This webinar is aimed for experienced teachers of AQA A Level  PE who are looking to find out more about what examiners expect to see in student responses to award maximum possible marks.  The webinar will provide teachers with innovative approaches and strategies to teaching that will help to deliver the theoretical areas of the specification to their students in a way designed to improve understanding and gain the top-level marks

Teachers will gain a thorough awareness of the challenge areas and demands of the theory included within the A level course.  Special emphasis will be placed on the extended questions and the assessment objectives.


  • Strategies to help students tackle the more demanding areas of the written papers
  • Gain an insight into the thinking of the examiner. What are examiners expecting to see to be able to award high marks in the written papers
  • The extended questions: take away approaches to help students gain high marks
  • Find out more about how to make anatomy learning more appealing
  • Receive pre-prepared resources to benefit your teaching
  • Understand how command words help to give pointers to the question
COURSE DATE Thursday 19 November 2020
  • Teachers of AQA A level Physical Education
  • Heads of Department for PE
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
  • A specially prepared folder of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance


4.00 – 4.05pm: Welcome and Introduction

4.05 – 4.40pm:  Session 1 – lessons from 2019, going forward

  • A look at the feedback from the 2019 exam with an emphasis on the do’s and don’ts of answering questions.
  • An examiner workshop to include how to answer the different types of exam questions and how to enable students to gain maximum marks.
  • There will be special emphasis on constructive methods to help students build answers for the extended questions.
  • The extended questions: how to approach them in a constructive way, scaffolding the answer for success.

4.40- – 5.20pm:  Session 2: .Paper 1

  • Exploring how to make anatomy more appealing, including the use of “models” and an innovative way to teach movement analysis
  • Focus on information processing and memory models from the skill section of the specification. We will break down “Baddeley and Hitch” and unravel Schema! This session will finish with a look at promoting discussion using some free resources to help teach the globalisation of sport.

5.20 – 5.55pm: Session 3:  Paper 2

  • The session on Paper 2 kicks off, literally but safely, with a look at biomechanics and how to make teaching stability, fluid mechanics and forces more appealing.
  • The newer topics from sports psychology including Vealey, sports confidence and the influence of others on performance will be discussed with reference to improving answers to extended questions and exam technique.
  • Synoptic assessment will be discussed with an analysis of how to link some of the topics we have discussed with socio cultural issues.

5.55 – 6.00 pm: Q & A and  opportunities to ask for further help and advice

Carl Atherton

Carl is an experienced A level practitioner having been Head of Department in a successful sixth form college for 26 years. He now works as an educational consultant, presenting courses for students and teachers. As an author, Carl has co-written the text book for AQA A level PE. He is an examiner for one of the A level PE exam boards.