This new course is designed to cover all aspects of assessment for the AQA GCSE PE specification and consider how effective assessment throughout your teaching can optimise engagement and maximise success. Led by our experienced presenter, the course will offer high level teaching strategies for improving student understanding and performance in both the NEA and examined elements of the specification.


  • Explore and participate in effective AFL activities to support a productive teaching and learning environment
  • Gain a better understanding around assessment of the NEA practical component
  • Develop excellent strategies for delivery and assessment of NEA part 3
  • Review the benefits of making the assessment objectives and commands words explicit
  • Take away exam technique strategies to maximise success in both papers
COURSE DATES Manchester Monday 26 November 2018
London Tuesday 11 December 2018
  • All teachers of AQA GCSE 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 – 11.00am: Non-Examined Assessment – Confidence with practical assessment

  • Feel empowered with marking of the practical
  • Example marking exercise to determine the AQA standards and how to teach to them
  • Understand the moderation procedure. What works best for me?
  • Gain an understanding of the support materials in place for NEA

11.00 – 11.15am: Discussion: coffee break


11.15 – 11.45am: NEA – Best practice

  • Lessons learnt from 2018 cohort
  • Layout and template
  • WAGOLL – why is this a good piece of Part 3 work?
  • Teaching the skills to ensure high performance in practicals

11.45 – 12.45pm: Assessment Objectives – Why these so important and how to embed in your teaching

  • The significance of the AOs to the marking of student work – and how to ensure students can meet them
  • Linking command words to Assessment Objectives
  • Benefits of embedding into a SoW and lesson success criteria
  • Marking exercise on short answer questions
  • Command word confidence = support for exam technique

12.45 – 1.30pm: Lunch and informal discussion


1.30 – 2.30pm: Effective preparation for the extended questions

  • Be the examiner – 6 and 9 markers
  • Preparing learners to succeed in extended question
  • Scaffolding learning to ensure student progress
  • Benefits of a synoptic approach

2.30 – 2.45pm: Discussion: afternoon tea


2.45 – 3.45pm: AFL in the classroom – optimising progress

  • Active AFL for knowledge recall
  • How assessment for learning can support effective planning
  • Student ownership of assessment
  • Key tips & summary

3.45 – 4.00pm: Final summary and depart

Jackie Brookes

Jackie is an experienced teacher of 16 years, with 5 years working as an AST and as a lead practitioner focussing on whole school teaching and learning. Her results at all levels are consistently above National average. She specialises in active teaching and learning approaches. Jackie has taught all aspects of A Level and BTEC and specialises in physiology whereby these engaging ideas allow students to grasp difficult concepts. She is fully involved in the examination process at GCSE, BTEC and A Level with both AQA and Pearson and has been an integral part of virtual resource building for the developing PE resource mypeexam.org

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