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Sports Studies GCSE at Cromwell Community College

Course description

Sports Studies What Will I Study? You will study the theoretical and the practical aspects of Sports Studies. The course aims to encourage you to enjoy and understand physical activity and there is much to be covered, so this is by no means an easy option! You will follow sports activities that are similar to those covered earlier in College; courses from the following areas will be followed by everyone: • Dance • Games • Gymnastics (trampolining) • Athletics Activities (track and field) The theoretical aspects of the course are: • Factors affecting performance • Health, safety and training • Reasons and opportunities for participation in physical activities It is also possible for you to pursue an activity outside of College e.g. swimming, judo, horse-riding, sailing, skiing, golf; these may count towards your GCSE. How Will I Learn? You will spend equal time on practical work and theory. The course is modular in design, which means that you must attend and participate regularly. How Will I Be Assessed? 40% of the final marks are allocated to the final two hour written examination, which is into sections, the first part short answer questions and the second part more detailed, longer answers. 50% of the final marks are allocated to the assessment of practical work. This is assessed by Cromwell teachers and then moderated in front of a visiting External Assessor. Each module of practical work will have at least one assessment during the sessions. 10% of the final mark is allocated to an analysing and improvement written assignment of 3-4 sides and this is studied over a six week block. Will There Be Any Homework? There will be written assignments set for homework. What Do I Need Separate Sports Studies? You will need to commit yourself to the course, attending and participating regularly. You must also keep up to date with theoretical written work. You should consider whether the mixture of practical and theory work is attractive to you.

Future opportunities

You could take this course to prepare for advanced level courses such as an A/AS Level in Sport and Physical Education or you may need to strengthen your grades by completing a foundation or intermediate vocational qualification. With further training, you could go into a job related to sport and physical education such as a Physiotherapist or PE Teacher. You could also train further in one or more sports and become a specialist instructor in those areas. You could also go straight into employment and do further training or part time study with the support of your employer.

Further information

Contact Enquiries for further information. Delivery: Full-time

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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