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GCSE & A-Level PE

Your teenager has probably been enjoying snowsports for a few years, and now has the opportunity to put their skills to use with their GCSE or A-Level Physical Education qualification. All they need to do is get evidence of their performance to meet the assessment criteria.

The Snow Centre has set up EXCLUSIVE Friday evening GCSE & A-Level PE Assessment sessions so young people can get the video footage they need. Available every Friday during the school term - sessions are extremely popular so book early to avoid dissapointment!

There's two options available - A 2 Hour fully coached session with one of our instructors, or a simple 1 Hour Slalom Lift Pass that will give you a chance to film your son or daughter on a slalom run.

Option 1 - GCSE & A-Level PE Instructor Evidence Session

A 2 Hour session to film all elements of the assessment criteria, allowing our instructors the time to give hints and tips and ensure the technique is on point. In this session your instructor will help to gather the evidence required for the Skiing or Snowboarding assessment criteria, including a slalom course from top to bottom of our Main Slope. 

Throughout the session, the instructor will film the evidence from points around the slopes to highlight good technique. You should provide the filming equipment (video, phone etc.) and will need to edit the footage after the session. Make sure all batteries are fully charged and where possible you bring a spare device as batteries can lose charge quickly in cold environments!

The session will include: 

  • 2 Hours Coaching with one of our top instructors
  • Access to both the Main Slope & Trainer Slope, including a stubbie slalom course*
  • Hire of Skis/Snowboard, Boots and Helmet
  1 Student 2 Students 3 Students 4 Students
2 Hour Instructor Evidence Session £150.00 £200.00 £250.00 £300.00

Our instructors are familiar with the criteria of the 3 examining boards in England:

AQA
OCR
Pearson Edexcel

To get the most out of this session, we highly recommend a warm up before meeting the instructor. This can be arranged for earlier in the afternoon for just £15 per person per hour. 

If there are several students from the same school who are working towards the same qualification, the instructor is able to coach and collect evidence for up to 4 students at a time. The students must all be collecting evidence for the same examining board, and all footage will be shot on one piece of filming equipment. It is the students responsibility to share the footage after the session. 

These sessions are extremely popular so book as soon as possible by calling us on 01442 241321.

*The Slalom will be a minimum of 10 poles (as that fulfils the exam criteria). The slalom poles are shorter training poles called stubbies. Timing of runs will be individual times trials using the counter on the chosen media recording device. 

Option 2 - GCSE & A-Level PE Slalom Lift Pass

Perhaps you collected most of the evidence on your last family trip to the mountains, or you took some footage on a recent visit to The Snow Centre. The evidence of skiing or snowboarding a gates or slalom course can be difficult to obtain. 

We've arranged a dedicated slalom course on selected dates with space at the bottom of the slope for a parent to film the run and complete the portfolio of snowsports evidence. 

The session will include: 

  • Access to a stubbie slalom course on the Main Slope*
  • Hire of Skis/Snowboard, Boots and Helmet
  1 Hour Slalom Lift Pass
1 Hour 5.30pm-6.30pm £49.00

Filming and all footage remains the responsibility on the student and parent. We highly recommend bringing a back up device and/or spare batteries as they lose charge quickly in the cold environment. 

Sessions last 1 hour, and due to popularity are unable to be extended. To get the most out of this session, we highly recommend a warm up before your session start time. This can be arranged for earlier in the afternoon for just £15 per person per hour. 

These sessions are extremely popular so book as soon as possible by calling us on 01442 241321.

*The Slalom will be a minimum of 10 poles (as that fulfils the exam criteria). The slalom poles are shorter training poles called stubbies. Timing of runs will be individual times trials using the counter on the chosen media recording device. 

The word from the slopes

  • “Love it here. Great slope and the staff are really friendly. Also love the Alpine bar and viewing area. So pleased to have it back.”

  • “We went to the snow centre in preparation for skiing holidays coming up. Due to Covid, the children will not have been skiing for 3 seasons by the time we go. Their confidence was therefore extremely low. The staff were so friendly and helpful. The tuition was excellent. A big thank you to everyone at the centre for getting their confidence back, especially Katrina Needham; Andy Thomson; Linda Forbes; Louise Carey and Tamara. We will definitely be back.”

  • “Facility is excellent, we’ll organised and very friendly. Had a personal session with Chris Smith, enthusiastic, great guidance and patience.”

  • “The snow centre is easy to find. There is plenty of parking and it's free. The coffee shop is really nice, you can watch the slope from there. Service was quick and staff members were very friendly. My daughter did a group lesson with James Taylor and loved it. He was excellent and made it fun and safe.”