A level PE - Sport, Culture and Society

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A Level PE - Sport, Culture and Society:

Society: The collective of people living together in a more or less ordered community

Culture: The ideas, customs and social behaviour of a particular society

Social Institution: A system of behavioural and relationship patterns that are densely interwoven and enduring, and function across an entire society

  • When discussing sporting culture, often we refer to a whole country’s approach and values towards sport
  • Sport has grown to become a vital part of everyday life in many countries around the world so significantly that now governments have been forced to recognise its strong position in society
  • Some countries invest in sport to help promote healthier lifestyles, some to show wealth and power on a global stage. 

Sport as an Institution:

  • Sport is a values part of many cultures, especially in Britain
  • Britain invented many sports such as football & cricket, and British sport is very celebrated
  • It is important that this institution is preserved in Britain, which is why certain evens have to be shown on free TV, e.g. Wimbledon, The Olympics, The FIFA World Cup
  • Its is also why live football is not allowed to air between 2pm and 5pm on Sat afternoons

Sporting Culture in the UK:

  • The UK prides itself in its sporting heritage, especially since we have been a part of creating sports
  • The values imbedded in these sports have helped to shape our national identity, e.g. respect for others, honesty, fair play, commitment


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