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AQA, AS - Mr Leyshon & A2 - Mrs Edy
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English Institute of Sport

English Institute of Sport | Contemporary Influences & History | Scoop.it
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An amazing website with so much material for AS PE but especially A2

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Run by UK Sport evrything to support an elite performer

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Cheating in sport is becoming ever harder to judge | Catherine Bennett

Cheating in sport is becoming ever harder to judge | Catherine Bennett | Contemporary Influences & History | Scoop.it
Maria Sharapova’s drugs ban throws into sharp relief the issues surrounding today’s transgender athletes
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Mechanical doping: UCI defends detection methods after fresh claims

Mechanical doping: UCI defends detection methods after fresh claims | Contemporary Influences & History | Scoop.it
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A2 - Deviancy in Sport
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Week In Week Out Rugby's Dirty Steroid Secret?

Week In Week Out                                         Rugby's Dirty Steroid Secret? | Contemporary Influences & History | Scoop.it
Week In Week Out investigates whether there is a widespread hidden drug problem in rugby.
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A2 PE - Deviancy in Sport

Related Past Paper Question


Elite sport involves trying to find the true physical potential of human beings.

In 2013, American cyclist, Lance Armstrong, was found guilty of doping and was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.

Discuss the suggestion that doping is necessary at elite level and outline the strategies sporting organisations use to limit the use of banned substances by performers.

(Total 14 marks)

 

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Cowboys world's 'most valuable' team

Cowboys world's 'most valuable' team | Contemporary Influences & History | Scoop.it
Dallas Cowboys overtake Real Madrid as the world's most valuable team, according to business magazine Forbes.
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Sport is big business

The numbers discussed in this article is mind boggling 

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UK Sport's 3 Core Responsibilities

UK Sport's 3 Core Responsibilities 2014
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How successful are they at meeting these goals?

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Social Factors Contributing to the Spread of Rational Recreation

Social Factors Contributing to the Spread of Rational Recreation in the UK and across the world. A2/A Level Physical Education AQA
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A short presentation with lots of key words defined and an past paper example question at the end 

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Drugs in sport: Set them free - The Roar

Drugs in sport: Set them free - The Roar | Contemporary Influences & History | Scoop.it

Other Sports: Drugs in sport. It continues to become more and more of an issue in this modern age of science and professionalism. Despite recently nabbing perpetrators l


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An argument to legalise PED's

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Argument for legalising Performance Enhancing Drugs *common exam question*
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How Fifa makes and spends its money - BBC News

How Fifa makes and spends its money - BBC News | Contemporary Influences & History | Scoop.it
How much money does Fifa make from running the World Cup and where does the money go?
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The governance and financial breakdown of a sports governing body

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How match fixers can cripple a sport's economic future - BBC News

How match fixers can cripple a sport's economic future - BBC News | Contemporary Influences & History | Scoop.it
From football to snooker, sporting authorities are under attack from the match-fixers who can damage a sport's economic future.
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A2 Deviancy in Sport

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How the US reacted to Brady ban

How the US reacted to Brady ban | Contemporary Influences & History | Scoop.it
Protests, fundraising, billboards and... Donald Trump: How America has reacted to Tom Brady's 'deflate-gate' ban.
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A2 - Deviancy in sport

An american scandal

 

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McIlroy swaps course for law court

McIlroy swaps course for law court | Contemporary Influences & History | Scoop.it
Rory McIlroy has not let his off-course distractions affect him but he now faces a "nasty" court case, writes golf correspondent Iain Carter.
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A2 Sport & The Law

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The role of UK Sport in Olympic success

The role of UK Sport in Olympic success | Contemporary Influences & History | Scoop.it
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A2 PE

An excellent article that helps to answer the following past paper question:

UK Sport coordinates a talent identification programme to help achieve its aim of developing elite performers.

Explain strategies that UK Sport has implemented to develop elite performers.

(4 marks)

 

Please see Mr Leyshon / Mrs Edy to discuss the answer & to have a look at the mark scheme

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Five ways to stop football hooliganism - BBC News

Five ways to stop football hooliganism - BBC News | Contemporary Influences & History | Scoop.it
Violence at Euro 2016 has raised questions over how football hooliganism can be prevented. What ideas are there and can they work?
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Let's get physical: how women's sport can conquer body image

Let's get physical: how women's sport can conquer body image | Contemporary Influences & History | Scoop.it
Body image issues ought to have no place in sports, but it stops many women from getting involved. It’s time to celebrate female bodies for what they can do
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'Equal pay is as much a myth as it is a minefield'

Popularity alone can never be the defining factor in how prize money is divided, writes chief sports writer Tom Fordyce.
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An interesting article that will create much debate, this could be a discussion type of question that will require candidates to be able to argue both sides of the argument
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Banned drugs found in 3,000 samples

Banned drugs found in 3,000 samples | Contemporary Influences & History | Scoop.it
Banned substances were found in more than 3,000 samples worldwide in 2014, according to World Anti-Doping Agency figures.
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The shifting landscape of TV sport

The shifting landscape of TV sport | Contemporary Influences & History | Scoop.it
"This is about emotion as well as big business" - BBC sports editor Dan Roan assesses a rapidly changing broadcasting world.
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Potential A2 Question

Discuss the suggestion that the increased media coverage of elite sport has had a positive impact on coaches.

(Total 4 marks)

 

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Sport England's Development Continuum

Sport England's Development Continuum, A2/ AS Level Physical Education
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A brief explanation of the performance pyramid

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Let's just be honest and allow drugs in sport

Let's just be honest and allow drugs in sport | Contemporary Influences & History | Scoop.it
Lifting the rules on doping and allowing athletes to use performance-enhancing drugs would be more honest - and more entertaining
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A2 Deviancy - Drugs in Sport

A thought provoking article which although I personally do not agree with the authors opinion it will help give a differing view and therefore enable students tion on this topico answer a discuss type quest

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Allan Wells 'took drugs ahead of gold medal win' - BBC News

Allan Wells 'took drugs ahead of gold medal win' - BBC News | Contemporary Influences & History | Scoop.it
A BBC investigation uncovers claims of drug taking by British 100m Olympic gold medallist Allan Wells.
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A2 Deviancy in Sport

Drugs, is any top level performance without suspicion?! 

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A2 Deviancy Drugs in sport

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Heysel disaster of 1985 "Hooliganism"

Heysel disaster of 1985 "Hooliganism" | Contemporary Influences & History | Scoop.it
Thirty years after 39 fans died at the European Cup final in Brussels the hurt is impossible to erase, partly thanks to the silent and bungling response
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A2 - Deviancy in Sport / spectator violence & Hooloiganism 

 

A hard hitting article that will help in answering the Linked Past Paper Question from 2012

 

The majority of spectators attend major sporting events with the expectation of observing a high standard of performance in a safe environment.

Outline the possible causes of spectator violence, such as hooliganism, at sporting events and explain how the law aims to protect spectators.

(14 marks)

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MyPEexam - Revision Sessions

MyPEexam - Revision Sessions | Contemporary Influences & History | Scoop.it
Share your videos with friends, family, and the world
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An excellent revision opportunity to all visual and auditory learners for both AS & A2 PE exams 

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Why do many amateur cyclists dope?

Why do many amateur cyclists dope? | Contemporary Influences & History | Scoop.it
Many expressed shock when a major report into doping said amateur cyclists were now cheating too, but is it so strange?
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Armstrong - the same, but different

Armstrong - the same, but different | Contemporary Influences & History | Scoop.it
Lance Armstrong is still fighting, but BBC sports editor Dan Roan sees how his fall from grace has taken an inevitable toll.
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A2 - Deviancy in Sport

Another excellent article by Dan Roan

The biggest drug cheat in sport still has very little contrition!

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Does democracy matter in sport?

Does democracy matter in sport? | Contemporary Influences & History | Scoop.it
Sport and politics have always had an uneasy relationship, but remain inextricably linked, writes BBC sports editor Dan Roan.
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A very good overview of how Sport has been used as a 'shop window' to promote a countries political ideals.

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