The course will be taught over two years and is equivalent to one A Level. Success in this course will lead to a Level 3 Award in Sport.

Mandatory Units

Unit 1: Body Systems and the effects of physical activity (external examination).

Unit 2: Sports Coaching and Leadership (coursework – internally assessed, externally moderated). The coursework in Year 12 requires students to spend time leading a sports activity. They will use this experience to complete their written coursework.

Unit 3: Sports Organisation and Development (external examination).

Optional Units

Unit 18: Practical skills in sport and physical activities (coursework – internally assessed, externally moderated). In Year 13 students will play and officiate several activities and be assessed on their practical performances.

Unit 19: Sport and Exercise Psychology (coursework – internally assessed, externally moderated).


Students will be assessed by a combination of both internal and external assessment. External assessment will consist of two written exam papers which will be set and marked by the exam board. Internal assessment will be based on coursework, which will be internally marked and externally moderated.

What Next?

The course will provide you with the skills, knowledge and understanding to progress into Higher Education on a sport related programme such as Sport and Physical Education, Sports Science, Sports Coaching and Development or Sport and Leisure Management. It links well with subjects such as Biology, Psychology & Health and Social Care.

Physical Education Subject Leader: Mrs R Shaw

Syllabus: OCR Cambridge Technicals

Course Specification: Sport and Physical Activity

Qualification: Level 3 Extended Certificate