3 Tips for the new AQA AS/A2 PE Specification 2016

This blog follows on from the previous one in trying to provide information about the new topics in the AQA AS and A-level specifications, trying to be helpful by providing suitable notes / explanations of each (most) of this new content. In the previous blog, we looked at venous return […]

3 Tips for the new AQA AS/A2 PE Specification 2016

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New Theory Content for AQA AS / A-level Specifications Pt. 2

The new specification for AQA AS and A-level have been approved and are on the AQA website. The previous blog detailed some of the new content, and this one is going to work along the same lines, trying to be helpful by providing suitable notes / explanations of each (most) […]


New Theory Content for AQA AS / A-level Specifications

The new specification for AQA AS and A-level remain in draft form on the AQA website.  However, as the subject content has been set by Ofqual and the other examining boards have had their specifications approved, it should be safe to assume that the theory content will not change.   […]

New Theory Content for AQA AS - A-level Specifications

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Approval for AQA GCSE PE Specification

I’ve just heard that the new AQA GCSE P.E. specification has been approved and that copies of the specification and sample question papers are available on the AQA website. First thoughts are that much of the material has a look of AS level. This is the case for all the […]


New AQA AS / A-level Specifications

AQA published its new AS and A-level specifications in June 2015 in draft form. On its website, AQA state that they expect feedback from Ofqual on their submission during Autumn 2015, but as yet nothing has appeared to suggest that the draft specification has been accredited or whether Ofqual has […]

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The Conundrum of Drugs in Sport

Over the last year, we have been treated to headlines such as ‘Russian doping claims: 99% of athletes guilty’. This was an investigation by a German TV documentary that claimed that Russian officials systematically accepted payment from athletes to supply banned substances and cover up tests. A former Russian discus […]


Lactate Threshold and VO2 max

Many students find the concept of lactate threshold or OBLA difficult(remember that they are different!). I think it’s the ‘threshold’ bit. A threshold is a level above which things can rise. Think of a pain threshold or a wages threshold. Lactate threshold is similar. Another area that appears to confuse […]

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Technology in Sport

This aspect of the AQA A2 specification is difficult to teach because of the lack of resources available in an ever-changing area of interest. The specification requires ‘Candidates to understand the advantages and disadvantages to the performer, coach, official, spectator, sport and World Games of technology’. One definition of what’s […]


4 top tips for the classroom

This guest post was written by Rachel Campbell @PEenthusiast1. Below are some ideas that I have been using to engage learners in my A-Level PE Class: Students aren’t always aware of the scientific challenges and amount of knowledge required to pass the A Level PE exam. PE students tend to […]

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AQA Specification changes

AQA decided earlier this year to change some of the content of PHED 1. These changes were for first teaching in September 2014 and for possible examining in the summer 2015 series. They removed the out of date content concerning government initiatives (PESSCL, School Sports Coordinators, Sports Colleges and Active […]