This updated and revised course for 2023-2024 will demonstrate how to guide your best students to achieve Grades 7 – 9 in future Pearson GCSE PE examinations. Led by our highly respected presenter, David Pryce, the course will demonstrate teaching and learning ideas for all components which will stretch and challenge able students and develop their higher skills. Using the most recent feedback, the course will explore what is expected of high ability students and outline ways to build your teaching practice around this.
Particular emphasis will be on stretching your most able students to produce high quality responses in both written examinations, to maximise their ability to score highly in practical assessment, and to write an analytical and evaluate PEP.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
Focused on identifying the demands of Grades 7 – 9 to help teachers prepare students effectively
Gain examples of good practice for writing high quality responses
Look in detail at the different demands of questions across all papers
Understand how to translate the grading criteria into top practical marks
Support students to write high quality PEPs
Sample answers at Grades 7 – 9 will be discussed
Focus on the demands of the GCSE specification
10.00 – 11.00am
Examine the assessment demands of all components including the use of assessment objectives as a framework for assessment
Embed successful teaching and learning strategies to build strong foundations for the GCSE course delivery.
Explore the Examiner’s Reports from previous exam sessions – what students need to do to ensure that they achieve the highest grades
Responding effectively to specification changes
Morning Break and discussions
10.00 – 11.15am
Grades 7-9: what do they involve?
11.15 – 11.30am
Key behaviours of Grade 7-9 students: what marks out a top GCSE PE student?
What the highest achieving students can do
What does a grade 7-9 student do differently to other students?
Identifying the potential areas of concern which limit ‘outstanding results’
Component 1: key challenges for Grades 7 – 9 students
11.30 – 12.15pm
Preparing your most able students for challenging topics of Paper 1
Highlighting those areas where marks are often lost, and why.
Question types and how to hit those extra marks
Maximising marks on the short answer questions -: how very good students can miss out
Teaching approaches – using practical sporting examples to support understanding of how Cardio-respiratory/Musculo-skeletal systems work together
Teaching methods to develop student ability to write strong responses to energy systems and movement analysis questions. Use of examples
Data questions – practical strategies to support students in answering data questions
Achieving Top Marks in the Component 1 Extended Answers
12.15 – 12.45pm
Achieving top marks in the extended answers – what students need to do, and ways to embed this into your teaching of the GCSE.
Exploring and analysing sample student responses meet grades 7 -9.
12.45 – 1.30pm
Achieving top results in Component 2
1.30 – 2.30pm
Component 2 Assessment Objectives clarification
How scenarios work when teaching health benefits and lifestyle choices
Questions and question types and supporting your most able students
Target setting and SMART goals – preparing for differentiated questions
Mastering practice structures and guidance for higher mark questions
Analysing Grade 7-9 responses for Component 2 extended questions
2.30 – 2.40pm
The NEA (Components 3 and 4): stretching and challenging able students
2.40 – 3.40pm
How to achieve the highest grades for NEA practical
Review examples of NEA at Grades 7 – 9, what top level students achieve
Characteristics of the most successful candidates in the NEA
A closer look at coursework, the pitfalls and the best practice examples
Share and target all aspects of the marking criteria for successful moderation outcomes
The key role of Initial planning to help students write analytical and evaluative PEPs to reach the highest mark bands
Making full use of the new PEP guidance materials
Plenary and Depart
Final questions and ideas for supporting the most able students in GSCE PE
London | Friday 08 December 2023
London | Monday 04 March 2024
David Pryce is an experienced examiner and moderator and has delivered a wide range of training at conferences and CPD events. With over twenty years’ experience of teaching and examining GCE and GCSE PE, he combines a range of teaching and learning strategies with real insight into the key skills needed for examination success.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Heads of Department
Teachers of Pearson GCSE PE
THIS COURSE INCLUDES
A specially prepared folder of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course