Weekly Sporting Issues

Starter – Engagement Patterns in Sport

Take a look at a popular sporting website such as https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport On the homepage, which social groups are well represented? Which social groups do not appear as often? Discuss how the media can impact participation levels in sport. Now take a look at the Sport England website – https://www.sportengland.org/ Name three initiatives that Sport England have put …

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GCSE PE Practical Moderation – Tips & Tricks

Perhaps the most important day of the year on the Physical Education department calendar – Practical Moderation. Known to give many teachers and pupils sleepless nights, this day can define pupil grades and shape teacher performance reviews. Needless to say, it is important to get it right. We have come up with a number of …

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GCSE PE – How do the exam boards differ?

As PE teachers we can be forgiven for sticking with the same GCSE PE exam board year upon year. Changing boards requires learning new content, adapting theoretical and practical structures and obtaining or creating new resources. But how different are the exam boards? Are you using the exam board best suited to the pupils at …

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GCSE PE – Team Theory or Team Practical?

Team Theory or Team Practical? The new GCSE PE specification is now in its third year of teaching, having gone through its first exam period in the summer of 2018. Now that teachers have gone through a complete teaching cycle, perhaps it is time to reflect on the changes that have been made and decide …

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The PE Classroom – What are we all about?

The PE Classroom – http://www.thepeclassroom.com Why was The PE Classroom created? As teachers we all wish we had more of it. Without it we cannot put our pupils first and cannot continue to develop our teaching and lesson delivery. We wish we didn’t have to waste so much of it with administrative and menial tasks. …

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Dietary Requirements of Athletes

This week’s starter looks at the different dietary requirements required by athletes from certain sports. After watching the videos in the resource below, can you decide what and when each performer should be eating? Each week we post ‘Starter activities’ for pupils to discuss and debate during lessons. The content will always link to GCSE …

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