This exciting, interactive and refreshed AQA GCSE PE programme will provide students with a motivational, informative and valuable revision day.  Specially designed by practicing senior examiners, the day will will allow your students to gain greater understanding of the requirements of the examinations and how to improve their performance in them, whilst gaining motivational support and advice on AQA GCSE PE and high performance sport.


    • A refreshed GCSE PE conference for 2020, ensuring students are fully prepared for the 2020 exams.
    • Fully interactive day, engaging, informative; the specification brought to life in engaging sessions
    • Expert guidance from examiners on improving performance in the multiple choice, short answer and extended questions
    • Take away a new set of notes which give excellent revision advice and demonstrate the levels required for success
 DATE AND LOCATION Manchester | Thursday 19 March 2020
London | Thursday 27 February 2020
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Conference


10.00 – 10.30am
Welcome and Introduction

  • Setting the scene for the day:
  • Video montage of sporting clips and achievements
  • MOTIVATIONAL OPENING: Craig Heap, Olympic gymnast – linking key GCSE focus areas to professional challenges and successes

10.30 – 11.15am
Mastering the content of Paper 1

  • ‘Having a plan’: expert advice from our examiners on how to ensure exam success including time suggestions and exam technique
  • Common/likely exam mistakes and how to avoid them, to ensure students stand out
  • EXAMINER TIPS: How to best prepare for and maximise success in extended questions (6 and 9 mark questions), using examples
  • Applied anatomy and physiology brought to life: using these well in exams
  • Movement analysis – including planes and axes and levers

11.15- 11.30
Morning break- submit your questions to win a prize

11.30- 12.00
Paper 1: The human body and movement in physical activity and sport continued

  • Physical training: key issues to be aware of for the exams
  • Examiner guidance on how to produce answers that allow students to demonstrate knowledge and understanding and score well
  • Ask the examiners: interactive student 6 and 9 mark question exam help session

12.00- 12.40
Introduction to Paper 2: Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport

  • Our examiners explore strengths and weaknesses in Paper 2 responses from the previous year, to boost student chances in the exams
  • EXAMINER TIPS: How to best prepare and maximise your success in extended questions (6 and 9 mark)
  • Sports psychology – how to approach this topic area with confidence

12.40- 1.20pm

1.15 – 1.30pm
Question Box

  • Chaired by Craig Heap, more time to hear about (and see!) key successes. A chance to ask direct questions to all speakers with a prize awarded for the best question.

1.30 – 2.40
Paper 2 continued

  • Socio-cultural influences brought to life
  • Planning for extended questions – how to ensure success
  • Health, fitness and well-being – how to make sure answers are what are the examiners are looking for
  • Use of data: high quality advice and guidance in scoring well in these questions

2.40 – 2.45pm

2.45 – 3.00pm
Final Top Tips and inter-school quiz

  • KEY POINTS from each of the presenters: how to improve your final grade
  • INTER SCHOOL QUIZ led by Craig Heap: applying the key conference content – with full student involvement and prizes for the best performers!

Ross Howitt

Education consultant, Senior Examiner, author and training provider

Mike Murray

Education consultant, Senior Examiner, author and training provider

Craig Heap

Olympic gymnast, ‘Sporting Champion’ and media commentator

Students £25+VAT

One free teacher place for every 10 student places
Additional teachers £35+VAT
Individual teachers £80+VAT