As a lot of sport within Physical Education is guided discover and trial and error, particularly in competitive situations, students learn to develop their ability to reflect on their own performance and develop improved responses concerning the execution of skills and application of strategies and tactics. Students are stretched through questioning to judge the application of performance and give reasons for performance outcomes.
Students are continuously challenged in Physical Education to develop the technical and tactical knowledge required to improve performance. This is done through listening to teaching points, whilst observing demonstrations and crucially exploring through practical application. Lessons are developed from skills in isolation to competitive conditioned situations to the full competitive context to allow students to retrieve their developed knowledge and respond with improved accuracy.
A variety of skills are essential in Physical Education and these are developed through all lessons and extra-curricular opportunities. Students must demonstrate organization skills when bringing kit to lessons and for extra-curricular clubs and fixtures. They are given a wealth of opportunity to use a variety of communication methods such as non-verbal when signaling or moving into space in invasion games, verbal through communicating with team mates as well as umpires and referees. Though embedded feedback opportunities, students are encouraged to discuss and verbalise their learning, as well as problem solving to enhance future performance.