In this course, you will maximise success with effective strategies for the non-exam assessment, worth 40% of the overall GCSE. Delegates will also improve their ability to submit accurate assessments when compared to the exemplar material. This course is useful for current or prospective teachers of AQA GCSE PE.


  • Getting to grips with the GCSE specification 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
  • Learning from examples of good and bad practice from this year
COURSE DATE London | Wednesday 26 February 2020
  • Heads of PE
  • Teachers of AQA PE
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

  • Analyse the content and structure of the assessments
  • How to teach the NEA skills to ensure student progress and the opportunity to do themselves justice
  • The process of student selection of activities and organising your scheme of assessment
  • Data collection, analysis and submission of marks

10.45 – 11.00am
Discussion: coffee break

11.00 – 12.30pm
Success with the NEA assessments – Practical

  • In-depth coverage of the moderation and activity requirements: ensuring students are working to the correct level before the NEA
  • Practical performance – how to demonstrate skills in progressive drills and full context
  • Engaging with example material to standardise your internal marking
  • Working in groups to compare standards, with an examination of how to use this information in departments and with students
  • Learning from last year’s feedback re: evidencing and production of analysis and evaluation work

12.30 – 1.30pm
Lunch and informal discussion

1.30 – 2.30pm
Analysing and Evaluation (task)

  • Explore the grading criteria for students’ responses – what differentiates work across the grades
  • Explore best practice for preparing students for top marks in the Analysis and Evaluating task whilst following JCQ regulations
  • Learning from last years best marked work
  • Sharing best practise between centres

2.30 – 2.45pm
Discussion: afternoon tea

2.45 – 3.45pm

  • Administrative guidelines
  • Take part in a peer-led standardisation exercise using the assessment criteria

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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