Sport Science KS4 (Y10 & 11)

Overall Curriculum Goals

Students opting to study the sport science course cover a range of fascinating units from nutrition to sports injuries, providing them with a diverse understanding of many different areas within sporting contexts that could lead on to a variety of careers in sport and beyond.  Students will have the opportunity to study key areas of sport science including anatomy and physiology linked to fitness, health, injury, and sports performance. 
  1. Develop a range of skills through involvement in sport and physical activity in different contexts and roles. 
  2. Develop their ability to apply theoretical knowledge to practical situations. 
  3. Gain a better understanding of the complexity of different areas of sport and the sports industry. 
  4. Increase awareness of different ways to stay involved in sport and physical activity and of different careers and roles within sport. 

Year 1 - Term 1/2

Year 1 - Term 2/3

Term 2 - Term 1

Year 2 - Term 2

Topic Title: 

Sports Nutrition

Topic Title: 

Applying principles of training

Topic Title: 

Reducing the risk of sports injuries

Topic Title: 

Technology in Sport

Topic Intent:

 Learners will consider the composition of a healthy, balanced diet. They will also consider the necessity of certain nutrients in particular quantities and the effects of a poor diet. They will reflect upon the role that diet plays in different sports and activities, and use the knowledge gained to produce an appropriate, effective diet plan for a performer.

Topic Intent:

Learners will develop knowledge and understanding of the principles and methods of training and the application of these in the design of training programmes along with practical skills in fitness testing.

Topic Intent:

Learners will know how to prepare participants to take part in physical activity in a way which minimises the risk of injuries occurring, how to react to common injuries that can occur during sport and how to recognise the symptoms of some common medical conditions

Topic Intent:

Learners will consider the variety of ways in which technology is being used in sport to enhance both performance and the experience of sport for performers and for spectators. They will also develop an appreciation of some of the counter-arguments regarding the increasing use of technology in sport.

Key Content / Skills:  

  • Reflect upon the role that diet plays in different sports and activities.
  • Use the knowledge gained to produce an appropriate, effective diet plan for a performer.

Key Content / Skills:  

  • Develop knowledge and understanding of the principles and methods of training.
  • The application of these in the design of training programmes.
  • Practical skills in fitness testing.

Key Content / Skills:  

  • Know how to prepare participants to take part in physical activity in a way that minimises the risk of injuries occurring.
  • How to react to common injuries that can occur during sport.
  • How to recognise   the symptoms of some common medical conditions.

Key Content / Skills:  

  • Consider the variety of ways in which technology is being used in sport to enhance both performance and the experience of sport for performers and for spectators

Assessment:

Written assignment – 60 marks.  
Completed from September-January 

Assessment:

Written assignment – 60 marks.  
Completed from February-July 

Assessment:

Written assignment – 60 marks.  
Completed from September-January 

Assessment:

Written assignment – 60 marks.  
Completed from January-June 

Home Learning:

Students are expected to complete outstanding work, research and homework independently at home. 
All coursework is completed through a word document on OneDrive so students are able to access this at school and home.  

Home Learning:

Students are expected to complete outstanding work, research and homework independently at home. 
All coursework is completed through a word document on OneDrive so students are able to access this at school and home. 

Home Learning:

Students are expected to complete outstanding work, research, revision and homework independently at home. 
All students have revision guides and folders, as well as access to online revision resources. 

Home Learning:

Students are expected to complete outstanding work, research and homework independently at home. 
All coursework is completed through a word document on OneDrive so students are able to access this at school and home. 

Employability, Professionalism and Enterprise  (EPE) Links

  • Think creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically
  • Develop independence and confidence in using skills that are relevant to the Exercise, Physical Activity, Sport and Health sector and more widely
  • Prepare participants for physical activity in ways which keeps them safe as well as learning how to react should injuries happen and how to recognise common medical conditions
  • Learn how to conduct fitness tests, including interpreting and feeding back on the data you get from these as well as how to design, implement and evaluate fitness training programmes
  • Develop knowledge of either how the body responds to exercise and understand how technology helps inform us of these changes, or a delve into the world of sports nutrition to understand how what we eat can impact our performance in sport
  • Develop the skills of team working, research and planning and understand that sports performance goes far beyond just the simple physical movements of the human body.

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