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OCR Cambridge Technicals in Sport at Baysgarth School

Course description

OCR Cambridge Technicals are new to Baysgarth 6th form as or September 2013. They offer a continuation of the OCR Nationals course, but at a higher level of learning. They offer less depth than A-level PE, but a greater range of topics and more vocational style.

OCR Technicals are taught using a range of styles, including; practical work, assessed tasks, oral projects, presentations and independent research. OCR Technicals covers modules such as; Health and Safety, training and fitness, Sports Psychology, Sports Nutrition, Sports Injury and Practical performance.

The units are internally assessed before being sent to an external moderator. Although students do not have to have a particularly high level of sporting ability, but students must have the competence and confidence to coach young students and their peers to succeed in the course

Future opportunities

Students taking sport, either as A-Level or OCR Technicals, will open up a range of career opportunities from sport, physiology, medicine, uniformed services and psychology. Some of the most common career paths that students follow after A-Level study include becoming PE Teachers, Coaches, Joining the RAF, Army or Navy, Physiotherapy, Police, Fire service, Nursing, Sports Development, Sports Psychology, Child Psychology and Sociology.

The range of topics offered to students who study sport means that they will have a large range of careers available to them.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Baysgarth School directly.

Last updated date: 24 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years