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.


  • Obtain excellent strategies and methods for teaching OCR GCSE PE from an expert presenter
  • Utilise feedback from 2018 to improve teaching and learning practice
  • Gain understanding of pedagogy that works across all of the elements of GCSE PE
  • Obtain teaching approaches and ideas that enable your students to obtain grades 7 to 9
COURSE DATES London Tuesday 26 February 2019
London Friday 14 June 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 different grades 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 and 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

12.15 – 12.45pm
Outstanding NEA teaching and results

  • How to help students achieve outstanding results – what do they 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

2.30 – 2.45pm
Discussion: afternoon tea

2.45 – 3.45pm
Further classroom pedagogy

  • Dealing with differentiation excellently when teaching GCSE Level PE
  • Interactive ideas – try out and experience some strategies
  • Strategies for monitoring progress, reassessing goals and working towards the examinations

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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