Physical Education - Year 11

Physical Education Overview

Term 1: Sport Psychology

Students will cover the following topics in this unit: Skill & ability, goal setting, smart targets, information processing, evaluation, arousal, aggression, personality, intrinsic & extrinsic motivation.

  1. Written exam paper
A basic model of information

The processes required by the performer to carry out before making a decision


Traits inherited from parents


Can be split into direct and indirect aggression


Excitement towards a task

Closed Skill

A skill which is not affected by the environment or performers within it

Deep Breathing

A somatic technique where the performer exaggerates their breathing

Externally Paced Skill

The skill is started because of an external factor

Extrinsic Feedback

Feedback from an external source

Extrinsic Motivation

External drive to succeed


Outgoing personality

Information Processing

This is making decisions, gathering data and processing it

Intrinsic Feedback

Feedback from within (kinathesisis)

Intrinsic Motivation

Internal drive to succeed


Quiet reserved person

Knowledge of Performance

Feedback about the quality of performance

Knowledge of Results

Feedback about the outcome

Manual Guidance

Physically moving the performer

Mechanical Guidance

Using mechanical aids to assist the performer

Mental Rehersal

Picturing yourself performing the skill


The drive to succeed

Open Skill

A skill is learned in a certain way to deal with the environment

Outcome Goals

Focus on end result, for example winning

Performance Goals

Personal standards to be achieved

Self-Paced Skills

Performers dictates the pace


Reassuring yourself through self-talk


Learned actions or behaviours

Verbal Guidance

Guidance received by someone talking to you

Visual Guidance

Guidance that you can see

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
Develop the individual:

Students will develop an understanding of psychology and it its crucial role within sport. Students will see that psychology impacts on all aspects of life and not just sport

Create a supportive community:

Understanding parts of sports psychology helps students to understand how people learn and improve. Understanding this will help peers to support each other in their studies.

Term 2: Socio-Cultural Influences Commercialisation Ethics

Students will cover the following topics in this unit: Groups, participation, commercialisation, sponsorship, technology, drugs in sport and finally spectators.

  1. Written exam paper
Adapted Sports

Competitive sports for individuals with disabilities

Barrier to participation

An obstacle that prevents a group within society from participating


A physical or mental condition that limits a person’s movements


Prejudicial treatment of different groups

Disposable Income

Income to be spent or saved as one wishes

Engagement Patterns

Trends / tendencies

Ethnic Group

A group from the same cultural background


Open to all


Involving all

Leisure Time

The time we have when we are not working

Peer Group

A group of people of approximately the same age, status and interests

Post-school drop-out

The reduction in participation levels


Preconceived opinion

Role Model

A person looked up to by others

Social Groups

People who interact with each other

Socio-economic group

A groups place within society


Widely held but fixed and oversimplified idea of a particular person


The process by which a new product or service is introduced to the market

Golden Triangle

The financial relationship between sport, sponsorship and media


Optical ball tracking technology

Hyperbaric Chambers

High pressure chambers – speed up recovery

Ice Baths

Used to reduce body temp


Able to be sold

Match Analysis

Computer software that provides match data


TV, radio, newspapers

Oxygen (Hypoxic) tents

High oxygen


Trying to benefit from others


Artificial aid

Social Media

Websites and apps


People who watch


A company pays money to a team for advertising on kit


A method that is developed to try to improve performance

Television Match Official

An match official who watches incidents and provides advice


Hormone that prepares the body

Anabolic Agents

Drugs that allow you to train harder

Beta Blocker

Reduces the effect of adrenaline (slows HR down)

Blood Doping

Artificially increasing the number of red blood cells

Contract to Compete

Agreeing to play by the rules


A condition that occurs when the body loses more water than it takes in


Drugs that remove fluid from the body


Blood clot

Ergogenic Aid

A technique or substance used for the purpose of enhancing performance


Unwritten rules


The use of dubious methods to gain an advantage


Rowdy violent behaviour

International Olympic Committee

The independent authority of worldwide modern Olympic movement

Narcotic Analgesics


National Governing Body

Organisation with responsibility for that sport

Peptide Hormones

Naturally occurring chemicals EPO


Appropriate, polite and fair behaviour


Increases alertness


How thick a liquid is

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
Develop the individual:

Students will see that some aspects of culture can sometimes create barriers. Students can then live lives aiming to reduce these unnecessary barriers.

Create a supportive community:

Students will understand that different people have different needs. This should improve the way that students interact with each other.

Term 3: Health, Fitness and Wellbeing

Students will learn about the benefits of participating in physical activity. Students will also learn the consequences of leading a sedentary lifestyle. Students will learn how obesity affects physical activity and sport. Students will be able to classify different somatotypes. Students will about the different nutritional components and how they assist us.

Balanced Diet

Eating the right amount of food


Bodies preferred food source


Excessive loss of water


Tall and thin




Food source that provides energy at low intensities




The ability to meet the demands of the environment


A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of diseases


Having enough water

Mental health & well being

A state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential






A term used to describe people with a large fat content

Physical health & well-being

All body systems working well, free from illness and injury. Ability to carry out everyday tasks


Food source for growth and repair


Consuming water

Sedentary Lifestyle

A persons choice to engage in little or no exercise

Social health & well-being

Basic human needs are being meet


Classification of a body type


Organic substances that require many essential processes


A mix of social and mental factors that gives people a sense of being comfortable

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
Develop the individual:

Students learn about how the body works in different situations. Through learning more about the human body students should value their body more and aim to maintain or improve health and fitness.

Create a supportive community:

Students learn about how the body works in different situations. Through learning more about the human body students should value their body more and aim to maintain or improve health and fitness.

Term 4 & 5: Exam Preparation

Students will revise all topics learnt and develop good technique during this time.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
Develop the individual:

Revision helps students to understand the importance of preparation in the lead up to key events. This is an essential skill to develop.

Create a supportive community:

The teacher will work with students to assist them in their learning. Students will also be encouraged to help each other during the revision period.