AQA GCSE PE: Achieving Success in the NEA

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In this course, you will maximise success with effective strategies for the non-exam assessment, worth 40% of the overall GCSE. Delegates will also improve their ability to submit accurate assessments when compared to the exemplar material.


  • Get to grips with the GCSE specification requirements of the NEA component
  • Organising and timing the assessment of the practical activities
  • Preparing students for the NEA with suggested strategies for delivery and assessment
  • Administrative guidelines for the submission of NEA assessments
  • Engage with a full range of example assessments
  • Learning from examples of good and bad practice


Overview, Principles and Aims of the Non-Examined Assessments

10.00 – 10.45am
  • Analyse the content and structure of the assessments
  • How to teach the NEA skills to ensure student progress and the opportunity to do themselves justice
  • The process of student selection of activities and organising your scheme of assessment
  • Data collection, analysis and submission of marks


Morning Break

10.45 – 11.00am

Success with the NEA assessments- Practical

11.00 – 12.30pm
  • In-depth coverage of the moderation and activity requirements: ensuring students are working to the correct level before the NEA
  • Practical performance – how to demonstrate skills in progressive drills and full context
  • Engaging with example material to standardise your internal marking
  • Working in groups to compare standards, with an examination of how to use this information in departments and with students



12.30 – 1.30pm

Success in the NEA – Analysing and Evaluation (task)

1.30 – 2.30pm
  • Explore the grading criteria for students’ responses – what differentiates work across the grades
  • Explore best practice for preparing students for top marks in the Analysis and Evaluating task whilst following JCQ regulations.
  • Learning from last year’s best marked work
  • Sharing best practise between centres
  • Chance to mark and compare across different structures used by centre


Afternoon Break

2.30 – 2.45pm

Moderating / Preparing for Live Moderation

2.45 – 3.45pm
  • Administrative guidelines
  • Take part in a peer-led standardisation exercise using the assessment criteria
  • Sharing ideas on organising an effective live moderation


London | Friday 17 November 2023

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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. She is fully involved in the examination and moderation process at GCSE, BTEC and A Level with both AQA and Pearson. She is proud of her work within schools nationally to support teachers and students with the demands of the AQA GCSE and A Level qualification.


  • Current teachers of AQA GCSE PE
  • Prospective teachers of AQA GCSE PE
  • Teachers moving over to AQA GCSE 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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