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Physical Education Coursework
Content Questions

1. Key concepts in Physical Education
The main elements of physical education that are required are:

Competence ­ The relationship between skill, this selection and application of
skill, tactics and compositional ideas and the readiness of body and mind to
cope with physical activity.

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you exercise it will not only make you fitter it will make you happier in yourself. It is well
known that physical activity can cause chemicals to be released that make us feel
happier and less anxious. It is also important for the activities you participate in to be

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Different types of decision makers:

Performer ­ cricket ­ trying to read the batsman's shot
Coach/leader ­ cricket ­ the use of substitute a player/retire
Official ­ cricket ­ 3rd umpire used if on field umpires can't make a decision.

Different roles in physical activity's:

The importance of abiding by…

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This process means developing the physical strength, stamina, speed and flexibility to
cope with the demands of different activities, eg following the fitness programme that
gives good all round fitness benefits. It also involves the mental determination to
succeed, for example having enough motivation to attend a challenging exercise

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Essential components:

Carbohydrates ­ theses are made up of chemical elements of carbon,
hydrogen and oxygen. Theses are very important to an athlete, especially in
exercise that is highly intense. They are stored in the muscles and the liver as
glycogen but limited amounts that need to be replenished.

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Smoking ­ eg there might not be any smoking areas for staff to smoke to
avoid the customers
Alcohol ­ there might be alcohol on the premises where young students are
going to train and it can cause problems if miss used.
Overandundereating ­ some people might over/under eat, so…

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Key aspects of opportunities, pathways and participation in physical education are:

Levels of participation in sport and physical activity
Reasons for participation and nonparticipation
Specific social and cultural reasons affecting participation
School influences on participations
Identification of pathways for the involvements

Reasons for participation (positive)

Health reasons (management of stress,…

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Environment ­ if you live in an area that has poor facilities or inappropriate
terrain, eg for outdoor actives, then you may be more less likely to get involved
Climate ­ this often dictates weather a certain type of activity is available. For
example instance, skiing is harder to arrange…

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Intrinsic and extrinsic motivates to participate in different roles of participant, leader
and officials.

Importance of goal setting:

To optimize performance
To ensure exercise adherence
To control anxiety

Smart principles

Specific ­ if goals are clear and unambiguous they are more likely to be
Measurable ­ this is…

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Saddle joint ­ carpalmetacarpal joint of the thumb ­ this is when a concave
surface meets a convex surface and is biaxial

Ranges of movement that are allowed by these joints:

Flexion ­ this refer to a decrease in the angle around the joint eg bend your
arm at the…


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