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AQA GCSE PE: Reviewing the 2023 Exams and Looking Forward to 2024

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This new course will explore key take aways from the 2023 AQA GCSE PE exams and go far beyond reviewing examiners’ feedback. Join AQA GCSE PE expert Jackie Brookes as she carries out a focused and in-depth look at the exam papers to analyse areas of challenge as well as successes. There will be opportunities to discuss the common mistakes made and ways to improve teaching methods to further support and challenge your students to achieve their best and raise grades in 2024 and beyond.


  • Understand the key performance indicators in the 2023 exam series
  • Tackle the challenges faced by students with exam technique
  • Embed appreciation of exam performance into effective teaching and learning
  • Maximise student performance in the written coursework
  • Discover strategies to improve outcomes in the 2024 exams


An Overview of Exam Performance in 2023

10.00 – 10.20am
  • How did papers 1 & 2 compare to previous years?
  • Going beyond the examiner report: common themes of strength and areas of weakness
  • AO coverage and performance
  • Discover strategies to improve outcomes in the 2024 exam

A Focus on Paper 1

10.20 – 11.00am
  • Question level analysis
  • The challenging questions – where and why students struggled
  • Deep dive on the 6- and 9- marker performance
  • Marking exercise – model responses to emphasise effective exam technique


Morning Break

11.00 – 11.20am

Paper 2 Focus

11.20 – 12.20pm
  • Question level analysis
  • Analysing the challenging questions
  • How can students demonstrate understanding? – model responses to emphasise effective exam technique
  • Exploring the demands of 6- and 9-mark questions – how should students approach them?



12.30 – 1.30pm

NEA Feedback 2023

1.30 – 2.30pm
  • What went well in the practical assessment?
  • Analysis and key learning from the Lead moderator report
  • Support learners through the moderation process
  • Key learning with the written coursework
  • Model examples of well written analysis and evaluation
  • Tackling the biggest mistakes made by centres?


Afternoon Break

2.30 – 2.45pm

Forward Planning for Exam Success in 2024

2.45 – 3.30pm
  • Embedding AOs in the lesson delivery
  • Skill based teaching
  • An effective coursework delivery model
  • Developing exam technique to boost attainment
  • Exciting ways to engage mixed ability students


London | Friday 13 October 2023

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London | Friday 13 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.


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.


  • Teachers of AQA GCSE PE
  • Heads of Physical Education


  • 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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