This new course, led by an experienced practising teacher, moderator and examiner, is specifically designed to support all teachers in understanding and meeting the requirements for their students to achieve Grade 4 (standard pass) and Grade 5 (strong pass) in the Edexcel GCSE PE 9-1 specification. The day will provide delegates with the key tools and teaching strategies teaching strategies to meet the demands of the two theory examinations (Components 1 and 2), the practical assessment (Component 3) and the PEP (Component 4).


  • Gain a clear understanding of the requirements of Grades 4 and 5 to further improve your teaching of students at these levels
  • Develop a strong foundation for your GCSE PE course
  • Enthuse students by teaching theory through sport
  • Learn ways to introduce effective exam techniques throughout the teaching of the course
  • Increase students’ ability to analyse and evaluate and thus obtain better marks
  • Powerful ideas for tracking student attainment throughout the course
COURSE DATE London Friday 28 June 2019
  • Current teachers of GCSE PE
  • Prospective teachers of GCSE PE
  • Heads of Department
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
  • Two course restaurant lunch
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Guaranteed high quality venues


10.00 – 11.00am
Laying successful foundations

  • Setting long term and short term goals that enable mid-range students to succeed
  • Establishing a platform for success
  • Understanding the key requirements for success
  • Developing students’ writing and thinking skills
  • Learning from the 2018 examination series – what are the standards that students need to meet

11.00 – 11.15am
Discussion: coffee break

11.15 – 12.45pm
Improving performance in Component 1

  • Establishing successful examination technique that enables Grades 4 and 5 students to reach their target grades
  • Teaching and learning in key areas of Topics 1, 2 and 3
  • Improving performance in the extended answers: making sure mid-range students do not miss out on marks
  • Examples of extended questions: matching answers to the levels
  • Developing effective links with the PEP – helping students see the links to improve all of their work

12.45 – 1.30pm
Lunch and informal discussion

1.30 – 2.30pm
Improving performance in Component 2

  • Tackling key areas of Topics 4, 5 and 6 for mid-range students
  • Practical strategies for teaching/learning in sports psychology
  • Introducing discussion ideas for socio-cultural themes, whilst maintaining understanding
  • Developing a successful framework for extended answers: teaching methods to enable final success
  • Examples of extended questions: matching answers to the levels

2.30 – 3.00pm
Maximising marks in the practical assessment (Component 3)

  • Planning the practical programme and fitting it to students on these grades
  • Understanding and applying the grade criteria
  • Preparing for successful moderations

3.00 – 3.30pm
Writing a quality Personal Exercise Programme

  • Planning the process
  • Developing mid-range students’ ability to analyse and evaluate
  • Suggestions for effective PEPs
  • Understanding and applying the grade criteria

David Pryce

David 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.

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