New to Teaching OCR GCSE PE

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This course offers an introduction and overview to teaching the OCR GCSE Physical Education course for anyone in their first years of teaching the course, or for anyone lacking confidence in delivering the course effectively. While assessment materials will be drawn from the OCR course, many of the teaching and learning ideas for the delivery of the theory will be applicable to other specifications.


  • Provide teachers of OCR GCSE Physical Education the material and confidence to teach effectively to all ability ranges
  • Obtain exceptional understanding of the assessment objectives and how to teach them
  • Gain insight into the content, the exam structure and the how exams are marked.
  • Leave with teaching and learning ideas for multiple topics
  • Understanding of how to differentiate using scaffold and stretch strategies for extended questions
  • Appreciate the requirement for the NonExamined Assessment (NEA)


An introduction to the specification

10.00 – 11.00am
  • An overview of the Physical Factors Affecting Performance and Socio-cultural Issues and Sports Psychology units
  • The structure of each unit
  • Introducing the range of question types across the three units
  • Illustrations of resources and strategies to aid learning


Morning Break

11.00 – 11.15am

Preparing students for exams

11.15 – 12.30pm
  • Reading the questions and extracting the correct information
  • Exemplar responses for the differing types of questions
  • Common mistakes and pitfalls
  • Marking student work effectively
  • Student self-evaluation



12.30 – 1.30pm

NEA – the practical component

1.30 – 2.30pm
  • An overview of the practical activity options
  • Assessing the practical activities
  • The importance of off-site video footage
  • The moderation process – how it works


Afternoon break

2.30 – 2.45pm

NEA – the written assessment

2.45 – 3.45pm
  • An overview of the AEP written coursework assessment
  • Assessing the AEP
  • Extracts from an exemplar AEP
  • Effective programming and preparation for the NEA – Ensuring your students are read


London | Monday 27 November 2023
London | Monday 04 March 2024

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London | Monday 27 November 2023
London | Monday 04 March 2024

This course, tailored to suit, can be delivered in your school. Discuss this further with our CPD team on 01625 532974 or click below to make an enquiry.


Diane Skelly has a wealth of experience in the delivery of examinations of Physical Education at both GCSE, AS and A-Level. She is currently employed in an Ofsted graded Outstanding Physical Education department in a large, mixed secondary school.


  • ECT’s in Physical Education
  • Teachers just starting to deliver OCR GCSE PE
  • Teachers lacking in confidence in teaching GCSE PE


  • A specially prepared folder of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance

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