The course studies the theory side of sport and recreation as well as looking at practical aspects that could be applied within university degrees or in the world of work. The course covers a wide variety of areas such as sports participation and also the organisation of sporting events where consideration is given to the parties and institute that make sport and recreation available to the masses.

Course Aims

The study of anatomy and physiology throughout the course is deep and thought provoking and will allow students to apply scientific reasoning to why the body reacts to exercise in certain ways. Furthermore the sports coaching unit will allow students to build up a portfolio of coaching that will allow them to improve, not only as a sports coach, but as well-rounded individual.

Entry Requirements

Minimum GCSE grade 4 or equivalent in English language, Mathematics and Science as well as a grade 6 in PE.


Students who study Sport progress to a range of destinations.

These can include degree studies in Sport, Coaching and Sports Science.

The course would allow progression to many careers such as:

  • Coaching
  • Fitness and Leisure
  • Personal Training
  • Teaching
Awarding Body

OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Certificate in Sport.


The weighting of assessment is 58% internal assessment and 42% external assessment.

The internal coursework assignments are set and marked by your teacher and then externally moderated. You will complete a series of practical tasks set in a work-related scenario.

The external assessment is two written examination papers which are set and marked by the exam board.

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