Physical Education Standard Grade. Past Paper 2005 General Evaluation. EVALUATING Describing performance: There are many different words you can use to describe a performance . Consider these ones:
Past Paper 2005
For your exam, you'll need to know how to use the words above to describe a single skill.
Serve for badminton, dive for swimming, vault for gymnastics.
Using the words we learned earlier, you could describe a basketball performance like this:
The performer held the ball in two hands at waist height in front of her body. She bent her knees and lifted her head to see the basket. She then brought the ball up to her forehead before driving up with her legs and pushing the ball away with her right arm. She finished on her tiptoes with both arms straight out towards the basket.
A series of skills are actions combined to create a fuller performance.
For example, a free kick in football, a sequence in dance, a rally in tennis.
Again, using the words we learned earlier, you could describe a hockey performance like this:
First, a diagonal pass was made to the top of the circle. The next player made a low down stop with his stick before making a short, square pass to a teammate on his left. As he did this a decoy player made a run straight toward goal. The final player controlled the ball, carried it forward and lifted it high into the left corner of the net.
You suggest ways to improve performance, whether single skills or a series of skills, by making judgements about the appropriateness and effectiveness of what you've observed.
To do this you have to use your knowledge to make clear decisions about the good and bad points of the performance and make clear decisions on what improvements are required
But what if you have no knowledge of the activity?
Your evaluation exam will usually let you see a good performance and a poor performance. In this case, the best way of suggesting improvements is by comparing the two performances.
You may want to use your knowledge of a similar activity to make judgements about performance. In this case, you could use your knowledge of badminton to help you judge a tennis performance.
Action shows girls practising a netball training drill. Describe in the correct order the actions of the highlighted player (C, in the dark shirt) after she receives the first pass.
Watch another piece of netball action.
Watch the highlighted player (GA, in the white shirt).
Describe two actions she does well.
(ii) Suggest one improvement she could make to her performance. (2marks)
Action takes place on a tennis court.
Watch the highlighted player.
Complete the blanks in the grid below.
1 mark for each correct response
Now watch a similar piece of tennis action.
Describe one thing done well by the highlighted player. (2marks)
Suggest two improvements the highlighted player could make to his performance.
(Total of 6 marks)
Action shows a girl performing a rhythmic gymnastics sequence. Place the numbers 1,2,3,4 and 5 next to the movements of the girl in the order they take place.
Number 4 has been completed for you. (4marks).
Watch the girl performing a similar rhythmic gymnastics sequence.
Suggest three improvements she could make to Performance 2.
Action shows a girl performing the high jump.
Describe three actions she performs.
Action 1: __________________________________(2marks)
Action 2: ___________________________________(2marks)
Action 3: ___________________________________(2marks)
Watch a boy practising his high jump technique.
For the following parts of his performance, suggest one improvement the boy could make to his high jump technique.
Clearing the bar________________________________(2marks)
Action shows girls practising their football skills. Watch the highlighted player. Describe three actions she performs.
HOMEWORK for next Tuesday (25th January)
For the following 5 activities put 3 words that could be used to describe them:
For example: Tennis – smash, underarm, net shot.