AQA A Level Physical Education: Face to face feedback on lessons to be learnt from the 2013 exams and how to improve delivery of PHED 1,2,3 & 4

Course Code: KTRSEP25PE

Northern Ireland based course
Antrim Civic Hall, Wednesday September 25, 2013 (1-4 pm)

Course Description & Aims

This course is for current or prospective teachers of AQA AS/A2 Level Physical Education. The course will provide teachers of Physical Education with a thorough knowledge and appreciation of the main lessons to be learnt from the 2013 AS and A2 PE exams. The course will also outline the common mistakes, features of A* answers and strategies for teaching areas of particular concern. The course leader will also discuss the practical modules at AS and A2 (including sections B&C coursework) whilst exploring best ways for students to gain the best practical marks and produce excellent written coursework. Throughout the course, there will be reference to actual student examples and some footage will be used to demonstrate good practice in the practical elements. Delegates will receive a copy of all hand outs and help sheets and have regular opportunities to ask questions which specifically relate to their centre.

N.B. The cost of the course allows centres to bring up to two members of their PE department allowing flexibility for newly qualified teachers, teachers with particular responsibilities or to share information. It is acceptable for one member of staff to attend the AS component with another attending the A2 component.

Cost £125 per centre (up to two delegates)
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available

Please note that the course will also outline any updates in relation to specification development at A Level in line with the government review of A Levels.

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What are the benefits of attending this course?

  • Develop a thorough knowledge of what lessons need to be learnt from the 2013 PHED 1 & 3 exams
  • Gain an insight into specific areas of concern within the theoretical components and potential strategies to combat these concerns.
  • Gain an appreciation of A* responses in the theory paper (PHED 3)
  • The course cost includes access for up to two members of the PE department
  • View actual footage and gain an appreciation of best practice in the practical components
  • See best practice examples of Sections B & C coursework
  • Receive key feedback from a senior examiner/ moderator, whilst having the opportunity to submit questions specific to your centre

Course Leader: Ross Howitt

Ross is Principal Moderator for a major exam board. He has managed a strong team of teachers in a large and successful provider of GCSE and 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.

Cost: £125 (Payment can be made via BACS, Cheque or through a school invoice)

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AQA A Level Physical Education: Face to face feedback on lessons to be learnt from the 2013 exams and how to improve delivery of PHED 1,2,3 & 4

Full programme

This is a three hour course:

1pm – 1.50 pm

  • Welcome, introduction and layout for the course
  • THE AS EXAM
  • Key lessons to be learnt
  • Specific examples of student answers
  • Characteristics of A grade answers
  • Full and detailed feedback on typical student responses and areas for concern
  • A full analysis of the question 7 extended essay question and lessons to be learnt
  • This section will also include some practical teaching strategies to use to further enhance teaching of problematic areas.

1.50- 2.20

  • The main concerns from PHED 2 practical work
  • An opportunity to ask any centre specific questions
  • Use of actual footage from all roles to explain main points
  • Full brief in relation to moderation expectations for PHED2

02.20 - 2.25 Tea/ Coffee and biscuits

2.25- 3.25

  • THE A2 EXAM
  • Key lessons to be learnt
  • Specific examples of student answers
  • Characteristics of A* grade answers
  • Full and detailed feedback on typical student responses and areas for concern
  • A full analysis of the extended essay questions in each of the 3 areas and lessons to be learnt
  • This section will also include some practical teaching strategies to use to further enhance teaching of problematic areas.

3.25 – 3.35

  • Key lessons to be learnt from the PHED 4 practical
  • Opportunity to see examples of good practice
  • Opportunity to ask any centre specific questions

3.35- 4pm

  • Lessons to be learnt from Sections B&C coursework
  • Examples of best practice
  • Opportunities to ask centre specific concerns
  • Key points for the year ahead

Finish at 4 pm