PDHPE at a glance
The best tool for revision is the syllabus document. The syllabus provides the guidelines for expected student learning. Knowing the syllabus structure and content in detail is key to success in exams. Time should be spent during the year on becoming familiar with the syllabus as much as knowing the content. The 'learn to' column of the syllabus shows the specific skills that students should develop, and the applications and learning experiences that should be covered. This gives an indication of what students should be able to do with the content in the syllabus.
Students should cover four syllabus modules :
Each module of the PDHPE syllabus is divided into a number of critical questions, broken into dot points. These critical questions provide a solid framework for dividing work into topics for revision. The dot points may be used for dividing the topics into manageable individual study sessions.
Techniques for revision
The importance of feedback
Some students may develop study groups where members play a key role in providing feedback to others. Feedback should be aligned with the marking criteria. Students can assess the work of others and suggest strengths of the response and specific areas for improvement.
More information on what constitutes a good answer and how to use marking criteria is available in the Core 1, Core 2 and Options sections of this website.