At BIC we offer both the Edexcel GCSE Sports Studies Full Course and Short Course. Both these courses build on the practical PE studied through years 7-9 and improve further a candidate´s understanding of play, strategy and tactics, coaching and refereeing of chosen sports. Added to this, students spend time in the classroom studying aspects of sports participation and body science to enhance their all round knowledge of the sports performer.
The programme of study is broken down into three distinct areas.
Unit 1 - Theoretical Study - Students spend time in the classroom studying areas such as Reasons for Participation in Sport, Skeletal and Muscular systems, Health, Fitness and Hygiene, Cardiovascular Systems, Injury and Drugs in Sport. This study accounts for 40% of an overall grade and is examined by a written paper at the end of the course.
Unit 2 - Theory of Practical Performance - Students divide their time between the classroom and the gym studying areas such as Health and Fitness, Training Methods, Training Programmes. This study accounts for 20% of the final grade and is assessed by a piece of moderated coursework on a sport of their choice.
Unit 3 - Practical Study - Students study a variety of activities out of the classroom. They learn how to play,organise, coach and officiate games. Students are practically assessed in 4 chosen activities by an external moderator and this accounts for 40% of their final grade.
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