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.


  • 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

  • Heads of Physical Education
  • Teachers of Physical Education
  • Teachers who deliver A Level Physical Education
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


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 Howitt

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.