Sports KS4

Sport KS4

Name of Course
Cambridge National Sport Studies (SPORT KS4)

Students will follow National Cambridge Sports Studies Qualifications during KS 4.  We try to make this as practical as possible incorporating both performer and leadership opportunities, as well as outdoor education. Some sports are completed off site – eg. Mountain Biking and Athletics – using Cannock Chase and Tamworth Athletics Stadium, respectively. There is also a strong emphasis on completing theory-based coursework, Here students further develop their knowledge and understanding of “Contemporary issues in sport”, which they have been previously introduced to in key stage 3.

Outline of Course

R184: Contemporary issues in sport

R185: Performance and leadership in sports activities

R187: Increasing awareness of Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

How it’s taught
Practical: Demonstrations, videos and differentiated practices; with more complex skills broken down into sections to enable precise skills to develop and become refined; understand and employ tactics to outwit the opposition and win points/games/matches, Decision making and tactical awareness; team strategies; rule and regulations; awareness of strengths and weaknesses.

Theory: Video clips, interactive IT, discussions, case studies; exam style questions; exam technique; Set assignments given by OCR

Topic Areas

Issues which affect participation in sport
The role of sport in promoting values
The implications of hosting a major sporting event for a city or country
The role National Governing Bodies (NGBs) play in the development of their sport
The use of technology in sport
Athletics; table tennis; leadership; volleyball; football; cricket; rounders; tennis; outdoor education