Windsor High School and Sixth Form, Richmond Street, Halesowen, B63 4BB
Part of Windsor Academy Trust
CNAT Sport

CNAT Sport

Curriculum Intent

To learn about contemporary issues in sport and how the media plays a role in our environment. It encourages  students to think for themselves about the study of sport and the application to real life practical sport, leadership and evaluation of the skills required.

Course description 

Exam Board: OCR

The Cambridge National in Sport Studies enables students to develop and apply knowledge of sports-related activities, with a particular focus on officiating. They explore contemporary issues in sport, different ways of being involved in the sports industry, and the impact of sport on wider society.

The course is taught through three units, each unit having a sports focus, from Contemporary Issues in Sport, Developing Performance & Leadership and Outdoor Adventure Activities. Students’ time is spent developing their practical skills and expertise which is then placed in real life sporting assignments. This offers flexible learning, as students are able to complete assignments using word processing, video evidence, PowerPoint /verbal presentations and practical demonstrations. It also provides opportunities for additional qualifications in sports leadership and sports officiating.


This is a predominantly coursework based qualification with 40% of the overall grade a compulsory examination. The exam focuses on
contemporary issues and students will explore a range of topical and contemporary issues in sport, such as participation levels and barriers, promoting values and ethical behaviour.

The remaining 60% of the course is assessed through a combination of practical and theoretical evidence gathered throughout the year. These are graded over a number of different levels, Level 1 Pass, Merit and Distinction, in addition to Level 2 Pass, Merit and Distinction.

Key Skills

You will develop the following skills:

  • Reflective learning
  • Teamwork
  • Self-managing
  • Creative thinking
  • Effective participation
  • Independent enquiry
  • ICT and presentation skills
  • Leadership skills

Where can it take me?

On completion of the course it can lead to studying CTEC Sport Level 3 at Windsor Sixth Form.  The course has career links into jobs such as Sports Coaching, Sports Development, Fitness Instruction and Teaching.

Further information

Please contact: Mr C Hickman - Faculty Director of PE

Useful Website

Key Stage 4 Sport Curriculum Plan

CNAT Sport - Subject Course Overview