Date: Thursday 04 June 2020 – 4pm

Code: 7950


Learn how to engage your students in activities that encourage ‘synoptic thinking’ to within A Level Physical Education, whilst self-isolating.

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.


  • A designated approach for your department to adopt, improving synoptic thinking
  • Specific strategies to encourage students to think more synoptically and articulate synoptic AO3 answers
  • A set of notes and activities that can be used by students studying at home
  • Many examples of synoptic style questions and sample answers
  • Particular focus on a wide variety of topics from the AQA A Level PE course


4.00 pm Welcome

4.00- 4.15 A guide to developing a department approach to synoptic thinking

Examples of good practice and an overview of the difference the approach can make

4.15- 4.30 Developing a ‘synoptic approach’ with students in Year 12 (studying from home)

How to design questions and promote further learning as a ‘remote teacher’

4.30- 4.45 A look at particular topics and how they can link to other areas of the course

Use of targeted resources that can be used immediately with students studying from Home

4.45- 5.00  Interactive activities which develop a successful AO3 response

Example answers to improve and benchmark marking from

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.