In this new course, you will maximise success with effective strategies for the non-examined assessment. Delegates will engage will full range of example assessments and also improve their ability to show candidates at the mark they have awarded.


  • Getting to grips with the specification content and the requirements of the NEA component
  • Organising and timing the assessment of the practical activities
  • Preparing students for the NEA with suggested strategies for delivery and assessment
  • Administrative guidelines for the submission of NEA assessments
  • Engage with a full range of example assessments
COURSE DATES London Tuesday 26 February 2019
London Thursday 11 July 2019
  • Teachers delivering the AQA A Level PE specification
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 – 10.45am
Overview, principles and aims of the assessments

  • Get to grips with the requirements of the NEA component
  • Analyse the content and structure of the assessments
  • Feedback from 2018 – the important messages to take into our 2019 teaching
  • Deal with initial questions and answers

10.45 – 11.00am
Discussion: coffee break

11.00 – 12.30pm
Success with the NEA assessments – Practical

  • Teaching requirements to ensure successful NEA in the Practical
  • In-depth coverage of the moderation and activity requirements
  • Practical performance- looking at footage and expectations
  • Ways to present evidence to maximise the chances of problem- free moderation
  • Take part in a peer-led standardisation exercise using the assessment matrix

12.30 – 1.30pm
Lunch and informal discussion

1.30 – 2.30pm
Analysis and Evaluation task

  • Explore the grading criteria for students’ responses and what this means for your teaching
  • Explore best practice for preparing students for top marks in the Analysis and Evaluation task
  • Understanding the difference between breadth and depth
  • How to use breadth or depth for the analysis and depth (only) for the evaluation

2.30 – 2.45pm
Discussion: afternoon tea

2.45 – 3.45pm

  • Administrative guidelines and why it is crucial to complete them accurately
  • Take part in a peer-led standardisation exercise using the assessment matrix

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.

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