- Jun 2, 2003
Remember the most important part of PE is knowing your syllabus. If you know that then ur halfway there. It can help to draw a mindmap for each topic, or write the main headings from the syllabus (e.g. physiological adaptations in response to aerobic training) and try to write out the dot points that go with this heading without looking (e.g. Oxygen uptake, resting heart rate, stroke volume/cardiac output, lung capacity, haemoglobin levels, blood pressure). Knowing your syllabus well is really important to do well. For example, last year (i think it was last year, maybe the year before...) there was a question asking for a discussion of the role of supplementation for athletes. The marking centre noted that most candidates talked about vitamins and minerals but did not mention carbohydrate loading, so they were unable to score well. If you know your syllabus you can remember that under the heading 'supplementation' it mentions vitamins, minerals, and carbohydrate loading.