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AQA GCSE Physical Education Student Conference

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This conference will demonstrate how students can overcome the key exam hurdles for success in the 2022 examinations. This interactive and refreshed AQA GCSE PE programme will provide students with a motivational, informative and valuable revision day.

Specially designed by practicing senior examiners, the day will allow your students to gain greater understanding of the requirements of the examinations and how to improve their performance in them, whilst gaining motivational support and advice on AQA GCSE PE and high performance sport.


  • A fully interactive day: the AQA GCSE PE specification brought to life, motivational sessions, ways to remember topics, exam focus areas and activities
  • Bring the specification to life and show how to improve final grades
  • Expert guidance from examiners on improving performance in the multiple choice, short answer and extended questions
  • Take away a comprehensive set of notes which give excellent revision advice and demonstrate the levels required for success
  • Teachers will receive the full conference presentations and follow-on materials after the conference as electronic resources


Welcome and Introduction

10.00 – 10.30am
  • Setting the scene for the day: Video montage of sporting clips and achievements

Mastering the content of Paper 1

10.30 – 11.15am
  • ‘Having a plan’: expert advice from our examiners on how to ensure exam success including time suggestions and exam technique
  • Common/likely exam mistakes and how to avoid them, to ensure students stand out
  • EXAMINER TIPS: How to best prepare for and maximise success in extended questions (6 and 9 mark questions), using examples
  • Applied anatomy and physiology brought to life: using these well in exams
  • Movement analysis – including planes and axes and levers

Morning break – submit your questions to win a prize

11.15 – 11.30am

Paper 1 continued

11.30 – 12.00pm
  • Physical training: key issues to be aware of for the exams
  • Examiner guidance on how to produce answers that allow students to demonstrate knowledge and understanding and score well
  • Ask the examiners: interactive student 6 and 9 mark question exam help session

Introduction to Paper 2

12.00 – 12.40pm
  • Our examiners explore strengths and weaknesses in Paper 2 responses from the previous year, to boost student chances in the exams
  • EXAMINER TIPS: How to best prepare and maximise your success in extended questions (6 and 9 mark)
  • Sports psychology – how to approach this topic area with confidence


12.40 – 1.20pm

Question Box

1.20 – 1.30pm
  • More time to hear about (and see!) key successes. A chance to ask direct questions to all speakers with a prize awarded for the best question.

Paper 2 continued

1.30 – 2.40pm
  • Socio-cultural influences brought to life
  • Planning for extended questions – how to ensure success
  • Health, fitness and well-being – how to make sure answers are what are the examiners are looking for
  • Use of data: high quality advice and guidance in scoring well in these questions


2.40 – 2.45pm

Final Top Tips

2.45 – 3.00pm
  • KEY POINTS from each of the presenters: how to improve your final grade


The Rock Tower, 49 Tufnell Park Rd, London, N7 0PS | Wednesday 15 March 2023

Please select your preferred date

This conference, 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 senior examiner, principal moderator and coursework advisor for A Level PE for a major awarding body. He is also an education consultant, experienced teacher and training provider.

Jackie Brookes is an experienced teacher of 16 years, with 5 years working as an AST and as a lead practitioner focusing on whole school teaching and learning.


  • A Specially prepared notes, practical advice and guidance by the course leader
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance

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