GCSE PE AQA exam questions with mark scheme

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Chapter 1 ­ The participant as an individual
1. How will training differ for an amateur and a professional sports performer? (4 marks)
Commitment, Coaching expertise, Facility quality, pay to play, paid to play, training
duration and frequency, fun vs job
2. Explain, using an appropriate sporting examples, how a sport can be adapted to suit
the disabled. (4 marks)
Wheelchair basketball, Rule changes travelling rule not enforced but time allowed to
hold ball for is applied, Equipment changes ­ new design to accommodate different
demands for use
3. How can a Leisure centre cater for the disabled? (3 marks)
Disabled parking bays located close to the facility, Ramps, Lifts, Disabled toilets,
Swimming group activities eg Boccia
4. Describe 3 physical differences between Males and Females that can affect a sporting
performance. (3 marks)
Males have more strength, Females more flexibility, Males have larger heart and
lungs, Females have menstrual cycles
5. Explain, using two sporting examples, how increasing age can affect performance (4
Strength decreases, losing speed and power, Flexibility reduces increasing risk of
injury and point scoring in gymnastic events, Oxygen carrying capacity reduced
making endurance events harder, recovery from injury takes longer, increased
experience with age helping to make informed decisions
6. For and Ectomorph, explain a sport or an event they would be suited to and explain
(3 marks)
Endurance event such as a marathon. Ectomorphs are thin carrying little fat and
muscle. This would be an advantage in endurance events as they have less work to
7. How can a lack of funds affect the level of training for a sports performer? (3 marks)
More money can mean better equipment, better coaching, afford travel costs,
special diet supplements, specialist training/medical support
8. In relation to training, explain the term periodisation. (4 marks)
Breaking the season in to different parts. Trying to get peak performance at the
right time Preseason , Competition, Post season

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CHAPTER 2 ­ Physical and Mental demands of performance
9. What is meant by the term fatigue? Explain how it can affect performance (3 marks)
Feeling of tiredness. Mental or physical. Reduced performance level. Tired muscles.
Less power. Reduced concentration. Risk of injury
10. Explain how stress can have a positive effect on performance (3 marks)
Increase focus/concentration. More alert. Give more effort improved perfomance,
inspiring teamates
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List 2 indicators of cardiovascular fitness (2 marks)
Resting heart rate. Pulse recovery rate. Multistage fitness test scores
Chapter 3 ­ Leisure and Recreation
22. Explain the term `Leisure time' Give an example of both Active and Passive leisure
activities (3 marks)
Time where you can choose what to do. Active leisure involves exertion. Passive
leisure involves little movement or difficulty
23. How has Leisure time increased? (3 marks)
Labour saving devices. Shorter working week. Higher levels of unemployment. More
leisure facilities available.
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Chapter 5 ­ Health, Fitness and Healthy active lifestyle
31. Define Health (2 marks)
A state of complete physical, mental and social well being. Not merely the absence
of illness, disease or infirmity.
32. Explain the harmful effects that Alcohol abuse and Smoking can have on the body (4
Decrease fitness levels, reduced general health, increase risk of lung/liver/heart
disease. Reduced coordination, vomiting
33. Why is personal hygiene important to sports performers? How can it be maintained?(3
Wash body regularly. Wash clothes regularly.…read more

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Chapter 6 - Training
43. Why is specificity an important principle of training? (3 marks)
A weight lifter would train to increase strength and develop technique. Therefore
training would need to be designed to match this. Endurance swimming would not be
beneficial to weightlifting
44. Explain the principle of progression and recommendations of how to implement it into
training (4 marks)
Training needs to be gradually increased so the body adjusts to the extra demands.…read more

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Describe 3 safety procedures used when weight training (3marks)
Use a spotter/work in pairs. Use correct technique, use gradual progression to avoid
55. What are possible drawbacks of using the weight training method? ( 3marks)
Need specialist equipment, expensive, incorrect technique can be dangerous, need
56. Explain a training method that is designed to improve cardiovascular endurance (3
Continuous training ­ maintaining high pulse rate for long periods of time. E.g using
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CHAPTER 8 Cultural and Social Factors
63. There has been a rapid growth in the Leisure industry in recent years. Explain the
Contributing factors that have increased the amount of Leisure time (4 marks)
Higher levels of unemployment meaning more free time to participate in leisure,
Shorter working week ­ finish work earlier or have weekends fee, Part time or shift
work ­ free time during the day, Technological advancements ­ labour saving
devices and working from home, Improved knowledge of health and well being.…read more

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Improved subject knowledge, More practical PE , Raised awareness of how to be
healthy, Improve skill/performance in sports, Could lead to a PE related job
Chapter 10 ­ International Factors
72. For a named example, explain what makes an event `high profile' (3 marks)
Wimbledon Tennis, Olympics, World Cup, Superbowl
Media Interest, Audience and TV viewing figures, profit making potential, Popularity
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What is sponsorship and explain its role in sport? (4marks)
Payments made by a company to an individual or team to advertise their product.
E.g. Chelsea FC is sponsored by Samsung. Individuals can also receive help with
expenses/ equipment/travel costs. Events can also be sponsored like the Virgin
London Marathon. The provision of money to a club or an individual is to help them to
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