Year 10
Year 10

Sports Science

This unit of Sports Science introduces students to the biomechanical and skill acquisition principles used to analyse human movement skills and energy production from a physiological perspective. Students use a variety of tools and techniques to analyse movement skills and apply biomechanical and skill acquisition principles to improve and refine movement. They use practical activities to demonstrate how correct application of these principles can lead to improved performance in physical activity and sport.
Students investigate the relative contribution and interplay of the three energy systems to performance in physical activity. In particular, they investigate the characteristics of each system and the interplay of the systems during physical activity. Students explore the multifactorial causes of fatigue, consider different strategies used to postpone fatigue and promote recovery

Assessment

  • Qualitative Analysis of a movement skill using technology
  • Practical report exploring the relationship between the energy systems during physical exercise
  • Tests and Exam