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Sports Science

 

SUBJECT AIM

This course provides an engaging and relevant introduction to the world of sport. It incorporates important aspects of the industry, such as fitness testing and training for sport and exercise, the psychology of sport, practical sports performance and sports leadership. It enables you to develop and apply your knowledge, while also developing a range of relevant practical, communication and technical skills.

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

You will study three mandatory units, covering the underpinning knowledge and skills required for the sports sector:

  • fitness for sport and exercise
  • practical performance in sport
  • applying the principles of personal training.

You will build on the knowledge gained in the mandatory units by choosing one further unit, covering areas such as:

  • the mind and sports performance
  • the sports performer in action
  • leading sports activities.

HOW WILL YOU BE ASSESSED

You will carry out tasks/assignments throughout the course. Your teacher will mark these, and so you will receive feedback as to how you are getting on.

For the assessment for Unit 3 Applying the Principles of Personal Training, you will be able to draw on the knowledge, skills and understanding you have developed in the qualification as a whole.

The assessment for Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise is an onscreen test which is marked by Pearson.

WHAT THIS SUBJECT CAN LEAD TO

If you are interested in taking your study of sport further, the subject-specific knowledge and skills outlined above, and developed through studying this qualification, will give you a strong foundation for academic or vocational study at level 3, including apprenticeships.

Please click on the arrow for a detailed breakdown:

Year 10

Term

Overarching topic

Assessment

Learning Resources

Half Term 1

UNIT 2: Practical Sport

 

–        A1: Practical Diaries

Internal –

 

P1/P2/M1/D1 –

Practical observation & assessment

Written evidence/blog

 

P3/P4/P5/P6/M2

Summary of rules & regulations

Feedback given on work produced (written evidence)

 

Practical –

Students will have access to all appropriate school facilities

Theory/Assignment

All students will have access to the PowerPoints and learning materials through the TEAMS files section. They will also all be given a course book

Half Term 2

UNIT 2: Practical Sport

 

–        A2: Rules & Regulations

 

 

Internal

 

P3/P4/P5/P6/M2

Summary of rules & regulations

Feedback given on work produced (written evidence)

 

Practical –

Students will have access to all appropriate school facilities

Theory/Assignment

All students will have access to the PowerPoints and learning materials through the TEAMS files section. They will also all be given a course book

Half Term 3

UNIT 2: Practical Sport

 

–        A3: Performance Analysis

 

Internal

 

P7/P8/P9/M3/M4/M5/D2

Observation checklist

Written report

Observation records for self-assessment

 

Practical –

Students will have access to all appropriate school facilities

Theory/Assignment

All students will have access to the PowerPoints and learning materials through the TEAMS files section. They will also all be given a course book

Half Term 4

UNIT 1: Fitness Testing & Training

–        A1: Fitness & Training

 

 

Internal

 

P1/M1/P2 –

Presentation and witness statement

 

P6/M3/D2

Written report of questions and findings

 

Practical –

Students will have access to all appropriate school facilities

Theory/Assignment

All students will have access to the PowerPoints and learning materials through the TEAMS files section. They will also all be given a course book

Half Term 5

UNIT 1: Fitness Testing & Training

–        A2: Exploring Lifestyle factors

–        A3: Assessing fitness levels

 

 

Internal

 

P3 –

Case Study or presentation

 

P4/P5/M2/D1

Practical observation, Record of results

 

Practical –

Students will have access to all appropriate school facilities

Theory/Assignment

All students will have access to the PowerPoints and learning materials through the TEAMS files section. They will also all be given a course book

Half Term 6

UNIT 1: Fitness Testing & Training

–        A4: Exploring Psychological Factors

Internal

 

P6/M3/D2

Written report of questions and findings

 

Practical –

Students will have access to all appropriate school facilities.

Theory/Assignment

All students will have access to the PowerPoints and learning materials through the TEAMS files section. They will also all be given a course book

Year 11

Term

Overarching topic

Assessment

Learning Resources

Half Term 1

UNIT 4: Anatomy & Physiology for Sport

 

–        A1: The Musculoskeletal System

Internal

 

P1/P2/P3/P4/M1/M2/D2

Practical and written investigation

 

Practical –

Students will have access to all appropriate school facilities.

Theory/Assignment

All students will have access to the PowerPoints and learning materials through the TEAMS files section. They will also all be given a course book

Half Term 2

UNIT 4: Anatomy & Physiology for Sport

 

–        A2: The cardiorespiratory system

Internal

 

P5/P6/M3/D2

Practical Investigations & laboratory report

 

Practical –

Students will have access to all appropriate school facilities.

Theory/Assignment

All students will have access to the PowerPoints and learning materials through the TEAMS files section. They will also all be given a course book

Half Term 3

UNIT 7: Planning & Leading Sports Activities

 

–        A1: Skills, Qualities and Responsibilities of a Sports Leader

Internal

 

P1/M1/D1

Written promotional material

Practical –

Students will have access to all appropriate school facilities.

Theory/Assignment

All students will have access to the PowerPoints and learning materials through the TEAMS files section. They will also all be given a course book

Half Term 4

UNIT 7: Planning & Leading Sports Activities

 

–        A2: Plan, Lead & Review a Sports Activity

 

Internal Assessment & Feedback given – opportunity for Re -Submission

 

P2/P3/M2/M3

Session plan

Practical observation and assessment

Written report/oral interview

Practical –

Students will have access to all appropriate school facilities.

Theory/Assignment

All students will have access to the PowerPoints and learning materials through the TEAMS files section. They will also all be given a course book

Half Term 5

UNIT 7: Planning & Leading Sports Activities

 

–        A3: Plan, Lead, and Review a Sports Event

Internal

 

P4/P5/M4/D2

Event plan and associated evidence of event planning.

Practical observation and assessment

Written report/oral interview

Practical –

Students will have access to all appropriate school facilities.

Theory/Assignment

All students will have access to the PowerPoints and learning materials through the TEAMS files section. They will also all be given a course book

Half Term 6