Designed to boost confidence in delivering the GCSE PE qualification to, this course will provide newer teachers with effective strategies and ideas to support students of all abilities to raise their attainment in both the theory and practical components.

The course is suitable for teachers of all examination boards.


  • Deliver an engaging GCSE PE course to students of all abilities
  • Gain a clear understanding of key factors for success in both theory and practical components
  • Support students to answer the full range of questions in written papers.
  • Take away approaches that engage and motivate students.
DATES & LOCATION London | Tuesday 18 January 2022

London | Monday 27 June 2022

  • Teachers new to delivering GCSE PE
  • Teachers returning to GCSE PE teaching
  • Non-specialist teachers supporting the PE programme
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: Overview and the route to success

  • What makes a good GCSE PE student?
  • Structuring your course to engage all students
  • Recognise the key challenges and opportunities for effective teaching
  • Using the 9-1 grading to inform teaching and learning.

11.00 – 11.15am: Break

11.15 – 12.15pm: Developing active learners

  • Getting students involved in their learning – making theory ‘practical’
  • Set an engaging and motivating classroom
  • Approaches to tackle challenging theory areas
  • Encouraging effective writing and learning habits
  • Establishing answer frameworks for students, including extended answers

12.15 – 12.45pm: Effective differentiation

  • Tracking your students’ progress to maximise potential
  • Making full use of different learning styles
  • Identifying and challenging the more able students with proven strategies
  • Motivating the less able through personalised target setting

1.00 – 1.45pm: Lunch 

1.45 – 2:45pm: Success in the NEA

  • Understand and share the practical assessment criteria
  • Maximise student strengths and support weaknesses
  • Using ‘Assessment for learning’ to boost practical marks
  • Teaching how to analyse and improve performance
  • Ensure a successful moderation process

2.45-2.50pm: Afternoon break

2.50–3.30pm: The importance of exam technique

  • Learn from Examiners’ reports – key points from the most recent exams
  • Incorporating AO1, AO2 and AO3 into student answers
  • Using RADAR
  • Top tips for students

3.30-3.45pm: Plenary and Q&A

3.45pm: Depart

David Pryce 

David is an experienced examiner and moderator and has delivered a wide range of training at conferences and CPD events. With over twenty years’ experience of teaching and examining GCE and GCSE PE, he combines a range of teaching and learning strategies with real insight into the key skills needed for examination success.