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Pearson/Edexcel GCSE PE: Achieving Success in the NEA

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This course will support teachers to maximise success in the Non-Examined Assessments, using effective strategies for the delivery of Components 3 and 4, worth 40% of the overall GCSE. Delegates will also improve their ability to submit accurate assessments through a close focus on exemplar materials. This course is valuable for all current or prospective teachers of Pearson Edexcel GCSE PE.


  • Gaining a full understanding of the importance and requirements of the NEA components
  • Organising timing, progress and assessment of the Component 3 practical activities
  • Gaining effective strategies to support students in the writing of the Personal Exercise Programme.
  • Handling the administrative requirements successfully
  • Making full use of Moderators’ reports and advice.
  • Discussing examples of good practice and common faults


Overview, principles and aims of the assessments

10.00 – 11.00am
  • Analyse the content and structure of the assessments
  • The process of student selection of activities, and how best to organise your scheme of monitoring and formative assessment
  • Using the practical criteria to develop target setting
  • How to teach the NEA skills of analysis to ensure students can achieve high marks
  • Data collection, analysis and submission of marks


Morning Break

11.00 – 11.15am

Success with Component 3 – Practical Performance

11.15 – 12.45pm
  • In-depth coverage of the moderation and activity requirements: ensuring students are working to the criteria.
  • Practical performance – how to demonstrate skills in progressive drills and full context
  • Sharing the practical criteria with students to support progress and target setting.
  • Engaging with example material to standardise your internal marking
  • Discussing the range of practical activities – groupwork feedback
  • Developing sample assessment sessions in sample activities
  • Planning for successful moderations – with moderator feedback.


Lunch and informal discussion

12.45 – 1.30pm

Component 4: Personal Exercise Programme

1.30 – 2.30pm
  • Applying new guidelines and support material
  • Considering how best to integrate the PEP into your teaching
  • Explore the grading criteria – what differentiates work across the grades
  • Explore best practice for selecting and applying SMART targets
  • Learning from last year’s best marked work


Afternoon Break

2.30 – 2.45pm


2.45 – 3.30pm
  • Administrative guidelines
  • Take part in standardisation exercise using the assessment criteria
  • Sharing effective ideas for handling the PEP
  • Action planning


London | Thursday 20 June 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 advanced skills teacher, lecturer, examiner and moderator, and has delivered a wide range of training at conferences and CPD events. With over twenty five years’ experience of classroom teaching and examining A-Level and GCSE PE, he combines a range of teaching and learning strategies with real insight into the key skills needed for examination success in PE. His recent experience in initial teacher training provides valuable insight into providing meaningful educational experiences for students and pupils of all abilities.


  • Heads of Physical Education
  • All teachers of Pearson GCSE Physical Education
  • Teachers aiming to boost the higher achievers


  • 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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