This course is designed for teachers who are new to teaching AQA A Level PE, or who wish to improve their understanding to enable their students to achieve higher grades. The sessions are designed to improve delegates’ understanding of the AQA specification and ensure that candidates have the best opportunity to maximise their potential grades.  Delegates will receive new teaching approaches as well as key guidance in how to develop exceptional examination and NEA techniques in AQA A level PE to maximise students’ success when delivering the course for the first time.e first time.


  • Fully understand the complexities of the AQA A Level P.E. specification
  • Examine how to maximise success in the NEA units
  • Develop your teaching in specific topic areas to raise standards
  • Examine lots of ideas to stimulate classroom delivery
  • Example extended A-level questions: how to prepare students to get the most possible marks
COURSE DATE London Thursday 7 November 2019
  • NQT’s or RQT’s teaching AQA A level for the first time
  • Teachers new to the AQA A level specification
CODE 6053
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 – 10.50am
Getting going – all you need for a successful and enjoyable start

  • An overview of the specification and course organisation: making sure you are teaching to the correct standard
  • Schemes of work (for all theory aspects of the course) – and how to use them well
  • Suggestions for resources and lesson planning
  • Keeping the exam in mind – exam and marking technique, to ensure student progress

10.50 – 11.05am:
Discussion: coffee break

11.05 – 11.50am
Making the NEA manageable

  • Performing; coaching/leading; officiating – assessment guidelines – what you have to teach and the students have to do
  • Requirements – making NEA manageable and teaching it well
  • The written NEA: how to ensure student success
  • Fitting the course to the strengths and constraints of your centre

11.50 – 12.30pm
Tackling the theory examination

  • How to approach A-level assessment with confidence
  • Marking and assessment strategies: supporting students to access the higher level grades
  • Extended (8 and 15-mark) answers – ideas for development
  • Lessons from the 2018 exams

12.30 – 1.15pm
Lunch and informal discussion

1.15 – 2.30pm
The scientific area: Exercise Physiology and Psychology – active learning

  • Ideas for stimulating, student-centred learning
  • Making complicated concepts easy
  • Preparing students for examinations – sample questions – techniques and strategies for success

2.30 – 3.40pm
The Socio-cultural area

  • Exploring the specification content: Sport and Society and Technology in Sport
  • Developing the necessary skills throughout the A-level and giving examples that support and maintain independent learning
  • Getting students involved in their learning – making theory ‘practical’
  • Preparing students for examinations – sample questions – techniques and strategies for success

3.40 – 4.00pm
Discussion: afternoon tea and depart

Mike Murray

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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