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Outstanding AQA GCSE PE Teaching: How to get across the toughest topics

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This brand-new course will explore the more difficult to teach topics in AQA GCSE PE and is designed for all teachers who wish to ensure their students maximise their potential. By providing a range of fresh and innovative teaching approaches to help students achieve a greater depth of understanding in these areas, the course aims to help teachers foster outstanding teaching, learning and achievement and raise the overall attainment of their classes. Emphasis is placed on the content students (and occasionally teachers) often struggle with, the tough topics and strategies and approaches needed to teach them more successfully, how to wrestle with the challenges of the synoptic nature of the course and skills students need for successful exam performance. Although aimed at teachers delivering AQA GCSE PE this course will benefit those following other major exam boards.


  • Receive informed lesson ideas and resources to make delivery easier and more effective
  • Focus on key errors and mistakes that are commonly made
  • Learn from previous marks schemes/ average scores attained and how issues can be addressed
  • Network with fellow professionals
  • Clarify any misconceptions in depth and theoretical application
  • Focus on an area you teach and learn how to make ‘synoptic links’ to other areas for 9 mark questions


3.1.2 Movement analysis

10.00 – 11.00am
  • What is needed to be known and in how much depth
  • Why some of the teaching areas prove to be more problematic than others- e.g. levers, mechanical advantage and planes and axes
  • How application, analysis and evaluation should be planned for
  • Linking theory to demands of a 6 or 9 mark question



11.00 – 11.15am

3.1.3. Physical training

11.15 – 12.15pm
  • It may surprise you but many, many marks are lost in this area!
  • Fantastic teaching that actually prepares for all examination eventualities
  • What a great lesson looks like
  • An opportunity to ask the presenter

3.1.4 Use of data

12.15 – 1.15pm
  • Information about appropriate depth of data use
  • How to deliver areas / topics using data as a source
  • Major pitfalls that can occur in exams and how to avoid them
  • Sourcing and using data at an appropriate GCSE PE level



1.15 – 2.15pm

3.2.1 Sports Psychology

2.15 – 3.15pm
  • Specific reference to classifications, goal setting and motivation
  • Ways to remember key words and concepts
  • How deep to teach and how to apply the theory
  • An easy way to help students apply appropriate targets (AO2)

Exam Tactics and Techniques

3.15 – 3.40pm
  • How to bring all the content together to prepare for the exam
  • How to embed exam technique for students at different levels
  • How to prevent key mistakes from being made
  • Revision strategies ….that work!





London | Wednesday 20 March 2024

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London | Wednesday 20 March 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.


Ross Howitt is Principal Moderator and Coursework Advisor for a major exam board. He has managed a strong team of teachers in one of the country’s largest and most successful providers of A Level Physical Education and brings a wealth of experience to this course. Ross has a strong reputation for delivering focused and informative INSET courses and is a regular provider of articles and information to a number of educational periodicals. He provides educational consultancy in schools/ colleges around the country.


  • Heads of PE
  • Teachers of GCSE PE
  • NQTs in 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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