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Pearson Edexcel GCSE Physical Education Student Revision Conference

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This exciting, interactive and refreshed Pearson Edexcel GCSE PE programme will provide students with a motivational, informative and valuable revision day. Specially designed by practising 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 the theory papers, whilst gaining motivational support and advice on Pearson Edexcel GCSE PE and high performance sport.


  • Exciting and interactive sessions that will demonstrate how to produce high quality exam answers with model responses and key insights
  • A unique opportunity to ask expert examiners questions about the assessments
  • Advice on revision techniques for PE that really work
  • Take away a comprehensive set of notes which can be used as part of your revision


Welcome and Introduction

10.00 – 10.30am
  • Video montage of sporting clips and achievements with a student quiz to complete
  • Bringing the specification to life: Theory through sport

Successful examination techniques

10.30 – 11.00am
  • Learn what examiners are looking for, and to make sure answers do that
  • Expert guidance on how to tackle Paper 1 and Paper 2 and get the best marks possible
  • How to write successful developed statements
  • Using the Assessment Objectives – what are they, why do they matter and how to use them to boost revision and exam performance

Paper 1 Fitness and Body Systems: Tackling the key topics

11.00 – 11.30am
  • Examine the tougher questions on how the Musculo-skeletal and Cardio-respiratory systems work together
  • Student Activity: working in pairs: planning a response to a sample data analysis question to get the top marks
  • How the Assessment Objectives are key to scoring well in 9 mark extended questions
  • Prepare for typical 9-mark questions

Morning break – submit your questions to win a prize

11.30 – 11.50am

How to achieve high marks on Paper 1: Session 2

11.50 – 12.30pm
  • Examiner’s tips: improve your marks on Movement analysis
  • Examiner’s tips: how to score higher on Fitness Training
  • Student activity: using your PEP to answer fitness questions
  • Improving an answer: how to move from Grades 5 to 6 and then to 7 – 9


12.30 – 1.00pm

Question Box

1.00 – 1.10pm
  • A chance to ask direct questions to all speakers with a prize awarded for the best question.

Paper 2 – Health and Performance – Session 1

1.10 – 2.00pm
  • Health, fitness and well-being– how to avoid common faults
  • Sport psychology: – gain confidence in tackling the key areas
  • Top tips for questions in Paper 2
  • Student activity: partner work to develop quality answers on practice structures and feedback


2.00 – 2.10pm

Scoring high marks on Paper 2

2.10 – 3.00pm
  • How to answer questions on commercialisation and deviance in sport
  • Write high quality extended answers in this topic
  • Q and A session with the subject experts: take away unique key points to apply to exam questions in your own preparations

Final Top Tips

3.00 – 3.15pm
  • KEY POINTS from each of the presenters
  • ACTION PLAN – how to improve your final marks


The Rock Tower, 49 Tufnell Park Rd, London, N7 0PS | Thursday 23 March 2023
The Stoller Hall, Hunts Bank, Manchester, M3 1DA | Tuesday 14 March 2023

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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.


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.

Marcus Sharrad is the Director of Coaching & Mentoring and Head of Exercise & Sport Sciences at Marlborough College, where he has worked since 2015-16, leading the department since 2016-17. During his time as Head of Department Marcus has overseen the redevelopment of the core physical education curriculum, aligning pupil experiences with research-driven functional movement and athletic development principles. In addition, placing a heavy strategic focus on the academic credentials of sport sciences at GCSE and A-Level has seen pupil uptake double, with enhanced grade profiles to match. Marcus is an Institute of Leadership & Management qualified professional coach, which, along with Level 3 Talented Athlete Lifestyle Support (TALS) qualification, sees him work with aspiring and current elite athletes.


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

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