This revised and updated course is designed to give teachers comprehensive guidance to ensure outstanding outcomes in the Skill Acquisition and Sport Psychology questions on the 2016 specification. A new, key area for teachers will be the quantitative skills assessment – the implications of this will be analysed and explained throughout the day. You will receive a good mix of practical teaching approaches and strategies to prepare students well for the examinations.


  • Organising and timing the delivery of the new specification
  • Incorporating quantitative skills into the delivery of the Skill Acquisition and Sports Psychology specification
  • Styles of exam questions and preparing candidates for the examinations
  • Exemplar responses – applying the assessment criteria
  • AS Level Skill Acquisition and Sports Psychology content, with ideas and strategies for lessons
  • Monitoring and evaluating student progress
  • Moving forwards into the full A Level
COURSE DATE Book in-school
  • All teachers of the new AS/A OCR PE specification who will be teaching the skills acquisition and sports psychology 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

  • Programming the Skill Acquisition & Sport Psychology specifications – a suggested delivery timetable
  • Incorporating quantitative and synoptic skills into the programme of delivery

11.00 – 11.15am
Discussion: coffee break

11.15 – 12.30pm
Teaching the new specification content

Examine effective lesson ideas for;

  • Craik & Lockhart’s levels of processing
  • Confidence and self efficacy in sports performance
  • Leadership in sport

12.30 – 1.30pm
Lunch and informal discussion

1.30 – 2.00pm
Monitoring and evaluation

  • Assessment Objectives and mark schemes – ensuring effective exam technique
  • Monitoring student work – strategies to create student self assessment

2.00 – 2.45pm
Preparing students for extended synoptic questions

  • Potential synoptic links between Skill Acquisition and Sport Psychology
  • Creating high Level 3 answers – a blueprint for success
  • Developing synoptic skills in Skill Acquisition and Sport Psychology

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 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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