Thursday 25 March 2021 – 4pm-6pm
Wednesday 09 June 2021 – 4pm-6pm

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Engage your students in activities to develop the ‘synoptic thinking’ needed in A Level PE to achieve high marks in extended questions.

This webinar includes a set of notes which will be sent in advance for teachers to use with their students and which students will be able to use after the webinar to improve their synoptic approach to extended questions.


  • Detailed insight into how to achieve high marks in the extended questions
  • Activities to encourage students to write synoptic AO3 answers
  • Many examples of synoptic style questions and high quality sample answers
  • Particular focus on key topics from the Pearson Edexcel A Level PE course
  • A set of notes and activities that can be used by students


  • All teachers of Pearson Edexcel A Level PE


4.00 – 4.05pm: Welcome and Introduction

4.05 – 4.30pm:  Session 1 – lessons from 2019, going forward

  • Feedback from 2018 and 2019 exams on the requirements of 8 and 15 mark questions.
  • Understanding how to satisfy assessment objectives AO2 and AO3
  • Supporting students to develop a clear structure for extended answers.
  • Emphasise the real meaning of the command words
  • Developing a department approach to synoptic thinking

4.30 – 5.15pm:  Session 2:  Paper 1

  • Exploring key topics in Topics 1 and 2 for extended questions
  • Writing high quality answers to reach the top band
  • Making the synoptic links across the specification
  • Examining a range of top band responses for 8 and 15 mark questions

5.15 – 5.50pm: Session 3:   Paper 2

  • Building confidence to improve answers on skill acquisition and sports psychology topics
  • Hitting top band marks on demanding Sport and Society questions
  • Synoptic assessment will be discussed using a range of resources
  • Working through a range of high quality responses to 8 and 15 mark questions

5,50 – 6.00pm:   Plenary    Q & A

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