Faculty: Science
Subject: OCR (Cambridge Technical) Level 3 in Sport and Physical Activity Level
Subject Leader: Miss Taylor, Head of PE
Staff and Responsibility: Miss Henman, Mr Cross, Mr Bristowe & Miss Hopkins
Exam Board: OCR

Assessment Format

Core Units:

  • Body Systems and the Effects of Physical Activity (90 GLH) – Exam paper
  • Sports Coaching and Activity Leadership (90GLH) – Coursework/practical assessment
  • Sports Organisation and Development (60GLH) – Exam paper

Specialist Units:

  • Practical Skills in Sport and Physical Activities (60GLH) – Practical assessment/coursework
  • Organisation of Sports Events (60GLH) – coursework/practical assessment

Subject Overview

OCR Sport and Physical Activity Level 3; is a two year course, equivalent to one A-Level. Students are required to successfully achieve all 5 units over the two years (3 core units plus 2 specialist units).

The course involves the application of knowledge and technical skills in practical activity and coaching environments.  It offers practical and hands on approaches to learning for all students, whether they are interested in working in a sport-related industry, coaching and leadership or progressing to Higher Education and beyond.

Potential Career Options

This is the right choice for you at key stage 5 if you are:

  • Passionate about sport and healthy lifestyles
  • Good at communicating with others
  • Great at leading and support others in teams and physical activity
  • Able to work in or as part of a team
  • Excellent at motivating others


What it Prepares you for:
This course – OCR Sport and Physical Activity Level 3; are valued by both employers and Higher Education (Universities and Colleges).

Employment Opportunities

  • Sports coaching
  • Sport and leisure industry
  • Professional sports
  • Health and fitness
  • Coaching and training
  • Personal training/instructing
  • PE teacher

Educational Progressions

  • Sports Development
  • Leisure Management
  • Recreation Management
  • Sports Science
  • Sports Event Management
  • Sport studies
  • tes
  • SSAT
  • LEPP
  • EQualities
  • IoE-Partnership-logo
  • eco-schools-bronze-award
  • The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
  • healthy-school