This NEW course has been designed to help maximise the performance of your students and will demonstrate how to guide your students to achieve their potential in future AQA A Level examinations.  Led by Ross Howitt, the course will demonstrate teaching and learning ideas for both theoretical and practical (NEA) areas, which will stretch and challenge all students and develop their higher level skills. Using feedback from previous years, the course will outline what is expected by the Lead Examiners of papers 1 and 2 and explore ways to build your teaching practice around this.


  • Gain an informed understanding of how to boost attainment
  • Learn from an experienced examiner and moderator
  • Learn new ways to engage students in problematic topic areas
  • Check your adjust your approach to NEA
COURSE DATE Online | Thursday 22 April 2021
  • Heads of Physical Education
  • Academic teachers of Physical Education
  • Teachers aiming to boost grades
  • NQT and prospective teachers of A Level Physical Education
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


10.00 – 11.00am: Session 1: The key messages from the most recent examinations – reflections and approaches

  • What makes the ‘best’ teacher of A Level PE?
  • What is essential to be aware of from the last examination series?
  • Discussion of the challenges experienced by all delegates
  • How to engage students in the content of the course and how to maximize their focus on what brings the most reward in examinations
  • Reflections on the mark scheme and indicative material content

11.00- 11.15 morning break

11.15 – 12.30pm Session 2: Specification Essentials: Paper 1

  • Emphasis on teaching ideas to boost attainment in Paper 1
  • Specific examples from Applied anatomy, skill acquisition and sports and society
  • Ways to boost 8 and 15 mark responses looking at scaffolding techniques
  • A foolproof guide to engaging AO3 responses form your learners

12.30 – 1.30pm: Lunch

1.30 – 2.15pm: Extended Writing tasks/ synopticity

  • Designing synoptic questions and developing a synoptic way of delivering lessons
  • Look at many different example synoptic extended questions (8 and 15 markers) and what would be expected
  • Scaffolding methods for different ability levels to boost attainment for all

1.30 – 2.30pm: Session 3: Specification  Essentials: Paper 2

  • Emphasis on teaching ideas to boost attainment in Paper 2
  • Specific examples from exercise physiology and biomechanics, sport psychology and sport and society and technology of sport
  • Further ways to boost 8 and 15 mark responses looking at scaffolding techniques
  • Developing the attainment of learners with varied preferred learning styles

2.30- 2.45 afternoon break

2.45-  3.30pm: Session 4: Ensuring Excellence in the  NEA

  • Organising NEA evidence to ensure a smooth moderation process
  • A close look at the demands of the coursework and what is expected to boost attainment

Ross Howitt

Ross 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.