The topic of ‘Guidance’ is relatively new to GCSE PE and like many other topics on the course it is important not to over complicate this unit.

Guidance simply refers to how coaches ‘guide’ performers as they teach them new skills or help them to improve skills that they have already learned.

There are four types of guidance and your pupils should learn to define each.

Further to this, pupils should understand exactly who will benefit from each type of guidance.

Visual Guidance – Great for beginners who need to understand what the skill should look like

Verbal Guidance – Great for experts who already have a basic understanding of the skill and are looking to tweak their performance

Manual Guidance – Great for beginners but only appropriate in certain situations e.g. a child learning to do a forward roll or learning to swim for the first time

Mechanical Guidance – Great for beginners but only appropriate in certain situations e.g. a performer learning to do a somersault for the first time (use of a harness)

Finally, pupils simply need to learn a couple of advantages or disadvantages for each of the four types of guidance.

And that is it! A potentially difficult topic broken down into three easy steps. The video below is from our Learning Zone for GCSE PE and gives a complete overview of this topic

Check out the content, exam questions and quiz for Guidance in our Learning Zone.

AQA GCSE – Guidance

Edexcel GCSE – Guidance

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