Sport is pretty stupid when you think about it. Golf? Big stick, small ball, medium-sized hole. Done. Basketball? Bigger ball. Bigger hole. No stick. Boxing? Belting each other. With gloves.
So why are we so fanatical about sport then? Well, humans have some innate desires. The most important is to survive. Once we have sorted the living part out, we try to be the best. Boom! Competition is born. We want to stand out but also fit in. Kapow! Teamwork.
This unit is all about power of sport and its impact on society.
While completing this unit you will:
Develop and understanding of the language used in recreational and professional sport at a local, national and international levels.
Explore how language is used by a range of people for a range of purposes within the sporting community and industry.
Examine important issues surrounding sports.
Reflect on the importance of sport within contemporary society.
Syllabus outcomes being assessed:
P1.2 explores the ideas and values of the texts
P1.3 identifies how language and other techniques are used to convey meaning in extended and short texts in a range of forms
P2.3 demonstrates familiarity with the language conventions of a variety of textual forms, including literary texts, informative texts and texts used in vocational contexts.
P3.1 recognises a range of purposes for and contexts in which language is used and the appropriate text forms, vocabulary, style and tone when writing and speaking for those purposes
P4.2 works effectively, both as an individual and within a group, to locate and communicate information and ideas related to a variety of topics