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New to Teaching AQA GCSE PE

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This course is specifically targeted and designed for all teachers starting to teach GCSE Physical Education for the first time and is applicable to AQA. The day will give delegates tips, realistic practical advice and guidance, and practical strategies and approaches on how to deliver the course with minimum stress whilst maintaining maximum student achievement.


  • Identify the key components of GCSE PE
  • Explore practical ideas for delivering a GCSE course
  • Gain a good understanding of the relationship between the practical demands and the written paper
  • Gain confidence in planning and teaching outstanding lessons for students of all abilities
  • Take away immediately useful materials, including lesson ideas and teaching resources


The specification in depth

10.00 – 11.00am
  • The 4 GCSE PE assessment objectives and how they are met Planning a two or three year course that supports students of all abilities
  • Ensuring progression from Key Stage 3, focussing on both written and practical work
  • Starting to develop a teaching philosophy that prepares students for the assessment objectives


Discussion: coffee Break

11.00 – 11.15am

Teaching Paper 1: The Human Body and Movement

11.15 – 12.00pm
  • Understanding and meeting the demands of a written paper
  • How to include technical terminology and knowledge throughout your teaching
  • Exploring textbooks and resources: practical ways into supporting attainment in the written paper
  • Ideas and resources for particularly problematic areas including movement analysis, planes and axes and lever systems
  • Maintaining a focus on the assessment objectives within your teaching

Teaching Paper 2: Socio-Cultural Influences and Well-being/h3> 12.00 – 1.00pm

  • How to differentiate work in response to ability and chosen specialisms
  • The importance of providing feedback and how to boost attainment in specific topical areas
  • Focusing on delivery in sports psychology and socio-cultural aspects
  • Assessing your candidates: using the mark scheme and ensuring that your Specific lesson ideas and ways to engage those who are not as motivated


Lunch and informal discussion

1.00 – 2.00pm

NEA – preparation, delivery and moderation

2.00 – 3.00pm
  • The demands of this practical unit: what’s being assessed, and how
  • Selecting appropriate practical options and how to deliver these options within a two or three year course
  • The specifics: how to present practical evidence to meet the assessment criteria
  • Running a moderation day: learning from others mistakes, with top tips to ensure a smooth running and purposeful day

Part 3 – analysis and evaluation

3.00 – 3.30pm
  • What part 3 involves and how to structure delivery
  • Using the assessment grids to inform your teaching
  • JCQ rules on delivery and feedback during preparation of this work
  • Questions and evaluation


London | Friday 09 February 20024

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London | Friday 09 February 20024

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 National average. She specialises in active teaching and learning approaches. Jackie has taught all aspects of A Level and BTEC and specialises in physiology whereby these engaging ideas allow students to grasp difficult concepts. She is fully involved in the examination process at GCSE, BTEC and A Level with both AQA and Pearson and has been an integral part of virtual resource building for the developing PE resource


  • All teachers new to teaching GCSE PE
  • NQTs teaching GCSE PE for the first time
  • PE teachers and other non-specialists who are teaching GCSE PE
  • Heads of PE
  • Those wishing to move to AQA to deliver GCSE


  • 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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