This course, led by an experienced teacher, moderator and examiner, will provide current and new teachers of Pearson Edexcel GCSE PE with the tools and strategies to enable your students to achieve the highest grades in the new 9-1 specification.

In the light of the first two examination series in 2018 and 2019, this course will focus on stretching your most able students to produce high quality responses in both written examinations, to maximise their ability to score highly in practical assessment, and to write an analytical and evaluate PEP.

Delegates will be guided through proven teaching strategies to use with all students in order to maximise attainment, and to leave feeling confident in their ability to support students reach the highest standards in the Edexcel 9-1 GCSE PE course.


  • Gain examples of good practice for writing high quality responses
  • Develop a sound understanding of how to deliver the theory content and establish effective examination techniques
  • Understand how to translate the grading criteria into top practical marks
  • Support students to write high quality PEPs
  • Leave with increased confidence for supporting students to attain grades 7-9
COURSE DATES London | Friday 14 February 2020
London | Monday 29 June 2020
  • Teachers of Pearson Edexcel GCSE PE
  • Heads of Department
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
  • A specially prepared folder of 50+ pages full of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance
  • Two course restaurant lunch
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Guaranteed high quality venues


10.00 – 11.00am
Foundations for outstanding results

  • Key strategies to stretch and challenge the most gifted students
  • Identifying the potential areas of concern which limit ‘outstanding results’
  • Examination techniques and strategies to stretch the most able
  • Learning from the 2019 series and designing a more effective pedagogy

11.00 – 11.15am
Discussion: coffee break

11.15 – 12.45pm
Writing high quality answers for Component 1

  • Learning from the 2018 and 2019 Examiner’s reports
  • Establishing successful answer structures
  • Identifying areas for improvement in Topics 1, 2 and 3
  • Achieving top marks in the extended answers – what students need to do and ways to embed this into your teaching of the GCSE
  • Examples of extended questions: matching answers to the levels
  • Ensuring close links with the PEP – teaching synoptic skills and understanding at GCSE PE

12.45 – 1.30pm
Lunch and informal discussion

1.30 – 2.30pm
Achieving top results in Component 2

  • Lessons from the Edexcel Examiner’s report: the key areas for students to focus upon for 2020
  • Identifying areas for improvement in Topics 4, 5 and 6
  • Teaching and learning strategies for able students
  • Examples of extended questions: matching answers to the levels to make sure teaching and learning is to the Edexcel standard for the higher grades
  • How to prepare a bank of your own extended questions to ensure high level student understanding and progression

2.30 – 2.40pm
Discussion: afternoon tea

2.40 – 3.40pm
Maximising marks in the NEA (Components 3 and 4)

  • Understanding the Edexcel grade criteria to achieve top practical marks
  • Preparing for successful moderations
  • Planning for successful PEPs
  • Supporting students to write analytical and evaluative PEPs to reach the highest mark bands

Plenary and Depart

  • Final questions and ideas for supporting the most able students in GSCE PE

David Pryce

David 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.

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