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Sports Studies

Examination Board: OCR

Exact Course Title:  Sports Studies

Why should I choose to study OCR sport?
This course is suited to students who have a good all round practical ability whilst having in interest in the theoretical side of sport as well. You should study this course if you want to gain a better understanding of how to improve sporting performance alongside sports theory.


What will I learn?

Contemporary issues in sport: Students explore a range of topical and contemporary issues in sport, such as participation levels and barriers, promoting values and ethical behaviour, and how sport contributes to society as a whole beyond simply providing entertainment.

Developing sports skills: Students try out a range of sports-related skills and techniques, including different practice methods for improving both their own performance and that of others. They develop their knowledge of the use of tactics and strategies in both individual and team sporting activities as well as their understanding of the rules, enabling them to carry out a number of officiating roles within the activities

Sports leadership: Students learn about some of the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required to be an effective sport leader. They put their knowledge into practice by planning and delivering safe and effective sporting activity sessions. Afterwards they review their performance

Sport and the media: Students explore the relationship between sports and the media: how sport uses the media to promote itself and the media uses sport to expand and maintain uptake of its products. They look at the differences in sports coverage across a range of media outlets and over time and the effect that media has had on public interest and involvement in sport

What will be expected of me?

  • Bring correct kit to every practical lesson
  • Complete all coursework in line with deadlines given
  • Complete assignments and homework to ensure you have a full understanding of the work.
  • Attend a minimum of one after school club a week to help boost practical scores.

What skills will I develop?
You will gain many valuable skills from studying OCR Sport. You will gain an improvement in skill level in a number of practical sports, as well as coaching and officiating roles. You will also gain skills such as working as a team, leadership and confidence.

How will I be assessed?
There are four units within the course. Three of these units are assessed through coursework with one unit being assessed in an exam. 

Where will this qualification lead me?
OCR Sport will lead you onto the next stage of your education within sport, all level three courses will be applicable if you achieve well on the course. Further to this it will give you the opportunity to pursue a career in the sports industry.

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