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Sport OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 at Ferndown Upper School Sixth Form

Course description

Why study Double Award Sport?
This is equal to 2 A Levels in PE. This course consists of 12 units (five mandatory, three career pathway, and four optional). Students develop their knowledge and
understanding of the range of activities and environments within the sports sector and have the opportunity to specialise in different aspects of sports performance and sport development. The focus of the course is to enhance students’ employability, so all units are directly relevant to real-life work situations. Three units, (unit 1, unit 3 and unit 4) are marked externally with written examinations, and 9 units are assessed internally and
externally moderated. All units are marked individually as Pass, Merit or Distinction and all have UCAS points attached to them for entry to university (Distinction* = 240 points to Pass = 80 points).
 
Why study Single Award Sport?
This is equal to an A Level in PE. This course consists of 5 units (two mandatory and three optional). Students develop their knowledge and understanding of the range of activities and environments within the sports sector and have the opportunity to specialise in different aspects of sports performance and sport development. The focus of the course is to enhance students’ employability, so all units are directly relevant to real-life work situations. Two units, (unit 1 and unit 3) are marked externally with written examinations, and three units are assessed internally and externally moderated. All units are marked individually as Pass, Merit or Distinction and all have UCAS points attached to them for entry to university (Distinction* = 140 points to Pass = 40 points).

 

Entry requirements

It is an advantage to have studied GCSE PE, but not necessary. A keen interest in sport, health and PE is essential and willingness to do practical testing, work experience and coaching are vital

Assessment

Unit 1 - Body Systems and the effects of Physical Activity (Mandatory unit) - Written external examination - 1 hour and 30 minutes
Content:
Skeletal system.
Muscular system.
Cardiovascular system.
Respiratory system.
Energy systems.
 
Unit 2 - Sports Coaching and Leadership (Mandatory unit) - Internally assessed externally moderated
Content:
Roles and responsibilities of a coach/ teacher/leader.
Classification of skill.
Principles of leadership.
Group dynamics.
Skill analysis.
Goal setting.
Risk assessment.
Planning, and delivering sports sessions.
Reviewing sports sessions.
 
Unit 3 - Sports Organisation and Development (Mandatory unit) - Written external examination - 1 hour and 30 minutes
Content:
Organisation of sport in the UK.
Sports development.
How to measure the impact of sports
development.
Understand sports development in
practice.
 
Unit 4** - Working Safely in Sport (Mandatory unit) - Written external examination - 1 hour and 30 minutes
Content:
Possible emergencies in sport.
Risk assessment.
Emergency procedures in sport.
First aid and emergency treatment.
Safe guarding in sport.
 
Unit 5** - Performance Analysis in Sport and Exercise (Mandatory unit) - Internally assessed externally moderated
Content:
Performance profiling.
Skill analysis.
Live performance analysis.
Identifications of ways to develop performance.
Feedback to a sports performer.
 
Unit 7** - Improving Fitness for Sport and Physical Activity - Internally assessed externally moderated
Content: -
 
Unit 8 - Organisation of Sports Events - Internally assessed externally moderated
Content:
Different types of sports events.
Roles within a sports event.
Plan, promote , deliver and review sportsevents.
 
Unit 9** - Preparing to work in sport, exercise, health and leisure - Internally assessed externally moderated
Content:
Know the types of jobs available in the sports and leisure industry.
Roles attributes and requirements for a career in the leisure industry.
Career paths and opportunities in the sport and leisure industry.
Applying for jobs in the sport and leisure industry.
 
Unit 11** - Physical activity for specific groups - Internally assessed externally moderated
Content:
Target groups for provision in sport
Benefits and barriers for participation in sport.
Planning activity for a specific group of people.
 
Unit 12** - Nutrition and diet for sport and exercise - Internally assessed externally moderated
Content:
Principles and importance of a balanced diet.
Energy balance.
Hydration.
Sports supplements in diet.
Psychology of healthy eating.
 
Unit 13** - Health and fitness testing for sport and exercise - Internally assessed externally moderated
Content:
Know the range of fitness tests available.
Be able to complete a client health consultation.
Plan and administer fitness testing plans.
Interperet the results of testing and recommend fitness programmes.
 
Unit 18 - Practical skills in sport and Physical activities - Internally assessed externally moderated
Content:
Be able to apply skills, techniques and tactics in individual and team sports
Be able to apply skills and knowledge in outdoor adventurous activities
Be able to officiate sports

 

Future opportunities

This is an acceptable qualification for most sport and physical education related courses and is accepted as such by most institutions. A lot of our students go on to take the subject at degree level and beyond, going into the work place as, for example, PE teachers, outdoor education specialists or using it to gain employment in the sport and leisure industry such as personal training. Sport, health and PE is becoming increasingly important in a wide range of fields and the practical skills taught on this course enables students to transfer their skills easily.

 

Further information

** - Not Available in Single Award Sport

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ferndown Upper School Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 14 September 2016
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