GCSE Socio-cultural Influences

Covering sociological aspects of sport including finance, organisation, governing bodies, participation, women in sport, professionalism and the media.

The aim of this lesson is to learn how amateur and professional sports are funded (Equivalent to UK GCSE Physical Education)

Drugs come in a number of forms. They can be medical, recreational or performance enhancing. Many of these are prohibited in sporting competitions, if they are though to have a positive effect on performance.

The aim of this lesson is to learn about the job of a governing body and which ones do what within the UK (Equivalent to UK GCSE Physical Education)

The aim of this lesson is to find out how local sports clubs are organised and what types of competitions are most commonly used (Equivalent to UK GCSE Physical Education)

The aim of this lesson is to find out what etiquette is, how these unwritten rules apply to sport and how spectators affect sport (Equivalent to UK GCSE Physical Education)

The aim of this lesson is to find out why women's sport is still not as popular as men's (Equivalent to UK GCSE Physical Education)

The fact that women rarely compete against men, children are not often involved in adult competitions and there are sometimes separate veteran events show that both a competitors age and their gender affects their sporting performance.

The aim of this lesson is to learn about our leisure time and what we choose to do in this time (Equivalent to UK GCSE Physical Education)

>The aim of this lesson is to learn about our leisure time and what we choose to do in this time (Equivalent to UK GCSE Physical Education)

The aim of this lesson is to learn what sponsorship is and how it can be good for both sport and sponsors, but also what the down sides are (Equivalent to UK GCSE Physical Education)

The aim of this lesson is to find out how the media affects sport itself, as well as teams and individuals (Equivalent to UK GCSE Physical Education)

The aim of this lesson is to learn the differences between professional and amateur sports people (Equivalent to UK GCSE Physical Education)

The aim of this lesson is to learn about international sporting competitions, their advantages and disadvantages and the attitudes of different countries (Equivalent to UK GCSE Physical Education)

The aim of this lesson is to learn the history of the Olympic games and what it means to be a host city (Equivalent to UK GCSE Physical Education)

Some sports need really good (and often expensive) facilities (such as ice skating and swimming). Others don't really need any facilities (such as cross country running), although having some facilities can make these sports easier, such as changing rooms and showers etc.

This section looks at the role of spectators in sport and what happens when it all goes wrong!