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OCR PE for AS is an exciting and up-to-date text written to provide students with the support to help them succeed in the new OCR specification for Physical Education. Written by an established team of experienced teachers, OCR PE for AS offers clear learning objectives, definitions of key terms, examples and practical applications, guidance on exam technique, exam-style and review questions, and helpful bulleted summaries throughout. To aid understanding further, students have access to Student Online, which provides an exciting range of learning tools, including interactive features and templates that students can use direct from the book. Also available for purchase is the Dynamic Learning Network Edition CD, which gives teachers and their students additional support.show more

Product details

  • Mixed media product | 372 pages
  • 213 x 275 x 19mm | 1,153g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 115 colour half-tones, 170 colour line drawings, 2 b&w half-tones, 43 b&w line drawings
  • 0340958685
  • 9780340958681
  • 343,754

Table of contents

SECTION A -- ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY 1: AN ANALYSIS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT The skeleton Joints The muscular system Movement analysis of physical activity The effects of a warm-up and a cool-down on skeletal muscular tissue The impact of different types of physical activity on the skeletal and muscular systems Basic concepts of biomechanics 2: THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM: THE MAINTENANCE OF BLOOD SUPPLY The structure and function of the heart The cardiac cycle How the heart works: the conduction system The control and regulation of the heart Cardiac dynamics: the relationship between heart rate, stroke volume and cardiac output The vascular system Blood pressure The distribution of cardiac output at rest and during exercise The transport of oxygen and carbon dioxide The physiological effects of a warm-up and a cool-down on the cardiovascular system Health-related considerations: the role of exercise in maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system and lifestyle 3: THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM: THE MAINTENANCE OF OXYGEN SUPPLY External respiration The mechanics of breathing Respiratory regulation: the respiratory control centre Pulmonary diffusion: gaseous exchange at the lungs The effect of altitude on the respiratory system The oxy-haemoglobin dissociation curve Gas exchange at the muscles and tissues Lung volumes and capacities Ventilation during exercise The adaptive responses of the respiratory system to training Respiratory complications and the impact of smoking SECTION B -- ACQUIRING MOVEMENT SKILLS 4: CLASSIFICATION OF MOTOR SKILLS & ABILITIES Nature of skilled performance Application of classification to the organisation of practice Classification of abilities 5: DEVELOPMENT OF MOTOR SKILLS & THE USE OF DIFFERENT PRACTICE METHODS Learning and performance Stages of learning Types of guidance Practice methods 6: INFORMATION PROCESSING DURING THE PERFORMANCE OF SKILLS Models of information processing Memory and its role in developing movement skills Reaction time and developing effective performance in physical activity 7: MOTOR CONTROL OF SKILL & ITS IMPACT UPON DEVELOPING EFFECTIVENESS IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Motor and executive programmes Types of motor control Schema theory 8: LEARNING SKILLS IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Motivation and arousal Theories of learning Reinforcement of movement skill learning Transfer of learning SECTION C: SOCIO-CULTURAL STUDIES RELATING TO PARTICIPATION IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY 9: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Concept of physical activity as a term & as a healthy pursuit in people's lives Concept of physical recreation (1) Concept of physical education (2) Outdoor and adventurous activities - outdoor education and outdoor recreation Sport - the concept of sport and the contrasting values of sportsmanship and gamesmanship 10: SPORT & CULTURE United Kingdom (UK): Surviving ethnic sports Impact of Nineteenth Century English public schools on the development of games Amateurism to professionalism The United States of America (USA): Characteristics of the USA Nature of American sport Analysis of American football Australia: Characteristics of Australia Nature of sport Analysis of Australian Rules football 11: THE ADMINISTRATION & ORGANISATION OF SPORT IN THE UK UK Sport United Kingdom Sports Institute (UKSI) Home country organisations - Sport England; Sports Council Northern Ireland; SportScotland; Sports Council for Wales Funding of sport - private, public and voluntary Participation to excellence Sports development pyramid Opportunity, provision and esteem Opportunities for and barriers facing - young people, the elderly, people with disabilities, women and ethnic minority groups - in their participation in physical activity 12: CONTEMPORARY SPORTING ISSUES IMPACTING UPON YOUNG PEOPLE'S ASPIRATIONS AND THEIR REGULAR PARTICIPATION IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN THE UK Sport, sponsorship and the media: Roles of the media Impact on sport Relationship between sport, sponsorship and the media -- the 'golden triangle' Violence in sport: Performers & spectators Causes & solutions Performance-enhancing products: Drugs: reasons for use, consequences & solutions to the problem Technological products: impact on performance by particular products The Olympic Games: Background to the modern Olympic Games Role of the International Olympic Committee and the British Olympic Association The impact of commercialisation on the Olympic Games Implications of the 2012 London Games on the host country Impact of funding, government control and politics on the Olympic Games Glossary References Indexshow more

About Graham Thompson

GRAHAM THOMPSON is a Director of Faculty at a large sixth form college in Hampshire. He has taught A-level Physical Education for over 15 years. He presents development workshops for teachers aimed at promoting effective learning in Physical Education, and also helps students to develop essential study skills via a range of student conferences and seminars. Graham is the author of several major A-level textbooks as well as a range of teaching and learning resources, including 'Sport & PE: A Complete Guide to Advanced Level Study' (Hodder Arnold, 2005) and 'OCR PE for AS Third Edition' (Hodder Education, 2008). NESTA WIGGINS-JAMES is Head of Sport & Physical Education at Colchester Sixth Form College in Essex. She has taught A-level Physical Education for over 15 years and has delivered numerous teacher-support conferences. Nesta is an experienced author of numerous textbooks and teaching resources, including 'Complete A-Z Physical Education Handbook' (Hodder Arnold, 2000), 'Sport & PE: A Complete Guide to A-level Study' (Hodder Arnold, 2005), and 'OCR PE for AS Third Edition' (Hodder Education, 2008). ROB JAMES is Assistant Headteacher at Colchester County High School for Girls and has taught A-level Physical Education for over 10 years. He has also delivered numerous teacher-support conferences. Rob is the author of several A-level textbooks and teaching resources, including the bestselling 'Complete A-Z Physical Education Handbook' (Hodder Arnold, 2000) and 'OCR PE for AS' (Hodder Education, 2008).show more