Sports Studies

Overview of KS4:

Y10 and Y11 Programme of Study- BTEC Sport Award (Level 1/2) 2012 and 2018 Specification

All KS4 option students will complete a vocational qualification in sport. Students who have opted for sports studies in Y10 and Y11 will complete the BTEC Level 2 first award in sport. This requires the student to complete 4 units of work. Three out of four of these units are assessed internally and one unit is externally marked by completing an onscreen test.

Unit 1- Y10 and Y11

Fitness for sport and exercise – Onscreen test based on sports performance, fitness and exercise.

Unit 2- Y10 and Y11

Practical sports performance – Students are required to take part in 2 sports (1 team and 1 individual). Understand skill development and tactics and whats involved in the sport including safety, rules, and regulations.

Unit 3- Y10 Only

Applying the Principles of Personal Training – Students are required to create training programmes to improve and enhance personal fitness for one activity/sport you participated in for Unit 2.

Unit 5- Y11 Only

Training for personal fitness – Design and implement a personal fitness programme

Unit 6- Y10 and Y11

Leading sports activities – Students are required to plan, organise and deliver sessions based on a skill or sport. They will also need to evidence being able to give evaluate and give feedback.


KS4 Y9 option

OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Sports Science


Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is for students who wish to develop applied knowledge and practical skills in sports science.

What will the student study as part of this qualification?

All students will study two, mandatory, topics. The first topic of study is on reducing the risk of sports injuries. This will cover:



In the second topic of study, applying the principles of training, students will learn about:


In addition, the students will have a choice of two optional topics to study from a selection covering