‘Revise on the Go’ with PEfocus OCR A2 Theory (G453) PEpodsTM
OCR A2 PEpods are a fantastic product written by highly experienced practitioners Sarah van Wely, John Ireland and Emma Stephens, professionally recorded to appeal to A2 learners in support of their examined Physical Education theory work.
The PEpods have been created to support learning and revision of the following sections of the A2 Physical Education theory specification (OCR – G453): Historical Studies, Sports Psychology and Exercise and Sport Physiology.
There are two versions of the DVD available:
- Option A – which includes all three sections: Historical Studies (15 PEpods), Sports Psychology (19 PEpods) and Exercise and Sport Physiology (19 PEpods), or;
- Option B (probably for centres who study Comparative rather than Historical) – which includes two sections: Sports Psychology (19 PEpods) and Exercise and Sport Physiology (19 PEpods).
The full content of the DVDs are listed below.
Please Note: If you would like to place an order via your school finance department, please contact our team.
Historical Studies (15 PEpods)
- 1. Popular recreation in pre-industrial Britain
- 2. Rational recreation in pre-industrial Britain 1 – characteristics, opportunities, amateurism, professionalism and women
- 3. Rational recreation in pre-industrial Britain 2 – how socio-cultural factors influenced the nature and development of rationalised sports and pastimes
Nineteenth Century Public Schools
- 4. Nineteenth century public schools 1 – characteristics, Clarendon report, technical development, social relationships, values
- 5. Nineteenth century public schools 2 – the developmental stages of athleticism in nineteenth century public schools – overview and stages 1 & 2
- 6. Nineteenth century public schools 3 – stage 3
- 7. Case studies 1 – bathing and swimming
- 8. Case studies 2 – athletics
- 9. Case studies 3 – football
- 10. Case studies 4 – cricket
- 11. Case studies 5 – tennis
Drill, Physical Training and Physical Education in State Schools
- 12. The 1902 model course
- 13. The 1933 syllabus
- 14. The 1950s – Moving and Growing and Planning the Programme
- 15. The 1970s and 1980s – Industrial Action and National Curriculum
Sports Psychology (19 PEpods)
- 1. Personality 1 – Theories of personality – trail perspectives, social learning perspectives and interactionist approaches
- 2. Personality 2 – Personality profiling
- 3. Attitudes 1 – nature and origins
- 4. Attitudes 2 – components, methods and changing attitudes, cognitive dissonance and attitudes in sport and lifestyle choice
- 5. Achievement motivation
- 6. Attribution theory
- 7. Strategies to promote mastery orientation and avoid learned helplessness
- 8. Aggression 1 – impact on performance and behaviour
- 9. Aggression 2 – theories
- 10. Groups and Teams – their impact upon performance and the pursuit of balanced, active and healthy lifestyles
- 11. Leadership 1 – characteristics, types, trait, social learning and interactionist theories
- 12. Leadership 2 – Chelladurai’s multi-dimensional model
- 13. Social Facilitation and inhibition
- 14. Goal setting
- 15. Self-confidence 1 – self efficacy
- 16. Self-confidence 2 – Vealey’s model
- 17. Attentional Control
- 18. Emotional Control 1 – activation and arousal and state and trait anxiety
- 19. Emotional Control 2 – zone of optimal functioning, peak flow and anxiety management
Exercise and Sport Physiology (19 PEpods)
- 1. Energy concepts
- 2. Adenosine triphosphate
- 3. PC system
- 4. Lactic acid system
- 5. Aerobic energy system
- 6. Energy continuum
- 7. The recovery process
Health Components of Physical Fitness and the Benefits of a Sustained BAHL
- 8. Principles of training
- 9. Aerobic capacity 1 – definition and factors affecting, methods for evaluating aerobic capacity
- 10. Aerobic capacity 2 – training zones and target heart rates, types of training, physiological adaptations
- 11. Strength 1 – types, factors affecting, methods of mearuring
- 12. Strength 2 – reps, sets and resistance guidelines, types of training, adaptations
- 13. Flexibility 1 – definition, factors affecting, evaluating
- 14. Flexibility 2 – static, dynamic and ballistic stretching, PNF, physiological changes
- 15. Body composition 1 – methods of assessment and BMI
- 16. Body composition 2 – energy expenditure & intake, implications of being overweight or obese
- 17. Ergogenic aids 1 – dietary manipulation and supplements
- 18. Ergogenic aids 2 – gene doping, blood doping and erythropoietin
- 19. Ergogenic aids 3 – cooling and resistance aids
OCR A2 Theory PEpods Product Samples
- High quality learning and revision – written and recorded by highly experienced practitioners
- 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 A2 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.