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What are the 5 command words in order of simple to complex

-identify
-describe
-explain
-analyse
-evaluate

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What does an identify question ask

TO NAME SOMETHING
-there is no need to write full sentences
-just state name required
-worth one mark

3

Example: identify question

Identify a method used to record your progress in the mental factor (1)

Answer: TRAINING DIARY

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What does a describe question ask

PROVIDE SIMPLE DETAILS ABOUT AN ASPECT OF THE COURSE
-make short sharp statements
-use who, what, where, when and how
-should be described in chronological order
-should be clear to someone with no knowledge of the course to be able to set it up and carry it out successfully
-DONT use why
-DONT provide reasoning or give judgements
-aim to pick up 1 mark per sentence

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Example: describe question

Describe an approach used to develop emotional performance (2)

Answer:
I used positive self talk in the changing room immediately before my school tennis final. I said short sharp phrases such as “I can win this” to myself over and over again.

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What does an explain question ask

GIVE REASONS AND STATE THE EFFECT THIS HAS
-show cause and effect
-trying for 1 mark every 2 sentences
-use linking terms such as “this means” and “this leads to”

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Example: explain questions

Explain why a performer may use quantitative data to collect information on physical factors (1)

Answer:
A performer may use quantitative data because it gives them factual information about their agility levels. This means that they can trust the accuracy of their results and use this information to help them set realistic targets.

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What do analyse questions look for

THE PROCESS OF DOING OR COMPLETING SOMETHING
-identification: identify what certain part the question is asking about
-implication: what is the consequence of this?
-impact:what is the full effect of the implication?

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Example: analyse question

Analyse how physical factors can impact on any other factor of your choice (1)

Answer:
Low levels of CRE can lead to a loss of motivation in the last set of a long tennis match. (Identification)
This means that as the performer begins to tire an their legs begin to hurt, they lose the desire to keep pushing through the pain barrier to reach shots. (implication)
This can then lead to the performer not chasing down shots into the corner and losing easy points in rallies. (Impact)

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What do evaluate questions refer to

THE END OF THE PROCESS AND REQURE YOU TO LOOK BACK ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SOMETHING
-make a judgement (effective or ineffective)
-support with evidence of judgement
-write in past tense
-value: how effective was something?
-reinforce: “this was good because” and “this increased because”
-impact: how was something good or poor? And, is there a set of scores to support this?
-one mark every 2 sentences

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Example: evaluation question

Evaluate how effective your emotional development plan was (1)

Answer:
My emotional development plan was very good as it contained a variety of different approaches. This was good because it meant I never got bored doing the same thing. (Judgement)
This meant my motivation stayed high in every session and my ability to control my anger improved by giving my all in each approach. (Evidence to support judgement)