This NEW conference, is designed in the light of the 2018 examinations. The revamped conference will focus on challenging areas, how to boost grades and how to meet the demands of the questions for examination success in 2019.

This exciting, refreshed and updated student conference will provide students with practical, engaging and motivating revision for the AQA A Level PE examination. Throughout the day, students will work with examiners and practitioners with a focus on improving their grades.


  • Opportunity to ask questions and gain first hand advice and guidance from Senior Examiners and subject experts
  • Enhanced understanding of key themes and topics, all linked directly to the new AQA A Level PE specification and assessments
  • Highly relevant examiner workshops which will improve outcomes in the examination and enhance examination technique
  • Receive a comprehensive workbook to complete on the day and use afterwards as part of your revision
  • Teachers will receive resources to use in the classroom post-conference
CONFERENCE DATE London Thursday 14 March 2019
Manchester Thursday 28 March 2019
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Conference


10.20 – 10.30am
Introduction. Exam overview with reference to the 2018 paper

  • Our examiners explore the key issues which meant students did or did not succeed in the exam – and what students can learn from that information

10.30 – 11.10am
Applied Anatomy and Physiology

Expert advice and guidance on how to extend and apply knowledge and understanding of this key area of the specification to include consideration of:

  • Transportation of oxygen. Haemoglobin. Myoglobin. Oxyhaemoglobin disassociation curve. Bohr shift
  • Arterio-venous oxygen difference (A-VO2 diff). Variations in response to an exercise session
  • Variations between trained and untrained individuals. Adaptations to body systems resulting in training effect

11.10 – 11.50am
Skill Acquisition

  • How to succeed in the exams: information processing, including the Working Memory and Schema Theory
  • Interactive student session, including the building and understanding of IP models and answering exam questions

11.50 – 12.10pm

  • Submit your questions to win a prize!

12.05 – 12.45pm
Sport in Society

  • Investigating the Golden Triangle – the interrelationship between commercialisation (including sponsorship), media (radio, TV, satellite, internet and social media) and sports and Governing bodies
  • Answering questions by making sense of what the examiners want: how to ensure strong exam performance on Sport in Society

12.45 – 1.25pm

1.25 – 1.35pm
Ask the expert

  • The speakers answer questions submitted earlier and award prizes for the best questions

1.35 – 1.55pm

The examiners explore the key elements of this area of the specification and what students need to know and do for the exams:

  • Factors affecting horizontal displacement of projectiles
  • Factors affecting flight paths of different projectiles – Shot put, badminton shuttle
  • Vector components of parabolic flight

1.55 – 2.40pm
Examiner Workshop

  • Having a plan for the exam – tactics and strategies to strengthen exam performance
  • How to tackle the different types of questions
  • Know your A01 from your A03! What these are and why they matter
  • Interactive student session: question analysis from 2018

2.40 – 3.20pm
Sports Psychology

  • The three A’s – Attitudes, Arousal and Aggression. An interactive look at the psychological theories and concepts of these three topics with tasks and questions to keep you going!

3.20 – 3.30pm
Final revision ideas and plenary

  • A review of today’s advice, including a quick-fire quiz and ideas for success after today

Carl Atherton

Head of Physical Education, author of text books and experienced A Level examiner

Ross Howitt

Senior examiner and Coursework Advisor, author of textbooks and experienced teacher and training provider

Mike Murray

Experienced A Level PE teacher, Senior Examiner and author of textbooks

Students £25+VAT

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