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OCR A Level PE: Achieving Success in the NEA

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In this course, you will maximise success with effective strategies for the crucial non examined assessment. Led by our highly experienced expert Diane Skelly, the course will ensure that delegates have up to date information about the NEA component, as well as offering strategies and guidance for ensuring that students are prepared and assessed accurately in both the practical and oral elements of the NEA component, in readiness for moderation in 2024.


  • Receive up to date NEA information following on from the summer 2023 assessments
  • Visit the 2023 OCR feedback from this series to improve outcomes in 2024
  • Increase understanding of the assessment criteria and levels of assessment used for both the practical activity and the EAPI
  • Develop an understanding of the significance of internal standardisation and cross standardisation within a centre
  • Experience an interactive exercise, viewing videos of practical activities and applying, through discussion, the assessment criteria for each activity
  • Develop strategies for preparing candidates accurately for the EAPI assessment
  • Reinforce how to apply the EAPI assessment criteria to an oral assessment exemplar
  • Experience an interactive assessment exercise of applying the assessment criteria with other delegates


Learning from 2023 to ensure accurate assessment in 2024

10.00 – 11.00am
  • Common errors across centre assessments in 2023 – lessons to be learned
  • Preparation, assessment, moderation – a flow chart for accurate assessment
  • Administrative guidelines for the submission of NEA assessments



11.00 – 11.15am

Preparing students for practical activity assessment

11.15 – 12.30pm
  • Do students know how they are to be assessed in their chosen practical activity? Do they have a checklist of success in core and advanced skills? Do they have the assessment criteria for their activity? Do they know what they need to do to gain marks in the higher levels? Do they know what they need to do to improve their mark?
  • How, where and when should students be assessed in their practical activity?
  • Maintaining centre evidence of student performance throughout the course
  • Accurate and realistic Competitive Logs to support assessment
  • Applying the assessment criteria accurately to a range of activities – a standardisation exercise



12.30 – 1.30pm

Preparing students for the EAPI

1.30 – 2.30pm
  • Current updates to NEA assessment
  • Common errors in how centres prepare and assess students in the EAPI
  • A strategy and timeline for preparing candidates for the EAPI
  • Ensuring that all elements of the EAPI guidance are covered
  • When and how to integrate theory into the EAPI – examples from each of the three theoretical components


Afternoon break

2.30 – 2.45pm

Accurate assessment of the EAPI

2.45 – 3.45pm
  • How to accurately match the assessment criteria to a student response
  • An exemplar response
  • Assessing a candidate response – a delegate exercise


London | Tuesday 14 November 2023

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London | Tuesday 14 November 2023

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.


  • Teachers who deliver either or both elements of the NEA component of the OCR A level PE specification
  • 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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