This course will provide current and new teachers of Edexcel GCSE PE with valuable materials and strategies to deliver the theoretical areas of the new specification to their students. The programme is specifically designed to support teachers to understand the requirements of Component 1 and to achieve strong student results in the Paper 1 examination. Delegates will examine examplars of good teaching and examination practice for all three topics, and will focus on improving student performance by personalising the new Personal Exercise Programme in order to make successful links with the theoretical content.


  • Gain examples of good practice to improve student examination success
  • Establish key links between the theory and the new Personal Exercise programme
  • Work through exemplars of the extended questions with levels mark schemes
  • Develop new strategies to move average performers to good, and good to outstanding
  • Leave with a new confidence in your ability to support students and improve


“Excellent course, good resources and discussion points. Good to discuss similar experiences/queries with other teachers.” – Denstone College, Friday 18th November 2016


COURSE DATES London, Wednesday 14 June 2017
London, Wednesday 08 November 2017
WHO FOR?  All teachers of GCSE PE, including NQT’s
Heads of PE
Directors of Teaching and Learning
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
Detailed notes On-line materials
Powerpoint presentations CPD Certificate
 High quality training facilities Sit-down buffet lunch



10.00 – 11.00am: Adapting to the new theory demands: Component 1: Fitness and body systems

  • Understand the key changes for assessment in 2018
  • Where are the main challenges?
  • Knowing your students’ starting points
  • Planning for Paper 1
  • Understanding the Assessment Objectives
  • Designing an enjoyable course

11.00 - 11.15am: Break


11.15 - 1.00pm: Component 1: Topics 1 and 2

  • Examining the detail of Topic 1 and 2
  • How to teach the increased scientific content
  • Adapting your current approach to fit the new assessment demands
  • Teaching the theory through practical sport
  • Embedding the data questions
  • Achieving success in Paper 1: understanding the structure

1.00 - 1.45pm: Lunch


1.45 - 2.45pm: Topic 3 and the Personal Exercise Programme

  • Examining Topic 3 in detail
  • The examination: how will content be assessed?
  • Personalising the theory through the PEP
  • Adapting your current approach to fit the new PEP requirements
  • Embedding the data questions
  • Identifying Topic 3 areas for longer questions

2.45 - 2.55pm: Break


2.55 - 3.30pm: Tackling the extended questions

  • Providing students with a template
  • Work through exemplars of the extended questions with levels mark schemes
  • Supporting students with effective examination techniques

3.45 - 4.00pm: Plenary, Q&A

David Pryce

David Pryce 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.