Sports Studies

Year 9 Programme of Study

  • UNIT R052 Developing Sport Skills (coursework assessed unit)

Through this programme of study learners understand the importance of performance and the subsequent analysis required by sports professionals (coaches, teachers) to bring about improvement. By completing this unit, learners will develop their skills, techniques and use of tactics in both an individual and a team sporting activity, as well as their understanding of the rules to allow them to act in a number of officiating roles within an activity. They will also consider the use of different practice methods in order to improve their performance.  This programme of study is continually assessed through coursework tasks and is worth 25% of the final qualification award.

  • UNIT RO53 Leadership in Sport (coursework assessed unit)

Through this programme of study learners appreciate the role of the sports leader and the many voluntary and professional roles this includes such as coach, PE teacher and manager. These leadership roles can shape the development of sport by influencing and inspiring those around them to participate and perform in sporting activities. By completing this unit, learners will develop some of the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required to be an effective sport leaders and plan, deliver and review safe and effective sporting activity sessions themselves. They will be encouraged to consider and evaluate their delivery and develop their ability to communicate with an audience verbally and through practical demonstrations. This programme of study is continually assessed through coursework tasks and is worth 25% of the final qualification award.

Year 10 Programme of Study

  • UNIT RO54 Media in Sport (coursework assessed unit)

Through this programme of study learners gain an insight into how the media impacts upon all aspects of society and consists of many strands, such as television, radio, the internet, newspapers, books and magazines. This unit will require learners to look at the differences in sports coverage across a range of media outlets; the impacts the media has on sport and how this has changed over the years. Learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of the relationship between sport and the media as well as their ability to evaluate and interpret the different ways in which sports items may be represented by the media. The skills developed would be relevant in a range of careers and roles within the sports industry, such as sports reporting/broadcasting, sports analysis or research and media work within a sports organisation. This programme of study is continually assessed through coursework tasks and is worth 25% of the final qualification award.

  • UNIT RO51 Contemporary Issues in Sport (exam content)

Through this programme of study learners appreciate many of the broad issues which affect society that are also prevalent in sport. Learners will explore a range of topical and contemporary issues in sport, relating to participation levels, barriers and potential solutions for specific user groups. The promotion of sporting and Olympic values and ethical behaviour through sport underpin the programme of study with learners understanding the importance of etiquette and sportsmanship. The role of high-profile sporting events and the role of national governing bodies in developing sport in society to make a positive difference is also covered in this unit. This programme of study is assessed externally with a 1 hour examination and is worth 25% of the final qualification award.