refereeing and performance analysis. 

Unit 3 - 'Sports Leadership' (Coursework) You will plan and deliver a sporting activity and event. You will study leadership skills such as communication, motivation and sports specific knowledge. 

Unit 4 - 'Sport and the Media' (Coursework) Looks at media coverage across sport and how it influences the public. You will study the influence of television, the written press, social media, sponsorship and advertising. 

Exam Details 

This course is 75% coursework and 25% exam (unit 1 - written paper). 

Career Progression 

The course develops skills in Leadership, Organisation, Resilience, Initiative and Communication. These skills are desirable in a wide range of career paths.

Typically students have used this qualification to move into:

  • Further education – sixth form and university
  • Elite sports performance / professional athlete
  • Coaching and teaching
  • Leisure centre work – personal training, fitness instructor, children’s group instructor
  • Physiotherapy or sports therapy
  • Sports media – Journalism or sports analysis
Subject Links

This subject links well with several subjects, including:

  • Science – biology and physics (linked by knowledge of body movement and anatomy)
  • Dance ( linked by knowledge of your own body limits)
  • Food ( linked by knowledge of sports nutrition)
  • English and history ( linked by extended writing and comparative work)
  • Media (linked by knowledge of the media’s impact on society)
  • Psychology and sociology (linked by knowledge of social and psychological factors impacting on participation and performance)
Further Requirements 

In order to be selected to take this course, you need to:

  • Have a keen interest in all sports and participate fully in practical P.E.
  • Be able to meet deadlines / produce homework on time
  • Be capable of producing work individually and good at working as part of a team
  • Be prepared for both practical and theory sport lessons
  • Extra-curricular participation / leadership volunteering within PE will be of benefit.