Sport Science OCR


What is the subject and why should you study it?

The OCR Level 1/Level 2 Cambridge National in Sport Science is aimed at students aged 14-16 years and will develop knowledge, understanding and practical skills that can be used in the Exercise, Physical Activity, Sport and Health sector. You may be interested in this if you want an engaging qualification where you will use your learning in practical, real-life situations, such as; understanding how to prevent and treat sporting injuries, understanding how different medical conditions can affect sports performance, applying the principles of training to fitness and skills development for sporting activities, understanding how to apply knowledge of good nutrition to improve sporting performance, understanding how the body systems change and develop in response to physical training.

Course content

The course is split into 3 unit:

  • Nutrition and sports performance
  • Principles of training, fitness, and how it affects skill performance
  • Reducing the risk of sports injuries and dealing with common medical conditions

How is the course assessed?

A combination of coursework followed by an exam at the end of Year 11.

Further information from the exam board can be found here: OCR Level 1/Level 2 Cambridge National in Sport Science specification