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Sport Cambridge Technicals at Queen Elizabeth High School

Course description

Mandatory Units
Unit 1 – Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
Unit 2 – Sports Coaching
Unit 3 – Current Issues in Sport
Unit 4 – The Physiology of Fitness
Unit 5 – Sports Nutrition

Optional Units from
Unit6 – Psychology for Sports Performance
Unit 7 – Practical Team Sports
Unit 8 – Sport as a Business
Unit 9 – Exercise for Specific Groups
Unit 10 – Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
Unit 11 – Practical Individual Sports
Unit 12 – Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology
Unit 13 – Leadership in Sport
Unit 14 – Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise


This course is a mixture of theory and practical units requiring students to study a wide range of sports related topics. As this course is 100% coursework, you will need to be well organised and able to meet deadlines. You need to be prepared to work closely with your teachers to improve the standard of your work. Staff offer the students the opportunity to enhance their coaching skills by supporting lower school lessons and school clubs. Students spend a week in a different school or other sport setting; this contributes to one unit. Staff organise visits to sport facilities and encourage students to get involved in planning and organising school sport events.

Future opportunities

OCR qualifications are valued by employers and higher education (universities and colleges). There are different types of sports courses available. Some are anatomy & physiology based, whilst others are much more coaching or psychology based. Depending on the university and/or the course some courses might require you to have studied a science with your sport. It is also possible to obtain apprenticeships in the sports and leisure industry. It is very useful, in addition to your studies, to obtain paid or voluntary work experience and take courses such as Higher Sports Leadership or coaching qualifications. Your teachers will be able to talk to you about these and encourage you to make the most of the Tuesday afternoon enhancement time.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth High School directly.

Last updated date: 02 July 2015

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