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AQA A-Level PE: Achieving Outstanding Results in Paper 2

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This excellent new course is designed for AQA A-Level PE teachers aiming to enhance their expertise in preparing students for success in Paper 2: Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport. The course will delve into key strategies for understanding the exam structure, tackling various question types effectively, providing an intense, advanced, focus on deconstructing questions from paper 2 and deciphering example responses.

There will also be a focus on pedagogy for paper 2, but most importantly on preparing students for the exam. This course will provide a focus on raising a grade B to a grade A/A* and how to do this with specific topics from paper 2. The course will include a section on exam tactics and techniques, with what examiners need to see and how to get your students to do this.


  • Gain a deep understanding of how to deliver topics from paper 2 with a focus and purpose to improve attainment
  • Increase the number of students with potential for the highest grades in this paper
  • Explore many topics from paper 2 with suggestions on how to maintain focus on the end attainment
  • Develop a teaching philosophy that is informed, targeted and effective, with proven strategies for teaching challenging content
  • Enhance your ability to guide students in effective exam preparation
  • Gain resources that you can take away for immediate use in the classroom


Examining the Components of Paper 2 and Embedding Effective Pedagogy

10.00 – 11.00am
  • Examining the specific requirements of paper 2 – analysing the assessment objectives and their implications
  • Understanding the weighting and different sections in the exam
  • Identifying the key challenges in this paper and the key skills required for success
  • Reviewing the most recent exam – learning from previous mistakes
  • Developing smart and effective pedagogy that maximises attainment


11.00 – 11.20am

Section A: Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics

11.20 – 12.00pm
  • Developing engaging teaching strategies for complex concepts in Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics
  • Identifying, addressing and creating specific lesson ideas for challenging content
  • How Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics is likely to be examined – the question types
  • Past questions to inform your teaching

Section B: Sport Psychology

12.00 – 12.40pm
  • Tackling the problematic areas in Sport Psychology
  • Building student confidence in dealing with difficult topics
  • How Sport Psychology is likely to be examined
  • Past questions to inform your teaching


12.40 – 1.40pm

Section C: Sport and Society and Technology in Sport

1.40 – 2.20pm
  • Lesson ideas for Sport and Society and Technology in Sport – integrating real-life examples and case studies for better comprehension
  • Developing teaching strategies for complex concepts
  • How Sport and Society and Technology in Sport is likely to be examined
  • Past questions to inform your teaching

Ensuring Success in Extended Writing Questions

2.20 – 3.00pm
  • A look at sample responses and why they have been marked, how they have been marked
  • Developing an approach to marking that enables progression of all students
  • Marking task: a short, interactive session which involves marking sample responses
  • Good habits when marking extended writing questions


3.00 – 3.10pm

Effective Exam Preparation Strategies

3.10 – 3.40pm
  • Developing comprehensive revision plans for students
  • Implementing formative assessment strategies throughout the course
  • Exploring resources and tools for effective exam preparation
  • Addressing common pitfalls and challenges in the lead-up to the exam



London | Friday 08 March 2024

This course, tailored to suit, can be delivered in your school. Discuss this further with our CPD team on 01625 532974 or click below to make an enquiry.


Jackie Brookes is an experienced teacher of 16 years, with 5 years working as an AST and as a lead practitioner focussing on whole school teaching and learning. Her results at all levels are consistently above the national average. She has taught all aspects of A-Level and BTEC and specialises in active teaching and learning approaches and in physiology in which these engaging ideas allow students to grasp difficult concepts.


  • Experienced AQA A-Level PE teachers
  • Teachers new to AQA A-Level PE
  • Heads of PE


  • A specially prepared folder of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance

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