Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology- understanding the body systems, structure and function of the musculo-skeletal systems and the cardio-respiratory systems, along with how sport and exercise affects the three energy systems.
Unit 2: Fitness training and programming for Health Sport and Well-being - assessing and screening clients regarding their lifestyle and nutritional habits and designing fitness training programmes.
Unit 3: Professional development in the Sports Industry- understanding the sports industry and the types of careers that can be pursued. Building a career plan, applying for jobs, being interviewed.
Unit 6: Sports Psychology: Understanding the different psychological factors that can affect sports participation and performance.
Unit 3: Term 1 and 2 of Year 1.
Assessed internally by the teacher in the form of written reports and presentations. Two pieces of coursework are completed one based around a potential career that you may pursue in the sports industry and the other is more practically focussed where you complete the processes necessary to apply for a job, are interviewed for the position and evaluate your performance, based upon observation sheets and video footage taken of the interview.
Unit 1: May/June of Year 1.
Externally assessed examination 1 hour 30 minutes
Unit 2: Jan/Feb of Year 2.
Externally assessed using an examination set by Pearson. The examination consists of two parts-
Part A is supplied a few weeks before your examination and consists of a scenario based on an individual who requires guidance on training, lifestyle and nutrition.
Part B is a written examination under controlled conditions, in which you use your research notes to complete a task that builds upon Part A
Unit 6: Term 3 and 4 of Year 2.
Assessed internally by the teacher in the form of written reports and training programmes three learning aims need to be met. A report that investigates the psychological influences on sports performance-eg personality and motivation. A written report on the group dynamics that influence a team performance and a fitness training programme
Minimum requirement Level 2 Merit grade or above in Level 1 / 2 Health and Fitness,
Or GCSE PE grade 5.
Or Combined Science grade 5 with English Language grade 5.
Why choose Sport: If you have a love of all things sport related you with thoroughly enjoy this course.
If you have an enquiring mind as to how the body works and are intrigued as to how it can bring about sport related movement then this would be the perfect course for you. You may also have career plans, that exist within the sports industry, if so, this course will facilitate in furthering your sport related knowledge that you could then apply to differing career paths.