Sport and Physical Activity
Sport and Physical Activity- OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate
Technical Extended Certificate in Sport and Physical Activity
Course Leader: Mr David Bourne
What’s it all about?
If you are actively involved in the world of sport and want to develop your understanding of how the body works and how sport is organised, then this is the course for you.
The course is made up of either five or six units (depending upon units chosen), this qualification provides you with the knowledge and skills required for progression – making sure you are prepared to progress to degree level, an apprenticeship or employment.
What are the entry requirements?
5 GCSEs at grades 9-4 including English and Maths. Whilst the prior study of GCSE/Level 2 Sport is beneficial, it is not essential.
What will I learn on this course?
You will complete five or six units in all in a range of topics, three are mandatory and the others will be set by the staff, using a mixture of theory & some practical lessons.
Sports coaching and activity leadership, Body systems and the effects of physical activity and Sports organisation and development are mandatory units. The other two/three will be selected by the staff from a wide range.
How will I be assessed?
There are two examinations:
Unit 1 Body systems and the effects of physical activity 1 hour 30 minutes 70 marks written paper or CBT comprises multiple-choice, short answer questions and questions requiring more extended responses
Unit 3 Sports organisation and development 1 hour written paper 60 marks written paper comprises multiple-choice, short answer questions and questions requiring more extended responses.
The other assessments are made through coursework assignments marked internally and moderated by the exam board.
Where can Sport L3 take me?
Your next steps after the course could be:
- University course in sport, sports development, coaching, fitness, marketing & many more.
- Work in the ever-developing world of sport.
- Career in the fitness industry, working as an instructor.
- Travel to other countries to coach sports & work with young people.
For More information on Level 3 Sport OCR website
Who can I contact for further information?