A fully interactive day for students: the OCR A Level specification brought to life with subject experts, exam focus areas and activities.  This conference will provide students with practical, engaging and motivational revision for the OCR A Level Physical Education examination.  Throughout the day, students will work with examiners and practitioners with a focus on improving their grades.



  • Gain first hand advice and guidance from subject experts that will enable students to really succeed in their exams
  • How to produce what the examiners want – top tips in successfully approaching and answering the different types of exam question
  • Exciting and interactive sessions, which boost student motivation and interest ahead of the assessments
  • Gain enhanced knowledge and understanding of key topics
  • Improved examination outcomes through a high-quality review of essential examination technique for A-level OCR PE
  • Receive a comprehensive workbook to complete on the day – this will form an excellent part of your revision after the event.


10.15 – 10.25am: Welcome and introduction

  • Key student difficulties at A-Level: what to work on!

10.25 – 11.00am: Applied anatomy and physiology – tricky topics made easy

  • Movement analysis – Common errors anticipated and corrected
  • Cardiovascular / respiratory systems – Key revision strategies to employ
  • Energy for Exercise – Keeping it simple and memorable

11.00 – 11.45am Biomechanics: keeping it simple and getting it right! 

  • Levers- spotting the ‘other’ ways questions can be asked.
  • Linear & Angular motion- graphical interpretation and explanation.
  • Fluid & projectiles- Getting free body diagrams right!

11.45 – 12.00pm: Break

12.00 – 12.45pm: Sport and Society

  • Socio-cultural characteristics warm up | Moving through the time periods
  • Interpreting and analysing data | Making sense of tables and graphs in Paper 3 (#nailing A03)
  • Global sporting events | Using practical application to bring your responses to life

12.45 – 13.30pm: Skill Acquisition and Sports Psychology

  • Skill acquisition – a synoptic application to learning and revising topics together
  • Attitude – a holistic approach
  • Aggression vs assertion – using a causes and combat approach

13.30 – 14.00pm: Lunch

14.00 – 14.45pm: Contemporary Sporting Issues

  • Ethics and Deviance | Using current issues to underpin your independent opinions
  • Sporting Excellence | The role of UK Sport and National institutes
  • Extended answers | How to embed contemporary social factors/modern day examples into your responses

14.45 – 15.35pm: Exercise Physiology

  • Synoptic links- spotting and explaining the topics that relate.
  • Components of fitness- how to make it examiner friendly.
  • Sports Injuries- applying it in a practical manner for revision.

15.35 – 15.45pm: Exam tips

  • Ten top tips to maximise exam success

15.45pm: Final questions & close


Abigail Chadd

Abigail has been teaching for over thirteen years and has taught in a range of sixth forms and colleges on varying exam boards. She has previously been an examiner and has a plethora of experience in individual tuition. Abigail’s experience as both a teacher and examiner has enabled her to really understand the complexities of delivering highly stimulating content alongside essential exam technique.

Ross Howitt

Senior Examiner, Principal Moderator and Coursework Advisor for a major examination board. He lectures at Edge Hill University and has managed one of the country’s largest and most successful A level PE departments. He is the author and co-author of numerous textbooks and articles, including AQA A level PE Book 1 and AQA A level PE Book 2.

Students £25+VAT

One free teacher place for every 10 student places
Additional teachers £35+VAT
Individual teachers £80+VAT