22004 Question 7(a) Choose an activity. Describe, in detail, the method of analysis you used to gather information about your performance of one selected skill or technique. (4) Answer: Movement Analysis (PAR), Mechanical Analysis (to assess force, levers, propulsion), Consideration of Quality (controlled, fluent, fast/slow), Video (compare to MP) and Questionnaire (“done well, “needs improvement)
32004 Question 7(b) Explain why you considered this method of analysis to be appropriate to the activity and the skill or technique involved. 4 Answer: Simple, objective, make comparisons of performance before, during and after, ensure training effective, allowed for refinement, increase motivation, judgements for future training, permanent record
42004 Question 7(c) As you attempted to develop your performance of the skill or technique selected in Part (a), you will have used different methods of practice. Describe the methods of practice you used. 6 Answer: Gradual build-up, whole-part-whole, progressive practices, shadow/repetition/ pressure drills
52004 Question 7(d) Discuss why the methods of practice you used were appropriate. Make specific reference to the ways they helped you to develop the skills or technique involved. 6 Answer: reflect your stage of learning, show how your methods allowed for progression, increased your confidence, show how they helped ensure practice effective, refined as required, indicate how increased your motivation
62004 Question 8Choose an activity. Describe, in detail, one skill or technique you have attempted to develop. 4Answer: Your answer must include a detailed description of your weakness (overhead clear/drop shot) must include preparation, action and recovery phases.
72004 Question 8(b) Describe a practice situation which allowed you to refine the skills or technique and simultaneously improve your decision making. Explain why this practice situation was effective in helping you develop your whole performance6 Answer: for example you might be working at the automatic stage so you should describe; pressure drills, problem solving drills and overload
82004 Question 8(c) Discuss the range of information you need to consider to allow you to make effective decisions in your whole performance. 6 Answer: Your answer must include KU in relation to the Information Processing Model
92004 Question 8(d) How did you assess any improvement in your ability to make effective decisions? 4 Answer: For example, you may have made comparisons of your performance before and after (e.g. Initial and final PAR, scatter graph, match analysis and training diary)
10Skills and Techniques2006 Question 5 Choose an activity and a skill or technique
11Explain the benefits of considering a model/skilled performance when learning or developing this skills or technique. (4)Describe, briefly, how you gathered data/information about your performance in this selected skill or technique. Give specific details of how your performance compared to that of a model/skilled performance. (6)
12(c) In relation to your current performance, describe in detail a programme of work that would be appropriate to develop the skill or technique identified. (6) (d) Explain why it is important to monitor the effectiveness of your programme of work. (4) (20)
13Marking Scheme (a) Identifies your strengths and weaknesses Increases your confidence, motivationProvides you with various types of feedbackProvides you with challenge in practice/competitionProvides you with accurate feeds continuouslyCan inspire you to achieve higher levels of achievementEnables you to plan practice/set targets appropriatelyEnables you to copy ideas?/4
14(b)PAR analyse; compares performance to criteria copied from the ‘model performance’, broken down into 3 parts – preparation, action and recovery, tick placed against correct parts of the techniquePAR allowed me to; look more closely at my drop shot, compare to a model performer, break down skills into preparation, action and recovery, results are easy and quick to interpret (immediate) and identifies cause of inaccuracyCompare subroutines between you and model?/6
15(c) Brief description of training programme Relevant to your weaknessesRelevant to your stage of learning and how you made practices more demanding as you moved through the stagesV.P.S.M.A.R.T.E.RShould also mention confidence, motivation?/6
16(d) Ensure both short and long term targets have been reached Ensure the programme of work is effectiveEnables progression /regression as requiredEnables change/adaptations to be madePromotes motivation and challenge?/4
17Revision Questions Monday Past PaperRevision QuestionsMonday
182002 Skills and Technique Question 8 (a) Choose an activity and from it one skill or technique which you analysed through using: mechanical analysis or movement analysis or consideration of qualityDescribe, in detail, the specific criteria you used when analysing the skill or technique through one of the methods of analysis. (4)
192002 Skills and Technique Question 8 – exemplar answer My activity is badminton and my skill is the drop shotThe specific criteria I used when analysing my execution of this skill was a movement analysis (PAR) based on a model performerPreparation phase – list sub-routinesAction phase – list sub-routinesRecovery phase – list sub-routines
202002 Skills and Technique Question 8 (b) Describe, in detail, the information about your performance of the chosen skill or technique, that you were able to obtain from the analysis carried out in Part (a) (6)
212002 Skills and Technique Question 8 – exemplar answer From analysis I could see what aspects of my performance were satisfactory and what needed improved.Paragraph describing your strengths from PARParagraph describing the problems you found from the preparation, action and recovery phase.
222002 Skills and Technique Question 8 (c) Explain how you used this information to help you plan a programme of progressive practices. (6)
232002 Skills and Technique Question 8 – exemplar answer Identify the areas of improvement you will work on from the PAR analysisExplain the training program you carried out to improve this weakness from session 1 ‘shadow’ practices to session 6 ‘game like’ practices
242002 Skills and Technique Question 8 (d) Discuss how your whole performance was affected as a result of your practice programme. (4)
252002 Skills and Technique Question 8 – exemplar answer As a result of the work to improve your drop shot, your whole performance was significantly improvedDiscuss improvements in preparation and action phaseWhat problems did this create for your opponent
262003 Skills and Technique Question 8 (a) Choose an activity. Give a detailed description of a complex skill or technique, identifying the features which make it difficult to perform. (4)Hint:Badminton - overhead clearDescribe the sub-routines from the PAR in one detailed descriptive paragraph
272003 Skills and Technique Question 8 (b) Describe, in detail two different methods of practice you used to develop the complex skill or technique described in Part (a). Explain why each method of practice was appropriate. (6)Hint:Describe, in detail gradual build-up and then repetition practices.
282003 Skills and Technique Question 8 (c) Discuss the principles of effective practice you applied when using the methods of practice identified in Part (b) (6)Hint:V.P.S.M.A.R.T.E.R.
292003 Skills and Technique Question 8 (d) Following a period of practice, discuss why your performance may not always be effective when applying this skill or technique in whole performance situations. (4)Hint:Whole performance more stressful, competitive situation, feelings of anxiety, and more pressure.