ABOUT THIS COURSE
An excellent course for any teacher of AQA A level Physical Education providing an intense, advanced, focus on deconstructing questions from paper 2, question types and deciphering example responses.
There will be a focus on pedagogy for paper 2, but most importantly on preparing students for this exam.
This course will provide a focus on raising A Grade B to a Grade A/A* and how to do this with specific topics from paper 1.
The course will include a section on exam tactics/ exam techniques, with what examiners need to see and how to get your students to do this.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
- Gain a deep understanding of how to deliver topics from paper 2 with a focus and purpose to improve attainment
- Increase the number of students with potential for the highest grades in this paper
- Explore many topics from paper 2 with suggestions on how to deliver and how to maintain focus on the end attainment
- Develop a teaching philosophy that is informed, targeted and effective
- Gain resources that you can take away for immediate use in the classroom
|COURSE DATE||London | Wednesday 9 February 2022
London | Wednesday 13 June 2022
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|IN-SCHOOL||You can also book this as an In-School Course|
10.00- 11.15am: Introduction to paper 2 and how to embed an effective pedagogy within the department
- Examining the specific requirements of paper 2
- Identifying the key challenges for A Level PE teachers in relation to this paper
- Learning from previous pitfalls and reference to specific topical areas
- Developing a smart and effective pedagogy that maximises attainment
- An initial look at biomechanical movement
11.15- 11.30am: Morning Break
11.30 – 12.30pm: Biomechanical movement: the key challenges
- Biomechanical movement: facing the challenges of teaching the elements of physics relevant to the course.
- Engaging lesson ideas relating to Newton’s laws, levers, angular motion and fluid dynamics.
- Focus on extended questions with a clear pathway to gaining the highest marks in 8 and 15 mark questions
- How these areas are likely to be examined: using past questions to inform your teaching
12.30 – 13.00 pm: A focus on marking extended questions
- Looking at sample responses to discover the marking process and ways to apply the standard.
- Developing a consistent approach to marking within the department that enables progression of all students
- Marking task- a short, interactive session which involves marking sample responses
- Plenary on good habits when marking extended questions in paper 2
13.00 – 14.00pm: Lunch
14.00 – 14.30 am: Specific reference to sport psychology
- Interactive discussion on problematic areas within this area of the course
- A specific focus on group dynamics, Vealey’s model, Chelladurais model and attribution theory.
- Workshop on Steiner’s model and how students could structure their responses when faced with questions on this area.
- Zajonc’s model of social facilitation- misconceptions in teaching and ways to ensure teacher knowledge match that of the expectations in the examination.
14.30 – 14.45: afternoon break
14.45- 15.30pm: Sport & society and the role of technology
- Practical strategies for the section on sport & society and the role of technology, including resources to take away and use
- Ways to enthuse students in this area and strategies to make this topic area engaging
- Bringing together all the main points from the session to provide a pathway for teaching in the months ahead
15.30 / 15.45pm: Depart
Ross is Principal Moderator and Coursework Advisor for a major exam board. He has managed a strong team of teachers in one of the country’s largest and most successful providers of A Level Physical Education and brings a wealth of experience to this course. Ross has a strong reputation for delivering focused and informative INSET courses and is a regular provider of articles and information to a number of educational periodicals. He provides educational consultancy in schools/ colleges around the country.