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 2 in order to achieve strong student results in the Paper 2 examination. Delegates will examine teaching strategies and examination techniques for Topics 4, 5, and 6, and will focus on improving student performance by placing the theoretical content in authentic practical contexts.


  • Gain examples of good practice to improve student examination success
  • Establish key links between the theory and practical performance
  • 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, Thursday 15 June 2017
London, Wednesday 15 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: COMPONENT 2: ‘Health and Performance’

Adapting to the new theory demands

  • Understand the key changes for assessment in 2018
  • Where are the main challenges?
  • Knowing your students’ starting points
  • Planning your course for Paper 2
  • Understanding the Assessment Objectives
  • Designing an enjoyable course

11.00 – 11.15am: Break


11.15 - 12.45pm: Component 2 Topics

Topic 4. Health, Fitness and Well-being
Topic 5. Sports Psychology

  • Examining the detail of Topic 4 and 5
  • How to teach the new content
  • Teaching the theory through practical sport
  • Embedding the data questions
  • Working through sample exam questions with the mark schemes
  • Identifying Topic 4 and 5 areas for longer questions

12.45 – 1.45pm: Lunch


1.45 – 2.45pm: Component 2 Topics

Topic 6 Socio-cultural influences
Use of data questions

  • Teaching Topic 6 to engage students
  • The examination: how will the socio-cultural content be assessed?
  • Understanding and embedding the data questions
  • Working through sample exam questions with the mark schemes
  • Identifying Topic 6 areas for longer questions

2.45 – 2.55pm: Break


2.55 - 3.30pm: Tackling the extended questions in Paper 2

  • Providing students with an essay template
  • Working through sample extended questions with levels mark schemes
  • Supporting students with effective examination techniques

3.30 – 3.45pm: Plenary

  • Questions and answers

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.