In this course, led by experienced examiner and teacher Di, you will maximise success with effective strategies for the NEA and Oral Response (EAPI) assessments. Delegates will also improve their ability to submit accurate assessments which show their students at their very best.


  • Get excellent ideas for organising the assessment of the practical activities successfully
  • Prepare students for the EAPI with suggested strategies for delivery and assessment of the EAPI
  • Understand the significance of the administrative guidelines for the submission of NEA assessments
  • Engage with a full range of example assessments
COURSE DATES London | Friday 19 June 2020
  • 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 – 10.45am
Feedback from 2019

  • Feedback from 2019: key areas of strength and weakness
  • A close review of areas in which students slipped in 2019
  • How to use the 2019 feedback to boost student achievement
  • Embedding relevant and applied theoretical concepts

10.45 – 11.00am
Discussion: coffee break

11.00 – 12.30pm
Success with the NEA assessments

  • The standards required for high performance in the NEA component
  • Areas of strength and weakness in student and centre work
  • In-depth coverage of the moderation process and video footage requirements
  • Boosting performance for A and A* students
  • Methods to strengthen performance for less able students
  • Administrative guidelines for the submission of the NEA assessments
  • Teacher workshop: standardisation exercise with real-life examples

12.30 – 1.30pm
Lunch and informal discussion

1.30 – 2.30pm
Analysing the requirements of the EAPI oral response

  • The OCR standard for the EAPI – what differentiates A*, A and C responses
  • Excellent practice for the EAPI
  • Problems associated with the EAPI in 2019 and before
  • Creating a programme of delivery
  • Explore the assessment criteria for students’ responses
  • How this information can be used successfully in teaching and learning
  • Strategies to reduce the potential of mark adjustment in the EAPI

2.30 – 2.45pm
Discussion: afternoon tea

2.45 – 3.45pm
Raising achievement in the EAPI oral response

  • Creating a development plan outline
  • Explore best practice for preparing students for top marks in the EAPI
  • Boosting the performance of the less able: where they lose marks, why and how to address this

3.45 – 3.50pm

  • Final questions and depart

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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