This course is for experienced teachers of GCSE OCR PE and will help them to fine tune their teaching to create independent learners across all sections of the course, produce outstanding teaching and lessons and help students to attain outstanding results. It will help students to achieve the crucial grades of 7 to 9 in OCR PE, through new teaching approaches and examples of excellent work. Led by noted national trainer Di Skelly, delegates will gain a real understanding of what is required for their students to achieve the highest marks and grades in both practical and written assessments.


  • Take away teaching ideas and approaches that enable students to reach the highest grades in both the practical and written elements
  • Obtain excellent strategies and methods for teaching OCR GCSE PE from an expert presenter
  • Utilise feedback from 2018 to improve teaching and learning practice for top end students
  • Gain understanding of pedagogy for Grades 7 – 9 students that works across all of the elements of GCSE PE
COURSE DATES London Friday 29 November 2019
  • All teachers of OCR GCSE PE
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
  • A specially prepared folder of 50+ pages full 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


10.00 – 11.15am
Feedback from 2018

  • Learn the main points of feedback from the 2018 series and how to utilise these for outstanding teaching and the most able students
  • Where students at Grades 7 to 9 gained and lost marks and imparting that understanding to students
  • Unit results differences and how we can use this to improve teaching
  • Ways to move forward, eradicate inconsistencies and maximise success for students at grades 7 to 9

11.15 – 11.30am
Discussion: coffee break

11.30 – 12.15pm
Developing independent learners

  • Strategies to develop independent and outstanding learners, so that high ability students can produce excellent work
  • Common examples of excellence and learning from others
  • Monitoring and analysing results for ongoing progress – how to keep your most able students on track for grades 7 to 9
  • Teaching ideas and approaches to stretch and challenge the most able: how to make your students stand

12.15 – 12.45pm
Outstanding Teaching and Results in Performance in Physical Education

  • Achieving outstanding results – what do students need to do to reach the OCR standard at key grades
  • Ensuring that evidence is conducive to meeting requirements and justifying marks of all students
  • Ensuring success in the NEA: the characteristics of an excellent piece of work
  • Practical performance feedback and how to use the assessment criteria more effectively
  • Quality of video footage submissions and the impact on moderation
  • AEP feedback and making improvements for next year

12.45 – 1.45pm
Lunch and informal discussion

1.45 – 2.30pm
Developing outstanding understanding

  • Strategies for helping students making excellent links across practical and theoretical areas to improve both
  • Covering the specification with pace whilst retaining high level understanding
  • Analysing candidate performance in extended questions – strategies to improve performance in these questions and achieve the top grades
  • Strategies for monitoring progress, reassessing goals and working towards the examinations

2.30 – 2.45pm
Discussion: afternoon tea

2.45 – 3.45pm
Further Classroom Pedagogy and the Examinations

  • Dealing with differentiation at the top end excellently when teaching GCSE Level PE
  • Interactive ideas – strategies to boost classroom performance
  • Physical factors affecting performance: teaching anatomy and Physical training so that students get full marks
  • Ensuring students get Grades 7 to 9 on Socio-cultural issues and sports psychology: what differentiates the very best students

Diane Skelly

Diane 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.

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