Cambridge National in Sports Studies - Year 10 and 11
Course information for 2017 - 18
Enjoy watching sport on the television? Have a keen interest in a variety of sports? Considering a career in the sports industry? Then this course is for you! By choosing the Cambridge National Sports Studies course, you will be given the opportunity to practically learn the theory behind sport.
This course is equivalent to one GCSE
There will be four units studied through the two years, each offering you different opportunities to develop your knowledge and understanding of the theories behind the modern day sporting world.
One of the units (Contemporary Issues) is externally assessed. The other three units are assessed through coursework or practical elements. You will be assessed using a variety of methods including presentations, written coursework and practical demonstrations (Coaching & officiating). The majority of your coursework will be completed in specialised coursework booklets that will be kept at school at all times.
You will have five lessons timetabled in 10 days. This will be made up of a mixture of Practical & Theory Lessons. The theory lessons will be taught using a variety of methods including, lectures, workshops, practical sessions and experiments.
* Unit 1: Contemporary Issues (Externally Assessed)
This is split into four sections. Issues which affect participating in sport. The role of sport in promoting values. Understanding the importance of hosting major sporting events and knowing about the role of the national governing bodies.
*Unit 2: Developing Sports Skills
The practical sport is where you will be given the chance to show your skills, techniques and tactics in a wide range of sports. You will be taught the rules of these sports and learn how to officiate in your chosen sport. You have to do at least two main sports- one individual and one team sport, but we will cover a variety of sports throughout the unit and course.
*Unit 3: Media In Sport
Students will understand the basics forms of Media such as Newspapers, Internet, Television and Radio. You will explore both the Positive and Negative impacts media can have on a variety of sports
*Unit 6: Sports Leadership
Students will learn how to plan a coaching session in detail, in a sport of their choice. They will then deliver this to their peers. They will review their session and pick out their strengths and weaknesses. Finally they will have to put an action plan together on how to improve.
Students will be studying the following four units over the next two years:
- UNIT 1 Contemporary Issues
- UNIT 2 Developing Sports Skills
- UNIT 3 Media In Sport
- UNIT 6 Sports Leadership
Coursework will be ongoing.