Exam-style Questions: Taking Part in Sport

  1. a) Name the term used to describe the sharing of facilities, which ensures they get maximum use and give an example.

    (2 marks)

    b) Name three Sports Council campaigns and state what group they were aimed at.

    (6 marks)

    c) Explain what etiquette is and give an example.

    (2 marks)

    (Marks available: 10)

    Answer

    Answer outline and marking scheme for question: 1

    a) Give yourself 1 mark for correctly identifying the term dual use or dual provision. You then get 1 more mark for using s suitable example like; a school can use facilities during the daytime and the local community can use them during the evening.

    (2 marks)

    b) Award yourself 1 mark for each of the following campaigns you named, up to a maximum of three, and give yourself 1 extra mark for each correct accompanying target group:

    1. 'Sport for all' - targeted at everyone
    2. 'Sport for all disabled people' - targeted at the disabled
    3. 'Fifty Plus, all to play for' - targeted at those other 50
    4. 'Ever thought of sport?' - targeted at 13-24 year olds
    5. Top Play - targeted at 4-9 year olds
    6. Top Sport - targeted at 7-11 year olds
    7. Champion Coaching - targeted at 11-14 year olds
    8. Top Club - Targeted at 11+ years
    9. Milk in action for women - targeted women

    (6 marks)

    c) You get 1 mark for stating that etiquette is an unwritten code of good behaviour, and another mark is awarded for a suitable example like the following:

    For example: walking in cricket when you know you are out; kicking the ball out of play when a player is injured; apologising to an opponent when you win a point off a net call in tennis.

    (2 marks)

    (Marks available: 10)

  2. a) State two functions of the Sports Council.

    (2 marks)

    b) Give four reasons why PE and sport in school is important.

    (4 marks)

    c) Explain two factors that effect what physical activities are offered at school.

    (2 marks)

    d) Name two centres of excellence run by the Sports Council.

    (2 marks)

    (Marks available: 10)

    Answer

    Answer outline and marking scheme for question: 2

    a) Award yourself 2 marks for stating two of the following functions:

    (i) To encourage people of all sexes and ages to participate in sport

    (ii) To advise on the design and distribution of sports facilities

    (iii) To help sportspeople reach their potential

    (iv) To allocate financial resources to sportspeople

    (v) To provide information for and about sport

    (2 marks)

    b) You get a maximum for marks for mentioning 4 of the following:

    1. It helps you learn about your ability
    2. It helps you learn fair play
    3. It develops teamwork
    4. It helps you develop fitness
    5. Lots of people enjoy it
    6. It makes you more likely to adopt a healthy lifestyle later in life
    7. It can lead to a career in sport
    8. It helps you appreciate rules

    (4 marks)

    c) Give yourself 2 marks for mentioning any 2 of the following factors:

    1. The expertise of the staff
    2. The facilities available
    3. The traditions of the school
    4. The National Curriculum guidelines
    5. Links with local sports clubs

    (2 marks)

    d) You receive 2 marks for correctly naming any 2 of the following centres:

    1. Crystal Palace
    2. Bisham Abbey
    3. Lilleshall
    4. Holme Pierrepoint
    5. Plas-Y-Brenin
    6. The National Cycling Centre

    (2 marks)

    (Marks available: 10)

  3. a) List three reasons why there has been a growth in leisure time.

    (3 marks)

    b) There has been a growth in new popular activities. Give an example of one of these activities and give a reason why it has become popular.

    (2 marks)

    c) What was the year when the first National Curriculum for PE was introduced?

    (1 mark)

    d) List four factors, which influence a person's decision to take part is sport.

    (4 marks)

    (Marks available: 10)

    Answer

    Answer outline and marking scheme for question: 3

    a) Award yourself 3 marks for mentioning any 3 of the following reasons behind the growth in leisure time:

    1. More people are unemployed
    2. More people work part time
    3. Longer holidays
    4. More people take early retirement
    5. Shorter working week

    (3 marks)

    b) Give yourself 1 mark for mentioning any of the following activities, or other suitable answers:

    1. Rollerblading
    2. Mountain Biking
    3. Skateboarding
    4. Surfing
    5. Canoeing

    Then give yourself another mark if you stated one of the following reasons:

    • New technology means equipment is more affordable
    • It's trendy to do it
    • It's fashionable
    • It's new
    • It's popular

    (2 marks)

    c) Give yourself 1 mark for correctly saying that it was introduced in 1992.

    (1 mark)

    d) You get four marks for mentioning for of the following:

    1. What facilities are available/near
    2. What experience they had of sport in school
    3. Their attitude towards sport
    4. Friends/family participation
    5. Amount of leisure time available
    6. Their level of motivation

    (4 marks)

    (Marks available: 10)

  4. a) Name the three different providers of facilities and give one example of the facilities they provide.

    (6 marks)

    b) What is the Sportsmark award?

    (1 mark)

    c) What does the NCF stand for?

    (1 mark)

    d) List two factors that you need to become a champion in sport.

    (2 marks)

    (Marks available: 10)

    Answer

    Answer outline and marking scheme for question: 4

    a) Award yourself 1 mark for each correctly identified facility provider and another mark for each example to go with it:

    i) Local authorities (1) - for example, Council leisure centres; Playing fields; Local swimming pools.

    ii) Private enterprise (1) - for example, Private gyms (David Lloyd has one); Theme parks; Private Golf clubs.

    iii) Voluntary organisations (1) - for example, National Trust Attractions; Church halls used for aerobics, etc.

    (6 marks)

    b) Award yourself 1 mark for explaining that it is awarded to schools that offer lots of opportunities of extra-curricular sport.

    (1 mark)

    c) Give yourself 1 mark if correctly identified its full title of National Coaching Foundation.

    (1 mark)

    d) You get 2 marks for mentioning any 2 of the following list:

    (i) Ability

    (ii) Hard Work

    (iii) Top facilities

    (iv) Top coaching/sports science help

    (v) Financial help

    (2 marks)

    (Marks available: 10)