Welcome to Physical Education

Physical Education should inspire all students to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities.

Enrichment

In every one of our academies a vast number of after- academy enrichment activities take place each week. Students are provided with opportunities to add depth to their learning and develop personal skills through a rich and varied enrichment programme.

Students will have the chance to enjoy new experiences and consolidate their timetabled learning through this programme. Further detailed information on the opportunities available to students can be found in the academy’s Enrichment Brochure by clicking HERE

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OCR Cambridge National in Sports Science

Course Content:

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Mandatory units

Unit R041: Reducing the risk of sports injuries

Taking part in sport and physical activity puts the body under stress. Students will learn how to reduce the risk of injury when taking part in sport through activities such as warm-ups, and knowing how to respond to injuries and medical conditions in a sport setting are all vital skills within the sport and leisure industry.

This unit is externally assessed through an OCR set and marked 1 hour exam. A sample test can be downloaded from the website, where you can also find past papers and examiner’s reports.

Unit R042: Applying principles of training

The role of a coach is to keep their performers in peak condition by monitoring individuals’ fitness and designing bespoke training programmes. Students will learn the principles of training and how different methods target different components of fitness. They will also learn how to conduct fitness tests, interpret the results and design and evaluate fitness, programmes. The OCR-set assignment brings this together through demonstration of this knowledge and skills in a practical task.

OCR Cambridge National in Sports Science is assessed in the following way:

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