Learning Grids for Edexcel GCSE PE

Help your ‘practical minded’ students understand the theory!

Pack includes question-only grids and answer versions for easy marking.

A brilliant idea designed to support differentiation. Students work through the question grids to review each specification point. Working alone or in pairs, with or without their books, every student can engage with this resource.


A very valuable resource to any PE department...

...Could easily be left as cover work, set for homework or used as part of a summative or formative assessment

L McCarthy-Wicks, HoD & Peer Reviewer
Requires minimal preparation and interaction from the teacher

Progressive structure helps students grasp the basics before tackling applied questions.

A godsend for weaker students who find it difficult to absorb information in class. Particularly supports ‘hands-on’ learners who need to write information down to absorb it.

The use of photos and diagrams is great, gives a bit more depth and perspective, especially for students who don't like reading

M Jane, Deputy Principle, HoD and Peer Reviewer
  • Leads to active learning, scaffolding of understanding and student confidence
  • An easy-to-set, yet valuable homework or cover lesson
  • Students work individually, you can focus where the help is needed
End result: revision notes – with full spec coverage!
Cross-referenced against
  • Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Physical Education Student Book, by Tony Scott (Pearson Education; 2nd Edition, ISBN 9781292129884)
  • Edexcel GCSE PE (9-1), by Sue Hartigan (Hodder Education; 3rd Edition, ISBN 9781471866968)
  • Edexcel GCSE Physical Education, by Maarit Edy and Matthew Hunter (OUP; ISBN 9780198370215)

ZigZag Education is not affiliated with OUP, Hodder Education or Pearson.

What do teachers say about this resource? (8589)

The resource is really good for lower level learners to use without additional teacher help for lesson. It is very user friendly, good images to give clarity to visual learners. You need to buy this for your SEND and PP pupils in your classes. On point!

R Flowers, Head of PE & Customer

Great resource, laid out very well. I like the idea of the grids and also the use of sporting examples. The use of photos and diagrams is great, gives a bit more depth and perspective especially for students who don't like reading. The fact that it is also linked to the textbook is great, makes it very user friendly. I think this would be used to support the classroom teaching, in that it could be used for reflection/checking for understanding, so that the teacher can help fill the gaps, rather than going through everything again with everyone, they can spend time in smaller groups where there are problems or concepts that are missing. 

M Jane, Deputy Principle, HoD and Peer Reviewer

A great resource for students, especially as revision, as it makes students consider questions and apply their knowledge and where applicable apply to a sporting example. This resource supports students in answering questions in relation to the theory and consolidates what they know. This has great educational value when preparing for exam questions. A great resource and has great potential. Other teachers would be interested in purchasing this as a resource to use alongside others.

G Bouchier, PE Teacher, Examiner & Peer Reviewer

Very good for low-level learners ... Gives a handy resource for Lower-ability and SEN pupils. Use zigzag for your resources as they are really good indeed.

R Flowers, HoD & Customer

What do teachers say about this resource? (8590)

The resource is great, it compliments component 2 very well as the pictures are really current and relative to the topics. Pupils just work from these sheets really independently and crack on without the teacher having to personalise learning too much. The pupils like the way they are written and find the work easy to do. You should buy these as a personalised learning resource to aid lower level learners especially. On the money!

R Flowers, Head of PE & Customer

It is user friendly... Lower ability stand more chance with accessing the work. Use Zigzag for your resources as they are great.

R Flowers, HoD & Customer

Very user friendly... I like the table formatting which makes it very easy for the reader/user to move through the topics. The value mainly lies within allowing students to see model answers and for helping students practise the answering of exam questions. I like the table formatting which makes it very easy for the reader/user to move through the topics. It is clearly broken up into questions, answers. It also had varied questions (short answer, longer answer, images to analyse).

S Owen, Head of PE & Peer Reviewer