Sports studies

Sport Studies OCR National Qualification is suitable for students who want to undertake a sports qualification but are more suited to the vocational style of study and assessment. The course will provide an engaging and stimulating introduction to the world of sport.

Students explore the theory relating to media effects both positive and negative in sport; leadership in a sport of their choice; developing their skills in team and individual sport and becoming an umpire.  

The exam unit is Contemporary Issues in sport, this covers barriers to sport, performance enhancing drugs, hosting major games. 

Areas of study: 

Unit RO51 – Contemporary Issues in Sport (Exam out of 60marks) 

Unit R052- Developing Sport Skills (60marks) 

Unit R053- Sport Leadership (60marks) 

Unit R054- Sport and the media (60marks) 

Students will build a bank of knowledge on a variety of sport related content whilst also developing key transferrable skills in communication, teamwork and organisation. 

Curriculum information 

Year 10 





Whilst studying the Level 2 National Sport Studies students will develop theoretical knowledge within four units of study: Students will start on Leadership L01 Knowing the personal qualities, styles and responsibilities associated with effective sports leadership, in theory, and table tennis practically assessed performing for individual sport.  


Then they move onto L02 Leadership in which they will plan and a lesson to lead and within the practical lesson they will learn how to lead in a sport-based lesson. 

Students will carry out their lesson and evaluate in L03 and L04 lesson Leadership. Practically they will be developing badminton individual sports and volleyball team sports.  

L04 Practical Sport assignment both practical and theory 


In the theory lessons, students will go onto learn the exam unit content Barriers and solutions to these for different user groups 

For this unit the will develop their umpiring skills in badminton and table tennis and continue to develop knowledge in: 

- The role of promoting good values in sport and the use of performance-enhancing drugs and the procedures used to check on athletes. 

-Understanding the importance of hosting a major sporting event 

- The role of national governing bodies in sport 


Team sport assessment of playing ability coverage a range of sports in practical lessons.  

L01 Media, knowing how the sport is covered across the media L02 Understanding the positive effects the media can have on the sport. 


Individual Sport assessment of playing in the practical sports 


L03 -Understanding the negative effects that the media can have on the sport. L04- The relationship between the sport and the media. L05 -To be able to evaluate media coverage 

Any final assessments for sport and leadership and improvements in assignments or resits for the exams to work on if needed.