August 4, 2020


Cambridge Level 2 Sport Studies

We currently run the Cambridge National Level 2 Sport in year 10/11

It involves studying fours units, three which are coursework based and one which is an exam paper

  • Contemporary Studies – Written Examination  90 mins long
  • Practical Sport – Pupils are marked on an individual sport, team sport, officiating and evaluation in one sport.
  • Sports leadership – Pupils learn about leadership styles and plan and lead their own session to younger pupils.
  • Outdoor and Adventurous Activities – Pupils are marked on two activities, their knowledge on safety and evaluation of their skills. This includes some off site activities

BTEC Sport Level 3
We currently run the Edexcel BTEC First Sport Level 3 Course in 6th Form. Studnts gain at least the Certificate worth 1 A level but can opt for extra modules to gain the Extended Certificate and an extra half an A Level.

It involves studying fours or seven units, all bar two of which are coursework based, one which is an exam paper and another a scenario coursework under exam conditions.

  • Anatomy and Physiology – Examination – Pupils study the body, muscular, skeletal, respiratory and cardiovascular systems.
  • Fitness Training and programming – Controlled assessment – Pupils learn about personal training and how to plan training schedules for a variety of people and lifestyles.
  • Professional Development in the Sport Industry – Compulsory unit –  studying jobs in the industry and how the sports industry runs
  • Sports Leadership (CSLA) – Optional unit – pupils learn about leadership styles, practice leading sessions and evaluate their own styles
  • Sports Psychology – Optional Unit – pupils learn about the mind and how it affects sports performance and attitudes
  • Sports Event Organisation – optional unit – pupils study how events are staged on large and small scales and organise an event themselves
  • Practical Sports performance – Compulsory unit – pupils are assessed in a team and individual sport and research Olympic sports and their skills.

 DSTC 100 Scheme:
In KS3 pupils can get rewarded for attending any of the PE and Dance clubs. They get given a DSTC 100 card for the year and they can get a signature for every club they attend. After every 20 they get an award and these vary from certificates, to sports vouchers, lunch with the PE Department, places on PE trips and sports equipment of their choice.

Sports Ambassadors
Pupils can apply to become Sports Ambassadors for a term. This is a role for Year 7 and 8 where they offer to help out the PE department in break and lunchtimes with equipment, displays and general organisation. They receive a special t-shirt and badge as recognition that they can wear with pride. Six girls from each year group are selected throughout the academic year.

Leadership Schemes
In Year 9 we run the JSLA (Junior Sports leaders Award) alongside sports leadership course such as netball officials, hockey leaders and mini tennis coaches. The pupils chose 3 sports they would like to get qualified in and attend clubs to learn the skills and gain a basic award. The JSLA runs Friday after school and pupils follow the Sport England curse understanding about planning, leading and styles of leadership as well as organizing events.  They will organize events or help with local primary schools in their sports which gives them knowledge and confidence to maybe do a higher sporting qualification or the CSLA later in School.

In Year 10 we run what used to be the the Sky Living Sports Living for Sport leadership programme. This is a unit of work where we show pupils how to plan and lead sessions for any age activities. Pupils then get the chance to lead their peers and receive certificates for their achievements.

In the Sixth form there is the option to take CSLA as an enrichment. Through this course the pupils gain a recognised qualification for their CV and help organise school events and help out in the community.