This course is specifically targeted and designed for all teachers starting to teach GCSE PE for the first time, and who have not taken students through the Edexcel GCSE PE specification before. The day will give delegates guidance, realistic practical advice and strategies on how to deliver an enjoyable and successful course.


  • Gain a clear overview of the whole course
  • Gain top teaching tips and realistic practical advice based on current practice
  • Take away tried and tested ideas to maximise student potential
  • Gain ideas and materials to teach successfully in all 6 theory areas
  • Gain a clear understanding of how to deliver Components 3 (Practical) and 4 (PEP)
  • Examine exemplars of good practice to improve student examination success
  • Receive prepared resources which will benefit your teaching
COURSE DATE London Thursday 27 June 2019
  • Teachers new to Edexcel GCSE PE
  • Heads of PE
  • NQT Mentors
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
Overview of the 2016-2018 Edexcel specification

  • Key challenges and opportunities
  • Mapping out and structuring the course to engage all students
  • The 9-1 grades and the implications for results and teaching
  • Coping with the increase and breadth of theory
  • Understanding the assessment objectives
  • Gain an overview of the practical component and PEP

11.00 – 11.15am
Discussion: coffee break

11.15 – 12.45pm
Component 1: Fitness and body systems

Meeting the challenge of the new topics:

  • Applied Anatomy & Physiology
  • Movement Analysis
  • Physical Training
  • Embedding the data
  • Understanding the assessment criteria
  • Preparing all students for success on Paper 1

12.45 – 1.30pm
Lunch and informal discussion

1.30 – 2.45pm
Component 2: Health and Performance

Planning for successful teaching in Paper 2

  • Health, fitness and well-being
  • Sport psychology
  • Socio-cultural influences
  • How assessment will be carried out for Paper 2
  • Successful approaches to the extended writing

2.45 – 3.30pm
Components 3 and 4: The NEA

  • Component 3: understanding the new requirements for practical performance
  • Using exemplar materials to interpret the assessment criteria
  • Component 4: supporting students to produce a high quality PEP
  • Making effective links between practical and theory

3.30 – 3.45pm
Final Top Tips

  • Plenary & discussion (with afternoon tea)
  • Opportunity for questions

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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