From an expert team of authors 'AS Revise PE for AQA' has been written to address the change in content and style of the AQA AS Physical Education syllabus that commenced in September 2008. Presented in a concise and visual approach for effective and efficient revision, consisting of substantial student notes with colour illustrations, photographs, tables, figures and revision summary charts. Subject matter is summarised, explaining in simple language what are sometimes complicated concepts or issues. The key concepts are defined clearly with examples that can be used in answers to exam questions, enabling the student to self test. Practice questions are provided at the end of each syllabus section and the answers amplify the subject matter and provide clues as to how the exam itself should be approached. Modern terminology, nomenclature and units have been used wherever possible. Has a formalised chapter structure and a comprehensive index available for easy reference. Much of the material within this book has been thoroughly student tested.
This revised 2e has had chapter 11 rewritten to reflect some of the changes in government policies, and comes with a free CD-ROM containing the questions and answers.
An expert team of authors who have considerable experience in teaching 'A' level Physical Education, and have taught at further and higher education level. They have all been senior examiners who have written past 'A' level PE syllabuses and examination papers, and have published resources specific to 'A' level syllabus needs since 1987.
AS Revise PE for AQA AS UNIT 1: Opportunities for and the effects of leading a healthy and active lifestyle SECTION A - UNIT 1 APPLIED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY 14 HEALTH EXERCISE AND FITNESS 14 Definitions of health and fitness 14 Components of health-related fitness 16 Components of skill related fitness 17 Effects of lifestyle choices on health and fitness 21 NUTRITION 21 The seven classes of food and their exercise related function 23 The need for a balanced diet 23 The performer's use of nutritional information 24 Definition of obesity 25 Percentage body fat and BMI 26 Practice questions 27 PULMONARY FUNCTION AND TRANSPORT OF BLOOD GASES 27 Introductory anatomy of the respiratory system 27 Mechanics of breathing 29 Lung volumes and capacities 31 Principles of diffusion and partial pressures 31 Gas exchange systems 33 The role of haemoglobin. The role of myoglobin 33 Differences in oxygen and carbon dioxide - arterio-venous oxygen difference 34 The effect of blood acidity, partial pressure of carbon dioxide and temperature on oxygen release - the Bohr shift 34 Neural regulation of breathing 35 The role of blood carbon dioxide in changing breathing rate 36 Other systems for control of breathing 37 Effect of long-term training on lung function 37 CARDIAC AND VASCULAR FUNCTION 37 Introductory anatomy of the heart 38 Cardiac cycle 38 Cardiac output, stroke volume and heart rate 39 Cardiac hypertrophy 39 Heart rate response to exercise 40 Starling's law of the heart 40 Cardiovascular drift UNIT 2 140 CURRENT PROVISION FOR ACTIVE LEISURE 140 Characteristics and goals of public, private and voluntary sectors 141 Advantages and disadvantages of public, private and voluntary sectors 142 Concept of best value UNIT 3 144 ROLE OF SCHOOLS AND NATIONAL GOVERNING BODIES 144 Historical, social and cultural factors. 147 Development of physical activity from early 20th century to post World War II 150 Characteristics of key stages of the national curriculum 152 Factors influencing provision in schools 153 Effects of developing school club links 154 Initiatives 157 Role of governing bodies, Sport England and YST 159 Practice questions UNIT 4 160 POTENTIAL BARRIERS TO PARTICIPATION 160 Equal opportunities, discrimination, stereotyping, inclusiveness and prejudice 160 Barriers participation 161 Disability 161 Social class 162 Ethnic group 162 Gender 164 Practice questions ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS 166 Section A - Unit 1: Applied exercise physiology 184 Section A - Unit 2: Applied physiology in practical situations 188 Section B - Unit 1: Skill acquisition 200 Section B - Unit 2: Skill acquisition in practical situations 203 Section C - Opportunities for participation 209 Index