This NEW conference is designed to support and inspire students to achieve their best grades possible in A level OCR  Physical Education.  Students will hear from three leading PE A level experts and be given high quality guidance, advice, exam techniques and examples to help them produce examination answers and performance to the best of their abilities.

All examples will be drawn from specific OCR exemplar material and responses.  The day is practically focused, and aims to inspire and motivate students as well as give valuable, high quality guidance.


  • Gain first hand advice and guidance from leading A Level PE experts in all areas of the papers
  • Understand how to improve your answers on Anatomy and Physiology, Exercise Physiology and more
  • Skill Acquisition and Sports Psychology: gain effective approaches to addressing questions in this key area
  • Answering 20 mark questions: how to access the high marks
  • Take away a full set of notes, ideas, revision materials
DATE & LOCATION London | Monday 08 March 2021
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Conference

*Venue subject to change dependent on student numbers 


10.25 – 10.35am
Welcome and starter

10.35 –11.05
Paper 1  Applied Anatomy and Physiology

  • Cardiovascular / respiratory systems
  • Energy for Exercise
  • Environmental effects on body systems
  • Answering energy system questions
  • How to approach and plan questions to ensure you achieve all of the marks
  • The links between the environment and modern technology on training and performance in elite sport

11.05 – 11.45am
Skill Acquisition and Sports Psychology: simple, memorable and effective practical application

A common sense approach to addressing questions in this key area including:

  • Synoptic exercise using skill topics
  • Attitude and attitudinal change
  • Audience – a common sense approach…

11.40-12.00 noon

Break – Submit questions to the experts

 12.00 – 12.40pm

Answering 20 mark questions

  • Sample student work and common mistakes to avoid
  • Analysing model answers: what do the students do well

12.30 – 1.00pm

1.00 – 1.40 pm

Biomechanics: keeping it simple and getting it right!

  • Biomechanical principles
  • Motion and mechanics
  • How they are assessed and how to produce excellent answers on them

1.40 – 2.10 pm – Exercise physiology: a round up of key topic areas

  • Diet and nutrition
  • Preparation and training methods
  • Injury prevention and rehabilitation
  • Reviewing examples of how Energy Systems is examined: what students need to know and demonstrate
  • Mastering the most challenging questions
  • Question and answer session with the examiners

2.15 – 3.30pm  Socio-cultural issues

  • Key features and issues which students need to apply to gain the highest marks
  • Sport and Society – Emergence and evolution of modern sport (social and cultural factors)
  • Contemporary Sporting Issues – Implications, gambling, modern technology
  • Gaining top marks in the exam: Having a plan for the exam – tactics and strategies to strengthen exam performance
  • The best technique for tackling the different types of questions
  • Know your A01 from your A03! What these are and why they matter
  • Interactive student session: question analysis from 2019, including model answers

 3.35 Final Top tips and close

Russell Tomlin

Russell’s MA research looked at congruencies between pupil, teacher and OFSTED perceptions of outstanding A-level teaching. His research has allowed him to share best practice which has impacted positively on outcomes at a number of schools and colleges. Russell is currently in charge of the academic PE programme at Brighton College.

Kate McDonnell

Kate is a current Head of PE and Curriculum Leader for Science and Sport in an Outstanding Beacon college, rated the top college nationally for ‘A Level Progress’. The PE department is an ‘Outstanding’ department with consistently high ALPS scores. In 2019 the performance of her high achievers was ALPS 2 ‘Outstanding’.

Steve Fuller

Stephen is a current Head of PE and has been teaching OCR PE for over ten years. Stephen has also successfully completed an MA in Education, focusing on revision strategies to improve performance within A Level PE.

Students £25+VAT

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