This course, led by an experienced teacher and examiner, will provide current and new teachers of Edexcel GCSE PE with the tools and strategies required to raise student performance in the theoretical areas of the new specification. In the light of the first examination series in 2018, teachers will gain a sound understanding of how to deliver the theory content, and how best to support students to raise performance in both written examinations. Delegates will be guided through proven teaching strategies to use with all students in order to maximise attainment in all six topics of the course. This course will enable teachers to leave feeling confident in their ability to teach successfully in Components 1 and 2 of the GCSE PE course.


  • Be guided through suggested organisation, planning and teaching strategies
  • Gain examples of good practice to improve student examination success
  • Work through exemplars of the extended questions with levels mark schemes
  • Develop a sound understanding of how to deliver the theory content and establish effective examination techniques
  • Receive key feedback on how to translate the grading criteria into writing successful student answers
  • Leave with a new confidence in your ability to improve student performance


COURSE DATES London Wednesday 14 November 2019
  • Heads of PE
  • Teachers of Edexcel 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
Lessons learned from the 2018 examination series

  • Feedback from Examiners’ reports
  • Identifying key issues in Components 1 and 2
  • Lessons from the Moderation process (Component 3)
  • Reviewing the PEPS experience (Component 4)

11.00 – 11.15am
Discussion: coffee break

11.15 – 12.45pm
Successful attainment in Paper 1

  • Topic 1: Anatomy & physiology
  • Topic 2: Movement analysis
  • Topic 3: Physical training
  • Practical teaching strategies
  • Successful examination performance

12.45 – 1.45pm
Lunch and informal discussion

1.45 – 3.30pm
Raising grades in Paper 2

  • Topic 4: Health, fitness and well-being
  • Topic 5: Sports psychology
  • Topic 6: Socio-cultural influences
  • Practical teaching strategies
  • Successful examination technique

3.30 – 3.50pm
Plenary & discussion (with afternoon tea)

  • Opportunity for questions

David Pryce

David is an experienced examiner and moderator and has delivered a wide range of training at conferences and CPD events. With over twenty years’ experience of teaching and examining GCE and GCSE PE, he combines a range of teaching and learning strategies with real insight into the key skills needed for examination success.

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