The extended questions are even more challenging in the 2016 OCR specification, with students having to deal with complex synoptic links. This course will clarify the demands and give teachers strategies to prepare their students for outstanding outcomes and access the highest grades, including the A*. You will be taken through the whole process: engaging with the assessment criteria, marking exemplar responses, preparing your own extended questions and preparing students to fulfil the assessment criteria when answering questions.


  • Analyse the new extended questions and synoptic elements
  • Preparing for synoptic skills within an extended question
  • ‘Hands on’ planning of a synoptic extended response
  • Write your own questions at the right level
  • Take part in a marking workshop using levels mark schemes on exemplar work


COURSE DATE London Friday 23 November 2018
  • Heads of PE
  • Teachers of OCR A level 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 – 11.00am: Overview, principles and practicalities of the new assessments

  • Overview of the specification and assessment methods
  • Identifying synoptic links in the specification
  • How to best prepare students to tackle synoptic questions

11.00 – 11.15am


11.15 – 12.30pm: Preparing students to answer extended questions

  • Explore exemplar material to interpret levels marking
  • Examine strategies to get students to deliver top level responses to extended

12.30 – 1.30pm: Lunch and informal discussion


1.30 – 2.30pm: Marking workshop to interpret grading criteria

  • Fully engage with the marking criteria
  • Take part in a marking activity to interpret grading criteria and boost your confidence

2.30 - 2.45pm: Discussion: afternoon tea


2.45 - 3.45pm: – Writing your own extended questions

  • Increase the resources you have at your disposal for preparing students for exams
  • Write questions at the right level to challenge your students
  • Creating mark schemes for your questions to mirror the exam board

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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