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Colchester Academy

Sport Science

At Colchester Academy we are striving to drive students who are specifically interested in the science behind sport and PE. We understand that there is a clear divide between those students who enjoy the practical elements to sport, but this course is for those who have a real passion to grasp the technical and scientific nature behind the sports and activities we perform. The course equips them with the knowledge to go down career pathways in both sport or science routes. Using the elements of the course, we enhance students’ resilience by allowing them the chance to improve on assignment work and excellence with their end pieces of work. 

 

Key Stage 4

The 2-year course provides students with expertise in the following areas; reducing the risk of sports injuries, applying the principles of training, the body’s response to physical activity and sport psychology.

Curriculum Outline

Year 10 Topics Covered:  
Autumn
  • RO42: Applying the Principles of Training - Learning Outcome 1: Know the principles of training in a sporting context
  • RO42: Applying the Principles of Training - Learning Outcome 2: Know how training methods target different fitness components
  • RO42: Applying the Principles of Training - Learning Outcome 3: Be able to conduct fitness tests
Spring
  • RO42: Applying the Principles of Training - Learning Outcome 4: Be able to develop fitness training programmes
  • RO41: Reducing the Risk of Sporting Injuries - Learning Outcome 1: Understand different factors which influence the risk of injury
  • RO41: Reducing the Risk of Sporting Injuries - Learning Outcome 2: Understand how appropriate warm up and cool down routines can help to prevent injury
Summer
  • RO41: Reducing the Risk of Sporting Injuries - Learning Outcome 3: Know how to respond to injuries within a sporting context
  • RO41: Reducing the Risk of Sporting Injuries - Learning Outcome 4: Know how to respond to common medical conditions
  • STUDENTS SIT EXTERNAL EXAM
Year 11 Topics Covered:  
Autumn
  • RO44: Sports Psychology - Learning Outcome 1: Understand the relationship between personality and sports performance
  • RO44: Sports Psychology - Learning Outcome 2: Know how motivation can affect sports performance
  • RO44: Sports Psychology - Learning Outcome 3: Know how aggression can affect sports performance
Spring
  • RO44: Sports Psychology - Learning Outcome 4: Understand the impact of arousal and anxiety on sports performance
  • RO44: Sports Psychology - Learning Outcome 5: Be able to apply sport psychology strategies to enhance sports performance
  • RO43: The Bodies Response to Physical Activity - Learning Outcome 1: Know the key components of the musculo-skeletal and cardiorespiratory systems, their functions and roles
Summer
  • RO43: The Bodies Response to Physical Activity - Learning Outcome 2: Understand the importance of the musculo-skeletal and cardiorespiratory systems in health and fitness
  • RO43: The Bodies Response to Physical Activity - Learning Outcome 3: Be able to assess the short-term effects of physical activity on the musculo-skeletal and cardio-respiratory systems
  • RO43: The Bodies Response to Physical Activity - Learning Outcome 4: Be able to assess the long-term effects of physical activity on the musculo-skeletal and cardio-respiratory systems


Useful Links & Resources

Specifications:

Sports Science Cambridge National

Useful links:

Sports Science OCR Cambridge National