It's worth 15% of the exam - don't leave it to chance!
Here's a detailed interactive spoken example of the EAPI for OCR A LEVEL PE which will enable your students to fully understand the requirements of and prepare thoroughly for this important part of the non examined assessment (NEA).
This engaging audio and visual resource puts your students firmly in the 'learning driving seat' and allows them to have complete control of their own learning and understanding by easily navigating to any section of the EAPI, whether it be strengths and weaknesses, progressive practices and coaching points or application of theory.
Providing your students with a step by step guide to the structure of the EAPI, this resource emphasises the use of key terminology and gives detailed spoken exemplar responses for each section, which include:
⁃ strengths and weaknesses (skills, fitness, tactics & overall success)
⁃ identification of a chosen weakness including justification and action plan for improvement
⁃ time frame (frequency and duration)
⁃ 6 detailed progressive practices
⁃ detailed coaching points for each progressive practice
⁃ application of theory, including: movement analysis, aerobic capacity, periodisation & training cycles, muscle fibre types, skill classification, types & methods of practice, methods of guidance, types of feedback, stages of learning and social facilitation
⁃ pre and post test measures for improvement
The sport used in this example is hockey, but the principles of much of the content are generic and can be applied to any number of different sports.
See this resource in action:
Copy and paste this link into your browser to see how this interactive resource works. https://youtu.be/FD355R9m-MQ
Simply distribute the url address to your students electronically and they can use this resource on any PC, tablet or mobile device giving them complete freedom to access and revisit sections of the EAPI of their choice in any order. Perfect for personalised learning and preparation for your students' EAPI and especially useful if time for teaching the NEA is limited in your centre.
Please be aware that this resource focuses mainly on the AS EAPI, but you will see that it is equally useful for students preparing for the EAPI after two years' study.
Part of the reformed OCR A Level PE course (2016), set 1 includes 70 question cards on the emergence and evolution of modern sport in pre-industrial Britain and post-1850 industrial Britain.
Perfect for starting lessons, introducing new topics, interleaving and recapping previous learning as well as for collaborative revision activities, these flashcards can be projected on your whiteboard or printed in a variety of sizes (and in black and white) and displayed in your classroom or distributed to your students electronically.
Questions include topics on:
-the characteristics of recreational activities in pre-industrial Britain
-the socio-cultural reasons for the characteristics of recreational activities in pre-industrial Britain
-the characteristics of recreational activities in post-1850 industrial Britain
-the socio-cultural reasons for the characteristics of recreational activities in pre-industrial Britain
-law & order
-education & literacy
-availability of time & money
-type & availability of transport
Also included in this resource is a random question generator. Made on PowerPoint, questions will continue to appear in quick succession until you press the S key on your key board. To exit the slide show press Esc. Haven't covered a topic yet and don't want those questions to appear? No problem, just hide the relevant slides (in the slide view tab) until you are ready to use them. A fun and interactive way to engage your students in a question and answer session!
I've also added a worksheet of these questions which you can print (in black & white) and distribute to your students to write in the correct responses to the questions. I use these questions with my students as a working document throughout the academic year and refer to it often, so as to keep topics fresh in students' memories.
For more of the theory of using these cards, see Peter Brown's excellent book, 'Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning'.
As HoD or teacher i/c A level PE you can now be more confident than ever that every aspect of the whole two year specification is covered.
This excel spreadsheet allows you and your colleagues to quickly and easily indicate when a topic has been covered. It also allows you to track which pupils have mastered a topic, which still need more work and those who are way off the pace and require serious intervention.
Here's how to use this OCR A Level PE curriculum tracking document:
Store the tracking document in a shared folder so all A level PE teachers can access it. When a topic has been covered, teachers simply put a 'Yes' in the column against the corresponding topic, automatically turning the cell from red to green.
This is an ideal tool for small and large departments, especially those with more than one teacher teaching the same component to different classes.
You may wish to track your students' progress as well. Against the students' names, enter a 1 if their knowledge and understanding is limited and they are in need of considerable intervention, (the corresponding cell will turn red), enter a 2 if they have a reasonable understanding but still need to work on the topic (the cell will turn orange) or enter a 3 if the student has mastered the topic. Ideally, by the end of the course, all the cells should be green!
120 slides on Hosting Global Sporting Events.
The perfect resource for OCR A level Physical Education.
This comprehensive resource includes content on:
the background to the modern Olympic Games
the aims of the modern Olympic Games
the values of the modern Olympic Games
political exploitation of the modern Olympic Games
5 case studies
Los Angeles 1984
The advantages and disadvantages of hosting a global sporting event, including:
impacts on sport
impacts on society
impacts on the economy
A dynamic presentation made on PowerPoint on the influences of the 19th century public schools on the emergence and evolution of modern sport.
Whilst providing the key terminology, structure and content, this resource allows you to elaborate and develop the influences of the 19th century public schools with your students as you go.
Using iPads or tablets you can distribute this to your students digitally via OneNote, Showbie and upload it on Explain Everything (both apps available on the App Store and Google Play).
the promotion and organisation of sports and games
the promotion of ethics through sports and games
the ‘cult’ of athleticism – meaning, nature and impact
the spread and export of games and the games ethic
This free interactive e-learning quiz (with 30 questions) will challenge your students on a range of topics within the GCSE PE specifications.
Simply download the document, copy the url address and distribute to your students! Easy!
Can your students get 100%?
Use these editable scenarios to help your students plan and deliver top quality EAPIs for the new OCR PE qualification. Although designed for the AS qualification, these resources can easily be modified for the full A Level EAPI as well.
Each scenario presents your students with a number of performer weaknesses.
Using the structured template provided, your students have to:
-decide which weakness they are going to make an action plan for
- say why they chose that weakness
-why it can be improved in the timescale
-indicate the frequency and duration of the training sessions
-provide an excellent range of progressive practices
-provide an excellent range of coaching points, and
-provide excellent conclusions on how improvement can be measured
The scenarios (PDF & Word) include the following sports:
-an open scenario which you can use for any other sport
*“A superb resource to help students really show their understanding of the key concepts involved in the types and methods of practice.”
“Excellent resource for identifying misconceptions and for getting students to articulate their knowledge and understanding.”*
With this easy to use resource you’ll be able to challenge your students and enable them to see for themselves how well they know and understand the key concepts involved in the types and methods of practice.
Students are presented with a series of statements and have to decide whether each is correct or whether it contains an error. If they detect an error they must correct it.
In this resource there are 18 statements to do with the types and methods of practice which have been especially designed to challenge common misconceptions and enable your students to articulate their understanding of the concepts involved in this topic.
Specifically, the resource has:
a PowerPoint presentation of the 18 statements - useful for whole class teaching & working through the task as a whole
a randon generator PowerPoint presentation of the 18 statements - useful for retrieval practice & an element of surprise
MS Word and PDF worksheets of the 18 statements - perfect for individual study
colour coded MS Word and PDF documents of the correct and incorrect statements - excellent for teacher, peer & self assessment
Printable worksheets - ideal for students to make notes on and write their correct responses and to refer to for revision
Printable slides - to use for flashcard type activities
Error Detective video - to introduce the activity
Help your students develop their exam technique!
A series of colourful, motivational and interactive slides and posters designed to help your students develop successful exam technique.
A fully interactive PowerPoint and pdf posters make up this resource which can be used by teachers of any subject. A must have in helping to improve exam technique!
Put these posters on the walls in your classroom, on your school VLE, make 'a how' to booklet or distribute them to students on their tablets using Showbie.
Do your students find it hard to distinguish between similar concepts?
This set of 40 'What's the difference between?' flashcards on the cardiovascular system allows your students to grapple with concepts such as the differences between the blood vessels, the differences in the roles of the cardiovascular system, the differences in blood pressure and the differences between the various heart rates, to name just a few.
You can use these question cards when you introduce the cardiovascular system to gauge the level of students' prior knowledge. Equally, they can be used during the learning of the topic and afterwards to assess knowledge and understanding. They're also great for interactive revision.
They can be projected on your whiteboard for whole class interaction or printed out (in various different sizes, in black & white as well as colour) and used as a learning resource by individual students or small groups. Why not display them on your classroom wall, in the PE corridor, in the sports hall or in the changing rooms? There's plenty of scope to use these cards creatively to the benefit of your students.
A comprehensive set of over 75 questions and answers on diet and nutrition to challenge all ability levels.
Printable (on PowerPoint) so that they can be used in a variety of activities from group work matching the correct answer to the question; exam style questions; to check knowledge and understanding as well as for starters and plenaries.
Questions include; components of a balanced diet, examples of food from each component, roles of each of the components, obesity.
A dynamic presentation made on PowerPoint on Bandura's Observational Learning Theory. It provides the key concepts of the theory and is definitely not designed simply to be used as a front of class teaching resource to be copied off the board!!
Whilst providing the key terminology and structure, this resource allows you to elaborate and develop the observational learning theory with your students as you go.
I have successfully used this with my students as a guide; asking them to research the theory initially and then having them use this resource to explain the learning theory to themselves and others.
Using iPads or tablets you can distribute this to your students via Showbie and upload it on Explain Everything (both apps available on the App Store and Google Play). Then your students can record their explanation of the theory. When they're done, they put their work back into Showbie for you to listen to. Simple and a really great way to check how well they have grasped this theory and for you to provide valuable feedback.
There are also some scaffolded questions on this learning theory at the end of the presentation to assist students in their explanations.
What are the four stages involved in this theory?
Why is it important to get the learner’s attention?
What makes a good demonstration?
What key words could you use when describing the retention process?
What is involved in the motor production stage?
What is motivation? What can you as the coach do to promote learning?
Give your students the start of a sentence and they have to complete it correctly.
A really simple, yet engaging activity which will get your students thinking about the role of the 19th century public schools and their influence on modern sport.
Students simply choose a number by tapping on it, which reveals the start of a sentence. If students can correctly complete the sentence the sentence remains visible. If they can't complete the sentence correctly, it can be hidden by tapping on the number again.
Distribute this digital resource through your VLE, Showbie, (or equivalent) for your students to access on their tablets or mobile devices. To benefit from its full interactivity, students will need to download Microsoft's PowerPoint app from the App Store or Google Play (free).
Alternatively, it can be used as a whole class starter or review activity by projecting the resource onto your whiteboard. Additionally, the PDF version can be printed to be used as a paper resource.
Both sets of dominoes on components of fitness! Brilliant for collaborative learning! Here's a versatile resource that allows you to print a number of domino style cards on topics to do with components of fitness. Have your students work together in small groups in order to complete the domino circle. Then check their answers and understanding by projecting the power point dominoes onto the whiteboard. Great formative assessment for learning activity - you can really see what your students understand and where they need more guidance. Both sets.
How to tackle the external assessment.
Do your students know exactly what they are required to do in order to achieve highly in the unit 22 external assessment?
If not, then this video and digital resource is for you and them!
Give your students the best chance of obtaining a distinction in this unit!!
This resource contains 10 videos with over 40 minutes of instruction (divided into manageable chunks) explaining exactly what is required to obtain the very highest marks in the external assessment. The videos are accompanied by two powerpoint presentations, one to print as a booklet for your students if necessary and a Word document.
What’s included in the video package:
Video 1 - (2.48 mins) an introduction and overview of the requirements of the external assessment
Video 2 - (7.50 mins) focuses on Activity One - the Review of Business Information
Video 3 - (2.33 mins) continues to focus on Activity One and concludes with a summary of the general requirements for this task
Video 4 - (6.02 mins) looks at Activity Two - the Business Model Analysis, focusing on SWOT analysis
Video 5 - (4.44 mins) focuses on what the SWOT analysis should look like and where information should be drawn from
Video 6 - (5.23 mins) is the first of three videos looking at Activity Three - Recommendations and what to include in this activity
Video 7 - (6.47 mins) continues to focus on Recommendations and provides a summary of the general requirements for this task
Video 8 - (1.24 mins) provides an example of how the Recommendations activity should be structured
Video 9 - (6.35) focuses on Activity Four - Justifications and what to include in this activity
Video 10 - (1.45 mins) provides an example of how the Justifications activity should be structured
With this resource you can feel confident that your students will be fully prepared for their external assessment, knowing exactly how to structure their responses, what content to include and how to access the distinction level bands.
Two domino sets on the classification of skill. One focusing on the subject and content knowledge required by your students for this topic and the other focusing on helping them successfully develop the skill of correctly justifying skill placements on different continua.
A PowerPoint presentation on the groups and teams topic within the sport psychology component of the new (2016) AS and A Level PE specifications, including Steiner's model, the Ringlemann Effect & Social Loafing.
Notes and questions are also included in 'Notes View' as a guide to the sort of questions that might be worth asking when encouraging your students to think about certain concepts within the topic.
A couple of slides also contain embedded videos illustrating the concept of 'faulty processes'. These include examples of poor co-ordination (when things go wrong) and examples of when teams work well together (when things go well).
What is this resource?
An interactive e-learning resource which enables your students to answer, redraft and improve their responses to a variety of exam style questions on the components of fitness. It can be used on PCs, tablets and smart phones.
How does it work?
Your students have complete control of the learning experience.
• Using the menu, students navigate to the components of fitness of their choice and choose which questions they would like to answer.
• The ‘show hint’ button provides guidance (scaffolding) to students who might need additional support when tackling the question. With practise and repetition, students become less dependent on the scaffolding guidance.
• Students type or dictate their response into the answer box.
• The question must be answered before the model answer can be revealed.
• Tapping the ‘Check your answer’ button reveals the model answer and provides feedback in real time to your students about their response in comparison to the model answer. Ideal for developing self-assessment skills and encouraging students to reflect on their answers.
• On seeing the model answer, students have the opportunity to redraft and improve their original response as many times as they want or need to.
See the resource in action: https://youtu.be/1TleLxH-duo
When students leave the resource their work is automatically stored. When they return to the activity they can choose to either start afresh and tackle the questions again or resume from where they left off. Students can take screenshots of their responses and store them in their e-portfolios.
Perfect for interleaving, revision and honing exam technique.
Do your students know the key terms to each topic on their course? Can they explain what each key term means and how to use it accurately and appropriately?
Here's a set of 40 key terms on the cardiovascular system (PowerPoint and PDF) to aid teaching and learning.
Either project them on your whiteboard for whole class activities, or print them and laminate them for use in a variety of different ways in small group, pair work and individual activities.
A simple resource - but essential!
Ideal for your 'robust study' area in your classroom. (What's this? See James Simm's free CPD teacher course on www.mypeexam.org for more details).
A simple but highly effective drag and drop activity for your students to show their understanding of simple and complex carbohydrates.
Simply distribute the url address in the download document to your students and they will be able to access this resource on any device.
A great activity to use as an introduction to this topic as well as for review and revision.
See the resource in action: https://youtu.be/9eKXOpMQWB8