This course will provide NQTs, RQTs or inexperienced teachers of GCSE (AQA) with many of the tools required to deliver the new specification to their students. Teachers will gain a thorough awareness of the demands of the GCSE course and appreciate how it is structured as well as having a chance to explore many of the challenges to be faced.

Delegates will also be guided through suggested organisation, planning and teaching strategies to use with all students in order to maximise attainment. 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 teaching GCSE Physical Education.


  • Understand the structure of the course and what you will need to start to deliver GCSE PE, including timetabling, schemes of work etc.
  • Develop a thorough knowledge of what is expected of a GCSE PE teacher delivering the new AQA course
  • 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 a range of teaching ideas directly transferable into the classroom and pre-prepared resources which will benefit your teaching


COURSE DATE London Wednesday 17 October 2018
  • New, NQT or inexperienced teachers of 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

  • Challenges to be faced
  • Timetabling and planning – including schemes of work
  • Organisation of staff and resources
  • Recruitment of students onto the course

11.00 - 11.15am: Discussion: coffee break


11.15 - 12.00pm: The practical elements, non-examined assessment – NEA (40%)

  • The theoretical concepts
  • Understanding the role of player/performer
  • Using exemplar materials to interpret the assessment criteria, including practical footage
  • Being aware of health & safety implications
  • Interpreting the analysis and evaluation task
  • Understanding the assessment criteria and how to adapt your teaching delivery

12.00 - 1.00pm: A more in-depth look at the theoretical components (60%)

  • Teaching anatomy/ physiology and biomechanics for the first time
  • Use of pre-prepared resources
  • Ideas for teaching methodology to maximise success, including practical strategies

1.00 - 1.45pm: Lunch and informal discussion


1.45 - 3.30pm: The theoretical content continued

  • Teaching some of the ‘problematic areas’ for the first time
  • The basics of depth- how deep to deliver topical areas including how to embed assessment opportunities
  • Links to exemplary teaching- Ofsted style!
  • Being aware of behavioural management in the classroom
  • Use of pre-prepared resources
  • Ideas for teaching methodology to maximise success for all abilities

3.30 - 3.45pm: Discussion: afternoon tea


3.40 - 4.00pm: Plenary & opportunities to ask for further help and advice

  • Key tips & summary

Ross Howitt

Ross Howitt 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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