• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month


Extracts from this document...


CONCEPTS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY EXAMINATION QUESTIONS Ja 6 Since the beginning of the 20th century, participation in outdoor and adventurous activities has increased. Figure 1 shows people skiing on a dry ski slope. Figure 1 Source: www.folkestonesports.ndo.co.uk (a) How could skiing on a dry ski slope meet the requirements of physical recreation and sport? (4 marks) Recreation- is usually done in free time. It is done by choice. It brings about good feelings and is enjoyable. Sport- Involves structured training, which is goal specific, and physically demanding. There is a pre determined set of rules in which participants must follow. Sport requires coaching. ...read more.


(3 marks) In society there is generally increasingly less discrimination and therefore more equality. Developments in technology and improved facilities (i.e.- carbon fibre blades for amputees) Disabled athletes pushing to participate in activities due to higher levels of self-esteem Inspirational role models, for example paralympians. 3 (b) How did the 19th century public schools and universities influence the development of games and their spread into wider society? (4 marks)Games- they developed more sophisticated set of rules. They developed more skills and strategies in particular sports. Development of competitions, for example inter house to inter school. Spread into society- Factories started putting together teams. ...read more.


Why were such facilities provided? Initially as a form of social control, an attempt to lower criminal activity. Attempt to increase amount of sociability amongst public, encouragement of social interaction. In modern society it provides people with employment opportunities. The baths improved hygiene of public. (4 marks) (e) During the past decade there has been an increase in membership of private fitness clubs. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this for the general population? (4 marks) Advantages- Provides better quality of facilities. Provides more opportunity to develop fitness and health. Provides employment opportunities for general population. Disadvantages- Some of the general public are unable to afford private fitness clubs. Public services could suffer as a consequence, as it drives people away. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Contemporary Studies section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Contemporary Studies essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Outdoor and Adventurous Activities - risks, percieved and actual

    5 star(s)

    One maybe the fact that in his past experiences of climbing he has not enjoyed being with another climber, or past experience has told him he doesn't need another climber. This also could be the reason for taking no oxygen; the fact that he has done many climbs without oxygen

  2. Contemporary Studies in Physical Education

    Focusing on cricket offers individuals high quality structured coaching and competitive cricket opportunities for all playing members. District cricket District cricket ensures that a range of cricket activities is structured, organised and delivered locally to offer opportunities for quality coaching and competition.

  1. Contemporary studies in physical education.

    Governing bodies need to structure leagues into regional leagues so that they are more easily managed and are more organised. Like the British Premier League, many foreign countries have adopted segmented or divisional type football leagues. Wales uses this tiered league system to organise many competitions.

  2. Good Practice in the Outdoor Industry

    � ? Charterhouse provides minibuses driven by trained drivers, and the minibuses are well maintained and fitted with seat belts. � ? The Adventurous Activities Licensing Authority has licensed the Centre to provide adventurous activities - all of the instructors are qualified to nationally recognised standards.

  1. Sport and society

    The other sport I will be talking about is Athletics. A major event is going to occur in the year 2012 for this country as London is holding the Olympics. This event is going to attract millions of people world-wide.

  2. Sport Society IVA

    of changes to transfer rules (the Bosman ruling), and the influx of money into the game from sponsors and television companies.

  1. Sports In Society

    Insurance sales also grew at a slower rate, producing 954 more insurance policies than 2004. The RYA's membership has grown over the past few year and they currently have 103,400 members. Looking at this we can see the RYA is more popular.

  2. Leadership in Sport and Physical Education

    He was able to communicate to millions. Through this ability and the ability to motivate the nation he was able to get a vast number of people joining the army and helping him to win the war. These two talents have made him rise to greatness and be seen as a great leader.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work