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Year 9 

OCR CAMBRIDGE NATIONALS IN SPORTS STUDIES

Students can now opt to study this course from year 9. It is equivalent to the GCSE and is graded as Pass, Merit and Distinction.

The students will be examined in one unit (Contemporary issues) and then complete coursework for 3 more units over the three years they study it.

The students on it so far are really enjoying the course as it has practical elements and students have the opportunity to become sports leaders and coaches.

The specification can be downloaded and viewed on this page.

The outline of the course is below:


Curriculum Map 

Half term

Unit of work

Home study

Autumn 1

Practical = Officiating in football

Theory = Learning the rules and regulations of football and modes of communication for referees such as hand signals

  1. 1. Revise hand signals for referee test at the end of autumn 1.
  2. 2. Visit the FA.com website (link in autumn 1 PowerPoint) and review the rules and regulations of football.
  3. 3. Make a poster for all referees in the UK to use to check rules and hand signals before the game (no more than 2 sides of A4.)

Autumn 2

Practical = Football/Handball

Theory = Classification of skills, team tactics

  1. 1. Define and give examples of open, closed, simple and complex skills.
  2. 2. Given an example of each skill in a sport of your choice.
  3. 3. Pick a sport and write 1 side of A4 about the tactics of the sport and how it can affect the outcome of a game.

Spring 1

Practical = Handball/Basketball

Theory = Classification of skills, team tactics

  1. 1. Flipped learning task – Research, define and give examples of mass, distributed, varied and fixed practice
  2. 2. Complete questions 1-5 on the Spring 1 PowerPoint.
  3. 3. Pick your 11 – Pick your 11 using template in spring 1 PowerPoint and discuss why you have chosen that player in your team and what formation you have chosen.

Spring 2

Practical = Badminton/Table Tennis

Theory = Training methods and types of practice

  1. 1. Make a list of shots that are played in Badminton and rate yourself between 1-10 on ability.
  2. 2. Using the list made write down 2 areas for development and write a paragraph on each highlighting why you chose this shot as a weakness and how you plan to improve this area.
  3. 3. Write a paragraph on the tactics of badminton and how using them will allow you to get into the top band when assessed
  4. 4. Practice practically – remember badminton/table tennis club is on a Wednesday evening after school.

Summer 1

Practical = Athletics events

Theory = How to improve sports performance (coursework unit)

  1. 1. Make a list of attributes that are essential in a specific athletics event and rate yourself between 1-10 on ability.
  2. 2. Using the list made write down 2 areas for development and write a paragraph on each highlighting why you chose this attribute as a weakness and how you plan to improve this area.
  3. 3. Write a paragraph on the tactics of athletics and how using them will allow you to get into the top band when assessed.
  4. 4. Practice practically.
  5. 5. Find 2 drills online that help you improve a skill in football. Outline in 2 paragraphs a brief description of the drill and how it aids improvement. 

Summer 2

Practical = Striking and fielding (Cricket/softball)

Theory = How to improve sports performance (coursework unit)

  1. 1. Plan a 6-week training program to improve a selection of skills in a sport of your choice (see Summer 2 PowerPoint for a WAGOLL)
  2. 2. Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a sportsman of your choice using the table in Summer 2 PowerPoint.
  3. 3. Using your table choose 2 areas for development for your sportsman and write 2 paragraphs on why you have chosen these areas to work on.
  4. 4. Outline 2 methods of training and types of practice that will aid your sportsman on improving the 2 areas for development that you have highlighted.

By Year 9 students will opt in for Cambridge National Sport Studies if they feel they will have chance to achieve a good score in PE by the end of year 11.

You will start the course focusing on practical sports module, picking an individual sport, a team sport, officiating in football and learning how to improve sports performance with the use of various training methods.

You will also do modules in Sports leadership and Sports media as well as taking an exam in Contemporary issues in sport at the end of year 10.

 

GCSE PE Recommended reading

Should students and parents wish to study from home they can buy the text book we are using in lessons.

It is:

Edexcel (9-1) PE for GCSE

by Sue Hartigan

Hodder Education Group

Paperback

256 pages

ISBN 1471866963

It can be found on Amazon at around £19.99