Type of qualification

OCR Cambridge National Sport Studies



Course Content

The Cambridge Nationals in Sport Studies gives learners the opportunity to learn about a wide array for sports related topics. This gives them the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge as well as exploring some key practical elements.

This qualification is equivalent to 1 GCSE.

Students must study:

Contemporary issues in sport;

  • Participation levels and barriers
  • Promoting values and ethical behaviour
  • How sport contributes to society as a whole beyond providing entertainment.

Assessment: 1 hour external exam, worth 60 marks.

Developing sports skills;

  • Sports-related skills and techniques,
  • Practice methods for improving their own performance as well as others.
  • Knowledge of the use of tactics and strategies
  • Rules of both team and individual activities, enabling them to officiate.

Assessment: Centre-assessed coursework task, 10 learning hours.

There are then 4 optional units:

Sports Leadership

· Knowledge, understanding and practical skills required to be an effective sports leader.

Sport and Media

· Exploring the relationship between sport and the media.

· Sports coverage across media outlets over time.

Working in the Sports Industry

· Exploring a wide range of  career opportunities relating to sport industry as a whole.

Developing Knowledge and Skills in Outdoor Activities.

· Outdoor and adventure activities and the organisation provided to access them.



How is this course assessed?

· 1 x 1 hour external exam

· 3 x centre-assessed coursework tasks, each 10 learning hours.


Where will this course take me?

· A Level PE

· Cambridge National Level 3 Sports Studies/Sports Science

· VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

· BTEC Level 3 NED in Esports, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

· BTEC Level 3 NED in Sports Coaching and Development

· BTEC Level 3 NED in Sport and Exercise Science

· Level 3 Diploma in Leadership and Community Coaching

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