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AQA A-Level PE: Reviewing the 2023 Exams and Looking Forward to 2024

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This new course for all teachers of AQA A Level PE will explore how you can turn the lessons to be learnt from the 2023 series into an opportunity for positive change moving forward. This interactive course will support and challenge teachers in equal measures. You will leave with a through overview of the main lessons to be learnt from the 2023 examinations and a wide range of ideas, methods and approaches to prepare students to maximise their potential in 2024. Particular emphasis will be made on the demands that were not met as well as they could have been and the implications this has for A Level teaching and learning.


  • Understand the main lessons to be learnt from the 2023 examinations
  • Gain an informed overview of key areas of concern
  • Learn new and innovative ways to deliver areas that target the areas of concern
  • Experience and try out novel pedagogy
  • Produce a strategic approach to maximise student success in 2024


Key messages in headline form

10.00 – 10.45am
  • Key messages to be learned from the examinations
  • Matching messages to actual examination questions and student responses
  • Discussing the reasons that can be attributed to problematic areas
  • Reflecting on what may have been delivered more effectively

Starting to appreciate key message 1

10.45 – 11.30am
  • The main factor that affected examination success in papers 1 and 2
  • Deep-diving the problem questions from papers 1 and 2
  • Reflecting on extended questions and why the 8 and 15 mark answers were troublesome
  • Starting to make a plan of action- what should we do? How should we do it?


Morning Break

11.30 – 11.50am

A focus on extended questions

11.50 – 12.30pm
  • How students answered compared to what the exam board want
  • Strategies to decipher and meet the demands of the question
  • Managing synopticity
  • AO3 clinic- ways to fix the AO3 success rate in your school



12.30 – 1.30pm

Short answer headaches

1.30 – 2.15pm
  • Dealing with data in the manner that A Level PE expects
  • Working with new and innovative methods to prepare students for data demands
  • Deciphering where marks were lost in 3-5 mark questions
  • Working on strategies to minimise the silly mistakes


Afternoon Break

2.15 – 2.30pm

Moving forward and maximising success in 2024

2.30 – 3.40pm
  • Summary of what we have learnt
  • Producing a plan of action to maximise student success in 2024
  • Specific lessons to be learnt and how to prevent them from happening again
  • Ensuring whole department success- managing staff and developing a progressive teaching culture that organically learns and improves


London | Thursday 12 October 2023

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London | Thursday 12 October 2023

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.


Ross Howitt is Principal Moderator and Coursework Advisor for a major exam board. He has managed a strong team of teachers in one of the country’s largest and most successful providers of A Level Physical Education and brings a wealth of experience to this course. Ross has a strong reputation for delivering focused and informative INSET courses and is a regular provider of articles and information to a number of educational periodicals. He provides educational consultancy in schools/ colleges around the country.


  • Teachers of AQA A Level PE
  • Heads of department/ academic lead
  • Prospective or new teachers of AQA A Level 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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