‘Revise on the Go’ with PEfocus AQA AS PEpodsTM
PEpods are a fantastic product written by subject experts and professionally recorded to appeal to AS learners in support of their examined Physical Education theory work.
The PEpods have been written and recorded by subject experts John Ireland, Graham Thompson and Sarah van Wely, who betweeen then have over 60 years experience with A Level PE! There are a total of 48 PEpods on this DVD that carefully follow the order and content of the AQA specification.
PEpods last between 6 and 25 minutes giving many hours of high quality material at the press of a button, which can be listened to again and again!
The full content of this pack is listed below. Please note that both section A and B are covered.
Examination Technique (1 PEpod)
- Exam Technique – including both sections A and B
Applied Exercise Physiology (18 PEpods)
- 1. Health , exercise and FitnessTypes of muscle fibre
- 2. The effect of lifestyle choices on health and fitness
- 3. Nutrition
- 4. The energy balance, body composition and obesity
- 5. Pulmonary function – The machanics on breathing
- 6. Pulmonary function – Lung volumes and capacities
- 7. Pulmonary function – Gas exchange at alveoli and muscles
- 8. Transport of blood gases
- 9. Pulmonary and systemic circulation related to the various blood vessels
- 10. Venous return mechanism and the redistribution of blood during exercise
- 11. Cardiac function – relationship between cardiac output, stroke volume and heart rate
- 12. Heart rate range in response to exercise – hormonal and nervous effects on heart
- 13. Analysis of movement in specified sporting actions
- 14. Levers
- 15. (B) Principles of training
- 16. (B) Warming up and cooling down
- 17. (B) Fitness testing
- 18. (B) Training Methods
Skill Acquisition (19 PEpods)
- 1. Skill and ability – definitions, differences and types
- 2. Classification and skill and use of skill continua
- 3. Information processing 1 – input
- 4. Information processing 2 – memory
- 5. Information processing 3 – decision making & reaction time
- 6. Motor programmes and sub routines
- 7. Learning and performance 1 – stages of learning, use of guidance, feedback
- 8. Learning plateaus and motivation
- 9. Learning theories 1 – operant conditioning, positive & negative reinforcement and punishment
- 10. Learning theories 2 – cognitive theory
- 11. Learning theories 3 – Bandura’s model of observational learning
- 12. Learning theories 4 – Schmidt’s Schema theory
- 13. Transfer of learning
- 14. Impact of practice on improving performance and goal setting
- 15. (B) Teaching styles – command, reciprocal, discovery, problem solving
- 16. (B) Methods of presenting practice – whole, progressive part, whole-part-whole
- 17. (B) Types of practice – massed, distributed, variable and mental
- 18. (B) Methods of guidance – verbal, visual, manual, mechanical
- 19. (B) Feedback
Opportunities for Participation (10 PEpods)
- 1. Concepts, categories and benefits of physical activity
- 2. Current provision for active leisure
- 3. Nineteenth centuary English public schools and rational recreation
- 4. The development of physical activity is state elementary schools
- 5. The National Curriculum for Physical Education
- 6. Provision in schools and school club links
- 7. The benefits of named initiatives
- 8. The role of named organisations
- 9. Barriers to participation 1 – key terms
- 10. Barriers to participation 2 – solutions for target groups
AQA AS PEpods Product Samples
Sample AQA Applied Exercise Physiology PEpods
Sample AQA Skill Acquisition PEpods
Sample AQA Opportunities for Participation PEpods
- High quality revision – written and recorded by highly experienced practitioners – John Ireland, Graham Thompson and Sarah van Wely (AS) and Sarah van Wely (GCSE)
- Clear focus – reviewing and revising essential key points of theoretical knowledge
- ‘Stop and Think’ – a feature to help listeners check learning – either in their head (if on the move) or on paper if they prefer
- Exam style questions – helping to put knowledge into practice
- Exam Tips – recapping essential skills and tactics and spotlighting key question parts: command word / subject / subject qualifier or subject focus
- Audio ‘bullet points’ – to emphasise key points in an appealing way
- Music – composed by Seán Anderson to enhance the audio experience and to make continuing work with PEpodsTM both engaging and enjoyable.
- A one-off payment with End Used Licence Agreement (EULA) – to be agreed online by the PE Department prior to purchase and by each student as part of the integrated download procedure – no annual licence fees!
So – high quality, focused revision to appeal to and motivate PE students! The PEpodsTM are intended as a supplementary tool to help students prepare for their exams – they are not a substitute for the knowledge and teaching provided by colleagues nor for other forms of revision which students will be encouraged to undertake.
Suggestions For Using PEpods
- Some centres adopt a fairly casual approach. Students download the PEpodsTM from the school/college network/website to their IPods or other MP3 players and use them as they choose – on the bus, at the gym, while subbathing, in bed – anywhere!
- Other centres adopt a more controlled approach and ‘release’ the PEpodsTM as sections of the specification are taught
- Some teachers ask students to listen to a particular PEpodsTM to prepare for the next lesson or to re-cap one that has just been taught
- Students can listen to a PEpodsTM to catch up if a lesson has been missed
- PEpodsTM can be used throughout the year – not just at test and exam time.
We really do hope that your department and your students find the PEpodsTM stimulating and engaging and that they become an integral part of your programme as a valuable supplementary learning tool.