Our mission is to give teachers back time in the classroom, and support you in helping your students perform to the highest standard.
So, in addition to our assessment platform we’re also building our free resource centre for teachers. This section of the site is designed to provide you with additional support for peer, self, and teacher assessments. We also want to help you and your students gain a more thorough understanding of assessment criteria for your exam board -- because being able to think like an examiner, and know what examiners are looking for, is a vital part of preparing pupils for their GCSE exams.
In our PE Resources section, you can download example 6 and 9 mark question and answers in order to help you mark mock papers and guide your students towards achieving their target grade. Currently we have examples for AQA and Edexcel PE GCSE, though we’re looking to add OCR too. If you can help us out with that, drop us a line.
How to use our PE GCSE 6 & 9 mark question resources
These long-answer GCSE question resources have been designed to support both teachers and pupils when it comes to maximising the marks students can achieve when answering long answer questions.
Each question and response has been broken down so that can clearly see:
- How the exam paper question is structured
- What the grading criteria is for each question
- How students should structure their responses in relation to the criteria
- What to look out for when marking pupils’ mock questions
- How to support your students to get the most marks and achieve their target grade
Top tips to support you when using this resource
- Share the breakdown of AOs and Level descriptors with students, in order to make sure that they understand exactly what’s expected of them and what that means in terms of their grades
- These resources can be used as success criteria when you’re dedicating time or lessons to extended questions and answers
- If the student has made no attempt at an evaluation, they stay in Level 1
- We have used colour (Red, Orange, and Green) to create a visual for each AO (so if you’re printing these out, you may want to print in colour!) These different colours help students to clearly see what areas of assessment have been addressed, and what’s missing.
What does each PE GCSE long-answer question resource include?
Overview of Assessment Objectives (AOs)
At the beginning of each resource, you will find an overview of assessment objectives. Each example answer is colour coded so that both teachers and pupils can clearly see the structure of the answer and therefore why the response has achieved the number of marks awarded:
The Question & What’s Required for Each Level (1-3)
We also include the example question followed by a table which clearly outlines what’s meant by Knowledge (AO1), Application (AO2), and Evaluation (AO3) in the context of this question.
This means you know exactly what you’re looking for in the students’ answer:
Tips for answering questions
You’ll also find prompts or reminders for teachers to maximise the effectiveness of these resources:
Example responses at Levels 1-3
These have been written by experienced examiners, as examples of the type of answer your students might give to the questions. We have included responses which would be graded as Level 1, 2, or 3 followed by the reasoning behind the grade.
As you can see, these responses are colour-coded to allow you to match them up to the AOs outlined at the beginning of the document:
Tips for teachers
After each question, we include tips and / or example comments which teachers can ask in order to get students thinking about getting their answers to the next level:
Tips for students
As well as tips for teachers when it comes to marking questions, within some of these resources we also provide tips for the students to keep in mind when structuring their answers and ensuring that they address each of the required AOs:
So that you know which resources to download for what, here’s an overview of what you’ll find in the GCSE PE Resources section:
Pupil Criteria: This is the grade criteria for the NEA (Non-Examined Assessment) simplified so that students can access, understand and interpret the criteria more easily
Pupil Criteria (Example): This is an example of how to use the criteria in a lesson or to accurately assess a pupil’s mark
Teacher Criteria: This is a copy of the original criteria from the exam board so that teachers are able to check and quality assure the simplified version we provide
Questions: This resource provides teachers with a classroom exercise where pupils can answer the questions
Teacher Pack: The teacher pack is the full resource in one place. This contains
- The instructions
- The questions
- The mark scheme
- The leveled responses
- And guidance on how pupils can improve the answer to move to the next level
Group Work | Exercise | Activity: This is a single resource that can be used for group work with pupils in the lesson. Use this for the centre of the table, or get students to work in pairs to discuss the criteria and what should be included in model answers.
Answers: This is the answers only. Pupils can answer the questions on a separate resource / worksheet and then receive this to self or peer assess the work.
Are you an experienced examiner, and able to help us create resources for other subjects? We’d love to hear from you! Email Brett at email@example.com to find out more.