Thursday 03 December 2020

Code: 8027


This webinar introduces the topics that form the foundation of paper 2. It will focus on the more difficult aspects of the specification and use those topics to show how they can provide a template for further study. Synoptic links and exam technique for the extended questions will be explored. These are the topic areas that will get students off to a flying start! The aim of the webinar is to discuss topics that are important in understanding the rigour of paper 2 and can be used both as synoptic links and a basis for evaluation.

The webinar is interactive, there will be tasks, activities, work set, opportunities for students to ask questions throughout. There will also be course notes for the students.


  • Developing a firm understanding of paper 2 topics from sports psychology including personality and attitudes, as well as biomechanics
  • Introduce the idea of synoptic links across both paper 2 and a transition from paper 1
  • Learn to think across the spec and outside the box with regard to answering extended questions
  • Utilise scaffolding and structured techniques for answering the extended questions


4.00 – 4.05pm
Welcome and Introduction

4.05 – 4.15pm
Feedback from 2019. Some pointers from the 2019 exam

  •  Discover what the examiners thought of the 2019 exam and how their thoughts could help in the future
  • Build your revision strategy around the exam feedback
  • Examine the do’s and don’ts of answering questions

4.15 – 4.40pm
Sports psychology. Personality and Attitudes 

  • Using these topics as a basis for the nature and nurture debate in Sports Psychology
  • How to discuss analyse and evaluate for success in the extended questions with emphasis on comparison
  • Synoptic links. Nature v Nurture and other links across the spec! learn how to debate in your answers

4.40 – 5.00pm

  • Stability and forces. Learn an easy way of applying these topics to your answers
  • Learn some biomechanical principles and concepts such as the difference between fluid and dynamic force
  • Apply examples to gain excellent A02 marks in structures questions
  • How to construct an answer in biomechanics that covers all the assessment criteria so that top band marks are gained in the extended questions

Carl Atherton

Carl is an experienced A level practitioner having been Head of Department in a successful sixth form college for 26 years. He now works as an educational consultant, presenting courses for students and teachers. As an author, Carl has co-written the text book for AQA A level PE. He is an examiner for one of the A level PE exam boards

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