A fully interactive day: the Edexcel GCSE specification brought to life with an Olympic gymnast, motivational sessions, student quizzes, exam focus areas and activities.


  • How to move your grade to the next level in the theory exam: model responses and key insights
  • Using your PEP to boost theory marks
  • How to improve your performance in the 9 mark extended answers
  • Take away a comprehensive set of notes which can be used as part of your revision
  • Teachers receive the full conference presentations and follow on materials as electronic resources after the conference

CONFERENCE DATES London Friday 23 February 2018
Coventry Wednesday 07 March 2018
Manchester Wednesday 14 March 2018
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course



10.15 – 10.45am: Welcome and Introduction

  • Video montage of sporting clips and achievements with a student quiz to complete
  • MOTIVATIONAL OPENING: Craig Heap, Olympic gymnast – linking key GCSE focus areas to professional challenges and successes

10.45 – 11.00am: Successful examination techniques

  • Learn what examiners are looking for
  • Tips on how to tackle Paper 1 and Paper 2
  • Understand the Assessment Objectives

11.00 – 11.10am: Writing developed statements: the key to top marks

  • How to write successful developed statements
  • Developing your answers for the 3, 4, 6 and 9 mark questions
  • ELITE ATHLETE INTERVIEW: key points extracted to be used in your response in the next session

11.25 – 11.45am: Paper 1: Fitness and Body Systems - Tackling the key topics

  • How to plan successful answers for 9 mark questions
  • Work through examples of extended questions
  • SAMPLE QUESTION ACTIVITY: working in pairs: planning a response to get the top marks
  • STUDENT MARKING ACTIVITY: examples of extended answers for you to mark
  • How to move grades to C and on to B and then to A*

11.45 – 12.05pm: Morning break

  • Submit your questions to win a prize

12.05 – 1.00pm: Paper 2: Health and Performance - Tackling the key topics

  • Top tips for exemplar questions in Paper 2
  • Work through examples of Paper 2 Extended questions
  • MARKING EXERCISE: Using the mark schemes to understand how to get the best grades
  • Partner work through Q&A
  • Develop successful answers
  • EXAMINER PERSPECTIVE: 10 top tips to improve your performance in Papers 1 and 2

1.00 – 1.40pm: Lunch


1.40 – 2.00pm: Question Box

  • Chaired by Craig Heap.  A chance to ask direct questions to all speakers with a prize awarded for the best question.

2.00 – 2.30pm: Bringing the specification to life: Theory through sport

  • This session will be co-presented by a former Olympic athlete and one of the GCSE subject experts
  • Quick presentation: the ‘core’ skills which make an elite performer
  • ELITE ATHLETE INTERVIEW: Q and A session with one of the subject experts and athlete: take away unique key points to apply to exam questions in your own preparations
  • STUDENT ACTIVITY: Apply this understanding to write successful answers

2.30 – 2.55pm: Inter-School Quiz


2.55 – 3.00pm: Final Top Tips

  • KEY POINTS from each of the presenters:
  • ACTION PLAN; – how to improve your final grade

David Pryce

Experienced teacher, lecturer and senior examiner with national and international background in PE examinations

Rachel O’Sullivan

Experienced Edexcel teacher and Senior Lecturer in PE and Sport

Craig Heap

Olympic gymnast, ‘Sporting Champion’ and media commentator

Students £25+VAT

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