This course is designed to give teachers comprehensive guidance to ensure outstanding outcomes in the Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport questions on the OCR specification. A key area for teachers is the synoptic and quantitative skills assessment – the implications of this will be analysed and explained throughout the day. You will receive an excellent mix of practical teaching approaches and strategies to prepare students well for the examinations.


  • Clear advice and methods for organising and timing the delivery of these aspects of the specification
  • Ideas and strategies for teaching Socio-Cultural issues in physical activity and sport
  • Incorporating synoptic and quantitative skills into the delivery of the Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport content
  • Prepare candidates for the examinations to the highest levels, using Exemplar responses
  • High level advice and guidance on successfully monitoring and evaluating student progress
COURSE DATE In-school only
  • All teachers of the 2016 A Level OCR PE specification who will be teaching Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport elements
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
Planning and structuring a good course

  • Planning the course – timing and delivering the Sport and Society and Contemporary Issues specifications
  • Incorporating quantitative and synoptic skills into the programme of delivery
  • Lessons learned from the 2018 results and utilising these to benefit your teaching

11.00 – 11.15am
Discussion: coffee break

11.15 – 12.30pm
Teaching the new specification content

  • Using resources to stimulate learning
  • Adopting a synoptic approach towards the socio-cultural specification
  • The specification content – the interrelationship between social and cultural factors in pre-industrial, post-industrial, 20th century and the 21st century
  • The specification content – adopting a structured approach to delivering; ethics in sport, commercialisation and media in sport and modern technology

12.30 – 1.30pm
Lunch and informal discussion

1.30 – 2.00pm
Monitoring and evaluating student progress

  • Assessment objectives and mark schemes – developing effective examination technique
  • Marking student work – accurate marking for effective feedback
  • Monitoring student work – strategies to create student self-assessment

2.00 – 2.45pm
Preparing students for extended synoptic questions

  • Creating high Level 3 answers – a blueprint for success
  • Preparing students for synoptic extended socio-cultural questions

2.45 – 3.00pm
Discussion: afternoon tea

3.00 – 3.45pm
Explore model exam responses

  • Examine exemplar work and interpreting mark schemes
  • Marking student work – accurate marking to create accurate and beneficial student feedback

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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