This new course will provide current and new teachers of GCSE (AQA) with many of the tools required to deliver the theoretical areas of new specification to their students. Teachers will gain a thorough awareness of the demands of the theory included within the new GCSE course and appreciate how it is structured and can be delivered over a 2 or 3 year period.

Delegates will also be guided through suggested organisation, planning and teaching strategies to use with all students in order to maximise attainment in all 6 areas of the course. Delegates will understand the demands of the assessment, including the practical and written coursework components. The course will enable teachers to leave feeling confident in their ability to start to teach the theory included in the AQA GCSE PE course.


  • Understand all 6 areas of the GCSE PE course
  • Gain a detailed understanding of the topics included in Paper 1 and Paper 2
  • How to best prepare schemes of work, lessons and assessment for all students to incorporate Assessment for Learning
  • Gain a full appreciation of both the theoretical and practical components
  • Improve understanding of how to structure and deliver some of the more ‘problematic’ areas of the course
  • Receive pre-prepared resources which will benefit your teaching and a range of teaching ideas directly transferable into the classroom


COURSE DATES Manchester Tuesday 20 November 2018 (Ross Howitt)
London Wednesday 12 December 2018 (Ross Howitt and Mike Murray)
  • Current or prospective teachers of AQA GCSE Physical Education. The ideas, concepts and course content will help novice or experienced teachers of GCSE 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
  • Two course restaurant lunch
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Guaranteed high quality venues



10.00 - 11.00am: The demands of teaching GCSE Physical Education

  • The structure of the course
  • Planning and organisation including schemes of work and how to formatively assess
  • Tracking progress and attainment
  • The 6 theoretical areas of the course and how they work together to produce papers 1 and 2
  • The structure of the examination papers

11.00 - 11.15am: Discussion: coffee break


11.15 - 12.00pm: Paper 1

  • An in-depth look at anatomy & physiology
  • An in-depth look at movement analysis (biomechanics)
  • An in-depth look at physical training
  • Teaching strategies and way to enthuse students in all of these areas

12.00 - 1.00pm: Paper 1 continued

  • Ways to remember key terms
  • Innovative ways to enthuse all abilities
  • How to make teaching practical and interactive

1.00 - 1.45pm: Lunch and informal discussion


1.45 - 3.30pm: Paper 2

  • An in-depth look at Sports psychology
  • An in-depth look at Socio-cultural influences
  • An in-depth look at Health, fitness and well-being
  • Teaching strategies and way to enthuse students in all of these areas
  • Ways to remember key terms
  • Innovative ways to enthuse all abilities
  • How to make teaching practical and interactive

3.00 – 3.45pm: Discussion: afternoon tea


3.45 – 4.00pm: Plenary & opportunities to ask for further help and advice

  • Key tips & summary

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.

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Mike Murray (12 December only)

Mike was Head of Department for many years at a large Beacon Sixth Form College before becoming a full time Education Consultant. He is an experienced A Level teacher with an extensive background in GCSE and A Level PE examining. He has been a Principal and Chief Examiner for over 20 years, writing examination papers for several examination boards. He is also the author of a number of A Level textbooks and other resources.

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