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Progression from GCSE to A-level and OCR National:

 

Progression from GCSE to A-level and OCR National:

After completing the GCSE, there are 2 potential opportunities to continue studying Sport into sixth form. The two options available are the original Sports Science A-level course or the newest option in OCR National Sport Level 3 which has been getting taught for over 5 years now. With these two options it offers the chance for different people with different preferences and skill levels to find the right course for them.

Our Edexcel GCSE course is designed to provide a smooth progression from GCSE to the A-level and OCR national courses available to study.  For moving onto the A-level course, having studied GCSE Sports and achieved good results in Biology would be beneficial towards making the course easier and more suitable for the student. This goes along with studying Biology alongside the A-level Sports science as one of the students A-levels as there is a significant amount of science within the theory which takes up 60% of the course. This isn’t compulsory however would be beneficial for the student. Along with this, ensuring that one of the sports the student may of picked for GCSE they are particularly strong at, this is due to the mark scheme for the practical side of A-level is stricter and requires more from the student in their respective sport due to it being a step up in qualification.

With the OCR National course, students who have not done GCSE Sports can still be capable of studying this subject. This is due to it being coursework based, with each unit being studied and completed in stages meaning those who don’t find it so easy to retain the information and put it into exams or haven’t studied sport at GCSE  can still earn a good grade in an A-level equivalent of Sports Science. However it will be beneficial if the student has studied it at GCSE in order to help them understand the work as it is a step up in qualification from the GCSE.