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Higham Lane School

Higham Lane School

PE - Sport Vocational



What Will You Do? 

The Cambridge Nationals Level 2 Certificate in Sport Science qualification offers you the chance to develop a wide range of highly desirable, transferable skills through practical means. This Sport Science course allows you the opportunity to study key areas including anatomy and physiology linked to fitness, health, injury and performance. If you are looking to pursue a career in the sports industry, this course will give you the knowledge and skills to help you embark upon this path. 

How Will You Do It? 
Each term, you will be studying a variety of topics. These topics could be theory-based or very practical in their nature. 
The Cambridge Nationals Level 2 Certificate in Sport Science consists of two mandatory units plus two additional units. 
Mandatory Units:-

  • Reducing the Risk of Sports Injuries (written paper-1 hour) 
  • Applying Principles of Training (controlled assessment)

Additional Units:-

  • Sports Technology (controlled assessment) 
  • Sports Nutrition (controlled assessment) 

What Qualifications Will You Obtain? 
The course will lead to a Cambridge Nationals Level 2 Certificate in Sport Science, which is equivalent to 1 GCSE at grades 9-4. It is graded at Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*. Those students who make less than expected progress may be awarded a Level 1 Cambridge Nationals Certificate in Sport Science (which is equivalent to grades 3-1 at GCSE). 

How Will Your Work Be Assessed? 
One 1 hour written exam (worth 25% of your final grade) and 3 controlled assessment units.

Please note that if you choose PE or Sport Science as an option, we will advise you as to the most appropriate qualification (GCSE PE or Cambridge Nationals) for you. 

Please note that this information about the Cambridge Nationals course is based on the course we are currently teaching to our students.  We have recently been informed that this course is due to be re-written with students expected to sit an assessment at the end of the course (which is likely to be an exam) and which will be worth 40% of their final grade.

For further information, please contact your PE Teacher, Miss Chinn, Subject Leader for PE or Ms Slater, PE teacher. 



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