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OCR Level 1 / 2 Cambridge National in Sport Science

Students will follow the OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National in Sport Science. They will begin the course in Year 9 and will have completed the course by Year 11 to gain accreditation. Students will develop both applied knowledge and practical skills in Sports Science through vocational contexts by exploring areas such as sports injuries and medical conditions, principles of training, technology in sport and nutrition and sports performance.

The course is designed to give students an opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.


The course offers progression to Level 3 BTEC Sport qualifications, which are recognised by universities.  These can also lead to employment opportunities within the sports’ sector.


Course Content

The course is broken down into 4 units, 3 of which must be completed to pass the course;

Unit 1 – Reducing the risk of sports injuries and dealing with common medical conditions.

Unit 2 – Applying the principles of training: fitness and how it affects skill performance.

Unit 3 – The body’s response to physical activity and how technology informs this.

Unit 4 – Nutrition and sports performance.


The qualification is assessed through one externally assessed examined unit and two non-examined coursework based units. The results of 3 of these units will make up the final grade.