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New To Teaching Pearson GCSE PE

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This course is specifically targeted and designed for all teachers who are new to or have limited experience of taking students through the 9-1 Pearson Edexcel GCSE PE specification. Led by a highly experienced and nationally recognised speaker, David Pryce, the day will give delegates guidance, realistic practical advice and proven strategies on how to deliver an enjoyable and successful course.


  • Gain a clear overview of the whole course
  • Gain top teaching tips and realistic practical advice based on current practice
  • Take away tried and tested ideas to maximise student potential
  • Gain ideas and materials to teach successfully in all 6 theory areas
  • Gain a clear understanding of how to deliver Components 3 (Practical) and 4 (PEP)
  • Examine exemplars of good practice to improve student examination success
  • Receive prepared resources which will benefit your teaching


Overview of the specification

10.00 – 11.00am
  • Key challenges and opportunities – areas to focus your teaching around
  • Mapping out and structuring the course to engage all students
  • Coping with the breadth of theory: teaching ideas and approaches to make sure that students maintain progress and motivation
  • Understanding the assessment objectives to improve your teaching and planning
  • An overview of the practical component and PEP – what you need to know when starting
  • Making effective links between practical and theory – how this is crucial to your planning and students’ overall success


Morning Break

11.00 – 11.15am

Component 1: Fitness and body systems

11.15 – 12.45pm Meeting the challenge of Paper 1 topics:
  • Applied Anatomy & Physiology
  • Movement Analysis
  • Physical Training
  • Preparing all students for success on Paper 1 – the key questions which they struggle and methods to overcome this
  • Working through examples of the different question types, and how to meet their demands successfully in your teaching
  • Embedding an understanding of data so students can analyse information effectively


Lunch and informal discussion

12.45 – 1.30pm

Component 2: Health and Performance

1.30 – 2.45pm Planning for successful teaching in Paper 2
  • Health, fitness and well-being – delivering the key concepts
  • Sport psychology – teaching theory through practical activities
  • Teaching approaches for Socio-cultural influences
  • How assessment is carried out for Paper 2
  • Successful strategies to support students in the extended writing question


Afternoon Break

2.45 – 2.50pm

Components 3 and 4: The NEA

2.50 – 3.30pm
  • Component 3: developing and demonstrating high level practical performance
  • Using exemplar materials to ensure that you are giving students the best opportunity to succeed
  • Planning for a successful moderation day
  • Component 4: supporting students to produce a high-quality PEP
  • Making effective links between practical and theory – how this is crucial to your planning and their overall success

Final Top Tips

3.30 – 3.45pm
  • Plenary & discussion (with afternoon tea)
  • Opportunity for questions


London | Thursday 01 February 2024

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London | Thursday 01 February 2024

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.


David Pryce is an experienced examiner and moderator and has delivered a wide range of training at conferences and CPD events. With over twenty years’ experience of teaching and examining GCE and GCSE PE, he combines a range of teaching and learning strategies with real insight into the key skills needed for examination success.


  • All teachers new to teaching Pearson Edexcel GCSE PE
  • ECTs teaching Pearson Edexcel GCSE PE for the first time
  • PE teachers and other non-specialists who are teaching Pearson Edexcel GCSE PE
  • Those wishing to move to Pearson Edexcel 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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