Park Lane Academy

Option-Sport Studies

OCR Cambridge National

Outline of Subject: The OCR Cambridge National Sports Studies qualification is a combination of practical and contemporary issues in sport. It gives students the opportunity to perform practically, develop leadership skills, learn about media in sport, sporting workplaces, understand outdoor activities and what issues there are in sport. Students will complete 4 modules in total, all worth 25% towards their final grade. 1 unit is examined and the other 3 are internally assessed and sent off for moderation. Out of the 6 modules, 2 are mandatory and then 2 are to be chosen out of the optional modules.

How will I learn? Students will complete coursework, practical and theory aspects during the course. Practically students will have the opportunity to take part in team and individual sports as well as learning how to officiate. Coursework will be completed in every module that they complete in the qualification. Theory lessons will also take place in preparation for their external examination.

Where will it take me? After completing the course students can progress onto college to complete a level 2/3 qualification dependent on their grade. Students could also take on an apprenticeship in a sports environment. This can then lead to university courses or jobs in the sporting sector including personal training.

Further information: Visit the OCR website for further information about the course.