Cambridge Nationals in Sport are targeted at 14-16 year olds in a school environment. They’re available as an Award and a Certificate, with the Certificate being the same size as a GCSE. They use both internal and external assessment and meets the DfE’s requirements for attainment tables and headline performance measures.
The Cambridge Nationals in Sport Studies take a more sector-based focus, whilst also encompassing some core sport/Physical Education themes. Students have the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge about different types of sport and physical activity, skills development and sports leadership to their own practical performance. They will learn about contemporary issues in sport such as funding, participation, ethics and role models, and sport and the media. Students will develop an appreciation of the importance of sport locally and nationally, different ways of being involved in sport and of how this shapes the sports industry.
The units that you will study and how they will be assessed
|Units||Assessment method||GLH||Certificate 120 GLH|
|R051 Contemporary issues in Sport||Written exam paper 1 hour (60 marks)||30||M|
|R052 Developing Sports skills||Centre assessed task, OCR Moderated (60 marks)||30||M|
|R053 Sports leadership||Centre assessed task, OCR Moderated (60 marks)||30||O|
|R056 Developing knowledge and skills in Outdoor activities||Centre assessed task, OCR Moderated (60 marks)||30||O|
The grades that can be achieved
|Sport Studies Grade||1-9 equivalent|
How the course will run
You will have 3 lessons per week. In the first year of the course, you will have 2 practical lessons and 1 theory-based lesson for the majority of the year. This will change close to the exam which will be sat in June of year 1. In Year 2 there will be 1 practical and 2 unit based lessons. The unit-based lessons will vary from classroom to practical on a week by week basis depending on the progress made.
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