This updated 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 ideas and approaches that enable students to reach the highest grades in both the practical and written units
  • Utilise feedback from 2019 to improve grades for the most able students
COURSE DATES London | Friday 28 February 2020
London | Friday 26 June 2020
  • 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
Using feedback from 2019 For Most Able Students

  • Utilising the main points of feedback from the 2019 series in teaching the most able students
  • Strategies to overcome deficiencies in both knowledge and examination technique
  • Addressing issues in unit result differences

11.15 – 11.30am
Discussion: coffee break

11.30 – 12.15pm
Keeping Able Students on Track for Grades 7 – 9

  • Developing independent learners for examination achievement
  • Strategies to develop high level independent and outstanding learners
  • Examples of excellence
  • Monitoring and analysing results for ongoing progress – how to keep the most able students on track for grades 7 to 9

12.15 – 12.45pm
Outstanding Teaching and Results in the NEA component

  • Achieving outstanding results – what do students need to do to reach the highest level in the NEA
  • Ensuring that practical and Analysing and Evaluating evidence is conducive to meeting OCR requirements to justify marks of all students
  • Characteristics of excellent work in the three sports and the AEP
  • Practical performance feedback and how to use the assessment criteria more effectively
  • Quality of offsite video footage submissions and the impact on moderation

12.45 – 1.45pm
Lunch and informal discussion

1.45 – 2.30pm
Developing Outstanding Exam Results

  • Variations in the programme of study
  • Analysing candidate performance in extended questions – strategies to access level 3
  • Strategies for monitoring progress

2.30 – 2.45pm
Discussion: afternoon tea

2.45 – 3.45pm
Further Classroom Ideas and the Examinations

  • Classroom ideas for Unit 1: Physical factors affecting performance and Unit 2: Socio-cultural and sports psychology

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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