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Teaching OCR A-Level Physical Education For The First Time

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This revised course aims to provide teachers new to, returning to, or those with limited experience of delivering OCR A Level Physical Education an in-depth insight into both the theoretical and NEA specifications of this course, together with suggested strategies of how to deliver this popular A Level.


  • Gain in depth knowledge of the structure of the three theoretical units
  • Gain in depth knowledge of the two NEA units
  • Gain an understanding of the assessment process and strategies to maximise student outcomes
  • Develop an understanding of the NEA moderation process
  • To gain a comprehensive overview of both the theoretical and NEA components of the specification. To gain ideas and strategies on programming and delivery of the course


An introduction to the specification

10.00 – 11.00am
  • An overview of the Physiological, Psychological and Socio-cultural units
  • The structure of each unit
  • Ensuring topic areas which create the foundation for success – incorporating them into every lesson.
  • Recognising which areas will be most challenging for you and how to address these issues
  • Introducing the range of question types across the three units
  • Illustrations of resources and strategies to aid learning



11.00 – 11.15am

Preparing students for exams

11.15 – 12.30pm
  • Teaching towards the ’endgame’, what language to use, ensure you are marking ‘like the examiner’ and secure grading
  • Focus on essay structure in exams, how to pick up easy marks, and what top grade responses look like
  • Exemplar responses for the differing types of questions
  • Methodologies that boost student attainment: how to improve students by one grade, targeting top grades (A-A*).
  • 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
  • Analyse and evaluate their own/another Candidates performance in a formal or competitive setting with excellent levels of depth and breadth
  • Exemplar performances in a range of activities
  • The importance of video footage
  • The moderation process



2.30 – 2.45pm

NEA – the oral assessment

2.45 – 3.45pm
  • An overview of the EAPI oral assessment
  • Assessing the EAPI
  • An exemplar of an EAPI
  • Effective programming and preparation for the NEA





London | Monday 13 November 2023
London | Tuesday 19 March 2024

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London | Monday 13 November 2023
London | Tuesday 19 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. She has over twenty years’ experience in all aspects of examining and moderating with one of the major examination boards. She has a very pragmatic and structured approach to the preparation of students for formal examinations for Physical Education and her courses seek to share this approach with delegates.


  • Teachers who are delivering OCR A Level PE for the first time
  • Teachers with limited experience delivering OCR A Level 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
  • Two course restaurant lunch
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Guaranteed high quality venues

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