This NEW conference, is designed in the light of the 2018 examinations. The revamped conference will focus on challenging areas, how to boost grades and how to meet the demands of the questions for examination success in 2019.

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 examinations. 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
  • 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
CONFERENCE DATES Manchester Friday 08 March 2019
London Tuesday 12 March 2019
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Conference



10.15 – 10.25am: Welcome and introduction


10.25 – 11.00am: Essential exam tactics

  • What we learnt from 2018 exam series: our examiners guide you through what made a difference to grades in OCR A Level PE
  • How to produce what the examiners want – top tips in successfully approaching and answering the different types of exam question
  • Proven strategies for successful revision for A Level PE students

11.00 – 11.45am: Applied anatomy and physiology: tricky topics made easy

Using examples, our examiners take students through the key ways to ensure success in the exams on the more challenging areas of the specification

  • Cardiovascular / respiratory systems
  • Energy for Exercise
  • Environmental effects on body systems

11.45 – 12.00pm: Break


12.00 – 1.00pm: Skill Acquisition and Sports Psychology: simple, memorable and effective practical application

How to improve exam answers and revision

  • Stages of learning – a synoptic application, which will boost the quality of responses across the specification
  • Attitude and attitudinal change
  • Aggression vs assertion
  • Attribution – including a holistic approach to revising sports psychology

1.00 – 1.30pm: 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

1.30 – 2.00pm: Lunch


2.00 – 2.35pm: Exercise physiology: a round up of key topic areas

  • Diet and nutrition
  • Preparation and training methods
  • Injury prevention and rehabilitation
  • Question and answer session with the examiners

2.35 – 3.35pm: Socio-cultural issues

  • Making the content stand off the page
  • Sport and Society – Emergence and evolution of modern sport (social and cultural factors)
  • Contemporary Sporting Issues – Implications, gambling, modern technology

Russell Tomlin

Educational Consultant, outstanding teacher and training provider

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.

Steve Fuller

Steve 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