Physical Education Unit 3: Movement Skills and Energy for Physical Activity
There are no prerequisites for this unit.
This unit introduces students to the biomechanical and skill acquisition principles used to analyse human movement skills and energy production from a physiological perspective. Students use a variety of tools and techniques to analyse movement skills and apply biomechanical and skill acquisition principles to improve and refine movement in physical activity, sport and exercise. Students investigate the relative contribution and interplay of the three energy systems to performance in physical activity, sport and exercise. In particular, they investigate the characteristics of each system and the interplay of the systems during physical activity. Students explore the causes of fatigue and consider different strategies used to postpone fatigue and promote recovery.
Areas of Study
How Are Movement Skills Improved?
Students examine the biomechanical and skill acquisition principles that can be applied when analysing and improving movement skills used in physical activity and sport. Through coaching and involvement in a variety of practical activities, students investigate and analyse movements to develop an understanding of how the correct application of biomechanical and skill acquisition principles leads to greater efficiency and accuracy in movement skills.
- Students collect and analyse information from, and participate in, a variety of physical activities to develop and refine movement skills from a coaching perspective, through the application of biomechanical and skill acquisition principles.
How Does the Body Produce Energy?
- Students explore the various systems and mechanisms associated with the energy required for human movement.
- Students consider the cardiovascular, respiratory and muscular systems and the roles of each in supplying oxygen and energy to the working muscles.
- Students examine the way in which energy for activity is produced via the three energy systems and the associated fuels used for activities of varying intensity and duration.
- Students consider the contributing factors to fatigue as well as recovery strategies used to return to pre-exercise conditions.
- Through practical activities students explore the relationship between the energy systems during physical activity.
|Collect and analyse information from, and participate in, a variety of practical activities to develop and refine movement skills from a coaching perspective, through the application of biomechanical and skill acquisition principles.
||Structured questions that draw on primary data which analyses a movement skill using biomechanical and skill acquisition principles.
|Use data collected in practical activities to analyse how the major body and energy systems work together to enable movements to occur, and explain the factors causing fatigue and suitable recovery strategies.
|A laboratory report based on primary data collected during participation in a practical activity, which analyses the relative contribution of energy systems and acute responses to exercise.
|A response in one or more of the following forms, which focus on energy system interplay, fatigue and/or recovery. • a practical laboratory report • a case study analysis • a data analysis • a critically reflective folio/diary of participation in practical activities • a visual presentation • a multimedia presentation • structured questions.
Overall Final Assessment
||Contribution to Study Score (%)
||Unit 3 Coursework
||Unit 4 Coursework
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