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.
 DATE AND LOCATION London | Monday 9 March 2020
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Conference


10.25 – 10.45am
Welcome and starter

10.45 –11.15
Applied Anatomy and Physiology

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

11.15 – 11.40am
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…

Break – Submit questions to the experts

 12.00 – 12.30pm
Answering 20 mark questions

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


1.00– 1.40pm
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
  • Question and answer session with the examiners

2.15 – 3.30
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


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 (invited)

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

OCR A-level