Ercall Wood Academy

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At Key Stage 4, students are able to undertake the OCR National Level 1/2 Certificate in Sports Studies (J813).


Through the study of 4 units, this course helps students to develop applied knowledge and practical skills in Sports Studies and is designed with both practical and theoretical elements, which will prepare students for further study of qualifications in Sports, Sports Leadership and Coaching.



In order to support individual students throughout their course, with a view to consolidating prior learning and ensuring maximum progress, the Department offers extra-curricular exam revision and coursework sessions, on a Friday evening. The Department will also organise sessions immediately prior to the exam which will focus on exam paper structure, key reminders for dealing with different types of questions and focusing on particular objectives / areas on Contemporary Issues in Sport.



Internal assessment: takes place every half-term.

External assessment - Year 10 (R051 & R053) and Year 11 (RO52 & R056):






R051; Contemporary Issues in Sport

60 (60 UMS)


Yr 10 – Exam to be taken June 2021 and January 2022.

Yr 11 – Exam to be taken January 2021 and June 2021.

R052; Developing Sports Skill

60 (60 UMS)


Ongoing assessment, ready for June 2021.

R053; Sports leadership

60 (60 UMS)


Already completed in June 2020.

R056; Developing Knowledge and skills in Outdoor activities

60 (60 UMS)


Centre-assessed tasks; practical assessment due October 2020.


Results are awarded as follows:

Distinction* at Level 2 (*2), Distinction at Level 2 (D2), Merit at Level 2 (M2), Pass at Level 2 (P2)

Distinction at Level 1 (D1), Merit at Level 1 (M1), Pass at Level 1 (P1)


The OCR website has detailed information about the specification, past papers, examiners reports. These can be accessed by the following web link:


We have a number of resources located within our SharePoint site, please click the link below to access them.