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AS Skill and Ability

AQA AS PE skill and ability

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Using examples, explain the difference between cognitive and psychomotor skills. Cognitive skills – thinking skills eg devising tactics/developing a routine or sequence/deciding on a movement Psychomotor skills – analysing the situation and completing the skill eg defender sees an attacker in space and then moves to cover them
Skills can be classified on continua as: • open – closed • self-paced – externally paced • discrete – serial – continuous. 4 (b) (i) Classify the skill of taking a penalty in football using these three continua (1 mark) Closed – self-paced – discrete
Using examples of passing from a team game, explain the DIFFERENCES between motor ability and perceptual ability. [3 marks] Motor ability – movements/actions Eg Leg/arm/body actions/muscle contractions; Perceptual ability – receiving/ and deciding on information from senses, Eg seeing where team mates/opposition are positioned (3marks)
Suggest three other characteristics of skill. Consistency Coordinated Aesthetically pleasing
Classify the swimming start using these three continua.‘open – closed’, ‘self paced – externally paced’ and ‘discrete – serial – continuous’. Justify how two of these continua may change during the race. Closed, Externally-paced, Discrete; Becomes open – affected by environment Becomes self-paced – speed determined adjusted by performer; Becomes continuous – repeated actions
Using examples, explain why different skills in a team game could be classified as open skills and closed skills. Open skill – involves changing environment and need to make decisions eg open play situation/passing Closed skill – involves same environment when few decisions about how to perform skill eg dead ball situation/set piece
Briefly explain the terms ‘ability’ and ‘skill’. innate/born with/genetic/ inherited; is learned.
Classify the triple jump according to the following continua, justifying each of your choices: • open to closed • self-paced to externally paced • discrete to continuous (3 marks) Closed – unchanging environment Self-paced – performer decides when to start and how fast to perform/ can be externally-paced – limited time to perform; Discrete – distinct beginning and end
Created by: Tina Dean