Effective Teaching and Learning for higher standards in Examination Physical Education

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Effective Teaching and Learning for higher standards in Examination Physical Education

What is this course about?

From April 2015, 31 new subject qualifications (GCSE and GCE) will be submitted to Ofqual by examination boards for accreditation. If accredited then these qualifications will be first taught in schools from 2016 with first examinations from 2016. This course has been developed in response to these changes which amongst the widely reported 9-1 grading system, a linear assessment system and content not divided into modules expect that students will understand the interrelationship between the different areas of study and develop an awareness they all have collectively on performance. This has implications for our pedagogical approach.


What does this course cover?

The course will provide a clear rationale for change and focus on the teaching of awarding organisation’s specifications. In particular we will explore strategies in the short, medium and longer term that you can use to ensure higher standards. Relational teaching and learning will be showcased especially with regard to the type and nature of examination questions. The importance of using specifications to develop integral units of work will also be investigated.


Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for any secondary physical education teacher, delivering GCSE Physical Education in schools who is keen to raise the standard of achievement in the subject.


What is the duration of the course?

The course is one full day from 9am for registration and refreshments for a 9.30am start through to 4pm.


How is it assessed?

Your needs are assessed throughout the day and responded to. There is no formal assessment required on your part. You will be provided with a colour bound course booklet and a 2GB memory stick with the PowerPoint used and numerous documents providing background reading.


How can I be confident of quality?

Andrew Frapwell is a registered Ofqual subject expert who was involved in the quality assurance process developing the new GCSE in Physical Education. He is currently a Lead Reviewer for Ofqual for the GCE AS and A Level accreditation. He is the author of “Assessing without Levels” (Coachwise 2015). You will engage in practical activities to encourage deep learning.


How much will this cost?

It will cost you £190+vat.  This includes course administration, planning, delivery, photocopying, resources, certification, unlimited refreshment and a two-course luncheon.

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