Analyse questions require you to go beyond mere explanation as you break something down into important parts and state these first before giving reasons why this could be important or what this could mean. You may be asked to analyse one of the following three things:
- A method or an approach.
- Factor(s) and their impact on performance
- Factor (s) and their impact on a PDP
- Factor (s) and their impact on each other during a performance
- Results that may be obtained during data collection or re-testing.
- A scenario provided in section 2 of the exam.
Analyse Question Structure
We are going to answer using a 3 step process:
- Identify (break it down into small parts) ‘It is important that…’
- Implication – (What does this mean?) This means…
- Impact – (What impact may this have on data/performance/ method or approach?)This leads to…
- Plan your answer carefully and think of the minute details.
- You should aim for 1 mark per 3 sentences.
- Ensure you follow the 3 step process and use this means and this leads to.
- Analyse the impact the _______ factor had on performance (3)
- Analyse the impact ______ factors have on the personal development process (2)
- Analyse the impact MESP factors can have on each other (4)
- Analyse the suitability of this method of gathering data (3)
- Analyse one method which could be used to monitor progress in the _________ factor. (4).
- Analyse the suitability of this approach to develop the _____ factor (3)
1) Analyse one method which could be used to monitor progress in the Emotional factor. (4).
A Training Diary is a method performers could use to monitor their progress in the Emotional factor.
It is important that you complete the Training Diary immediately after each session. This means you will be able to remember everything that happened in the session as it is fresh in your memory and this can lead to you writing down valid information that will enable you to set the correct Emotional next steps in future sessions.
It is also important that you take the Training Diary to training with you. This means if you forget what you are doing during the session, you can check the diary to ensure you are carrying out the correct Emotional approach for the correct length of time which can lead to you continuing to work at the appropriate level for you.
Another important thing about doing the Training Diary is that you get a coach to check over your entries to ensure they are correct. This is because you may not be experienced or knowledgeable enough to write the correct thing, meaning a coach has more knowledgeable input of what they saw you do during training. This leads to you noting down more accurate Emotional strengths, developments and weaknesses from the session.
Finally, it is important that you make comparisons between sessions in your Training Diary. This is because you can identify patterns and signs of Emotional progress which can lead to you getting boosts in confidence and motivation to keep giving 100% in future sessions.
Question – Analyse how suitable this method was for collecting data on Social factors (4)
A PPW is a method performers can use to collect data on social factors
It is important when completing a PPW that you complete it on your own away from others.
This means I can complete it honestly and not be influenced by the presence of my teammates.
This leads to me gathering reliable data which is an accurate reflection of my social strengths and weaknesses.
It is important that you get your PPW checked by a coach.
This means I can have an individual who I work closely with and who knows me well check to see if they agree with my answers.
This leads to me gathering accurate and valid data on social factors.
It is important that you keep your PPW somewhere safe.
This means I can keep my initial PPW as a baseline to compare back to throughout my programme.
This leads to me being able to re-complete the PPW and compare them to check for progress during my PDP.
It is important when completing a PPW that you complete it straight after a performance. This means I can complete it based on a recent performance whilst it is fresh in my mind.
This leads to me gathering accurate data which is based on my last performance.