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OCR A-Level PE: Achieving Outstanding Results in Paper 2

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This excellent new course is designed for OCR A-Level PE teachers aiming to enhance their expertise in preparing students for success in Paper 2: Psychological factors affecting performance and Paper 3: Sociocultural issues in physical activity and sport. The course will delve into key strategies for understanding the exam structure, tackling various question types effectively, providing an intense, advanced, focus on deconstructing questions from papers 2 and 3 and deciphering example responses.

There will also be a focus on pedagogy, but most importantly on preparing students for the exam. This course will provide a focus on raising a grade B to a grade A/A* and how to do this with specific topics from papers 2 and 3. The course will include a section on exam tactics and techniques, with what examiners need to see and how to get your students to do this.


  • Gain a deep understanding of how to deliver topics from papers 2 and 3 with a focus and purpose to improve attainment
  • Increase the number of students with potential for the highest grades in this paper
  • Explore many topics from paper 2 and 3 with suggestions on how to maintain focus on the end attainment
  • Develop a teaching philosophy that is informed, targeted and effective, with proven strategies for teaching challenging content
  • Enhance your ability to guide students in effective exam preparation
  • Gain resources that you can take away for immediate use in the classroom


Examining the Components of Papers 2 & 3 and Embedding Effective Pedagogy

10.00 – 10.40am
  • Examining the specific requirements of paper 2 and 3 – analysing the assessment objectives and their implications
  • Understanding the weighting and different sections in the exams
  • Identifying the key challenges in the papers and the key skills required for success
  • Reviewing the most recent exams – learning from previous mistakes
  • Developing smart and effective pedagogy that maximises attainment

2.1: Skill Acquisition

10.40 – 11.20pm
  • Explore innovative teaching strategies for conveying complex concepts in skill acquisition
  • Address and devise specific lesson ideas for challenging content
  • Understand the various question types likely to be encountered for applied anatomy and physiology
  • Analyse past examination questions to gain insights that will inform and improve your teaching approach


11.20 – 11.40am

2.2: Sports Psychology

11.40 – 12.20pm
  • Tackling the problematic areas in Sports Psychology
  • Building student confidence in dealing with difficult topics
  • How Sports Psychology is likely to be examined
  • Examining past questions to inform your teaching

3.1: Sport and Society

12.20 – 1.00pm
  • Effective strategies to navigate tricky areas in sport and society
  • Grappling with complex topics – ensure success with your cohort
  • Understanding the anticipated examination structure for sport and society
  • Drawing insights from past examination questions to enhance your teaching methods


1.00 – 2.00pm

3.2: Contemporary Issues in Physical Activity and Sport

2.00 – 2.40pm
  • Lesson ideas – integrating real-life examples and case studies for better comprehension
  • Developing teaching strategies for complicated concepts
  • Understand the various question types likely to be on the exam
  • Examining past questions to inform your teaching

Ensuring Success in Extended Response Questions

2.40 – 3.10pm
  • A look at sample responses and why they have been marked, how they have been marked
  • Developing an approach to marking that enables progression of all students
  • Marking task: a short, interactive session which involves marking sample responses
  • Good habits when marking extended responses


3.10 – 3.20pm

Effective Exam Preparation Strategies

3.20 – 3.40pm
  •  Developing comprehensive revision plans for students
  • Implementing formative assessment strategies throughout the course
  • Exploring resources and tools for effective exam preparation
  • Addressing common pitfalls and challenges in the lead-up to the exam



London | Monday 01 July 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.


  • Experienced OCR A-Level PE teachers
  • Teachers new to OCR A-Level PE
  • Heads of 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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