Uncategorized


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 […]


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 They removed the out of date content concerning government initiatives (PESSCL, School Sports Coordinators, Sports Colleges and Active […]


Exam technique command words

One of the many problems faced by students is trying to understand what the question actually requires for an answer. In other words, what are examiners looking for? The examiners spend a considerable amount of time deciding what is the best way to phrase a question to elicit the response […]


The 2016 A-Level PE Specifications

The subject criteria of A-level (and AS) Physical Education were released in July 2014  and they can be found here. This is the content for the new specifications that we will begin teaching in September 2016. The exam boards have to follow this content in producing their specifications. There will […]


Sections B and C – A2 Coursework

In most centres, the return of AS students following their exams means that you have four weeks or so of time to fill. I think that this is a good time to begin the AQA coursework, essentially sections B and C. The requirement of this written coursework is for the […]


Delivering question 7 content

It’s about this time of year when AS students should be turning their attention to that dreaded question 7. This time of year because of both revision, and in my centre at least, it’s when we deliver that material. We do so because of the very nature of the content, […]


Muscle Spindles and Golgi Tendon organs

Understanding how the Muscle Spindle Apparatus (MSA) and Golgi Tendon Organs (GTO) work is helpful in developing an understanding of the physiology behind Plyometrics and P. N. F. stretching, which may be needed to answer examination questions in PHED 3.  Both MSA and GTO are proprioceptors. Proprioception means “sense of […]


Engaging A2 Physiology

This guest post was written by Simon Lovatt @SimonLovattPE. It’s fair to say that my A2 group have found the transition from AS quite challenging, of the original 12 pupils only 6 remain and the first unit of work ‘Energy Systems’ had been a difficult one for them to get […]