AQA GCSE PE exam questions

84 exam questions from all chapters with suggested mark schemes

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Revision ­ Exam Questions
Chapter 1 ­ The participant as an individual
1. How will training differ for an amateur and a professional sports performer? (4 marks)
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2. Explain, using an appropriate sporting examples, how a sport can be adapted to suit
the disabled. (4 marks)
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3. How can a Leisure centre cater for the disabled? (3 marks)
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4. Describe 3 physical differences between Males and Females that can affect a sporting
performance. (3 marks)
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5. Explain, using two sporting examples, how increasing age can affect performance
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For and Ectomorph, explain a sport or an event they would be suited to and explain
why.
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7. How can a lack of funds affect the level of training for a sports performer? (3 marks)
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8. In relation to training, explain the term periodisation. (4 marks)
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CHAPTER 2 ­ Physical and Mental demands of performance
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Explain the term Gaseous Exchange (3 marks)
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12. Explain the term `internally caused injury'. Give an example of how this might occur
(2 marks)
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13. Explain the term'externally caused injury'. Give an example of how this might occur.
(2 marks)
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14. How might a referee prevent injuries in team sports? (3 marks)
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15. Explain the tern Aerobic respiration.

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Explain the term Anaerobic respiration. Give an example of an activity that uses
anaerboc respiration (3 marks)
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17. Give examples of the characteristics of someone who is in the recovery period? (3
marks)
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18. What are the 3 functions of the circulatory system? (3 marks)
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19. What are the general differences between arteries and veins? (3 marks)
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List 2 indicators of cardiovascular fitness (2 marks)
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Chapter 3 ­ Leisure and Recreation
22. Explain the term `Leisure time' Give an example of both Active and Passive leisure
activities (3 marks)
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23. How has Leisure time increased? (3 marks)
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24. Explain the term `recreational activity'. Why might someone choose to participate in
recreation activities? (3 marks)
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Chapter 4 ­ Diet
26. Give an example both types of carbohydrate and explain their use to a sports performer
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27. Explain why a body builder might increase their protein consumption (3 marks)
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28. Why is it important to have a balanced diet? Which 2 food groups make up the highest
percentage of a normal diet? (3marks)
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For a named dietary deficiency/imbalance, explain what it is and how it is caused.
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Chapter 5 ­ Health, Fitness and Healthy active lifestyle
31. Define Health (2 marks)
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32. Explain the harmful effects that Alcohol abuse and Smoking can have on the body
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What are the benefits of exercise? (4marks)
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35. What are the functions of the Skeleton? (4marks)
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36. Connective tissue plays an important role in movement. Explain the functions of
tendons, ligaments and cartilage. (3 marks)
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Using an example, explain why muscles work in pairs to produce movement. (3 marks)
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39. For a named fitness test, explain what it measures and how it is performed (4 marks)
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40. For a named example, describe a test that can measure power (3 marks)
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41. Describe a factor of skill related fitness that could be needed in a team sport.

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Explain the principle of progression and recommendations of how to implement it into
training (4 marks)
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45. Explain, using suitable examples, the acronym F.I.T. when referring to the principle of
overload (6marks)
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46. Explain the term reversibility (3 marks)
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