This NEW, interactive and refreshed programme will allow your students to gain greater understanding of the requirements of the examinations and how to improve their performance in them, whilst gaining motivational support and advice on OCR GCSE PE and high performance sport.



  • A fully interactive day: the OCR GCSE PE specification brought to life with an Olympic gymnast, motivational sessions, ways to remember topics, exam focus areas and activities
  • Develop key skills further and find out how to gain as high a grade as possible in the 9-1 grading system
  • Craig Heap will work with the examiners during the sessions to bring the specification to life and show how to improve the final grade
  • Learn how to improve performance in the multiple choice, short answer and extended questions
  • Take away a comprehensive set of notes which can be used as part of revision and exam practice

10.00 – 10.30am: Welcome and Introduction

  • Overview of the day
  • General introduction to the papers and a philosophy for revision to maximise success
  • Learning from previous exam papers and common errors

10.30 – 11.15am: Mastering the content of Paper 1

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Movement analysis
  • How questions may be phrased and how to deal with them
  • Learning from past student responses

 11.15 – 11.30am: Morning break

11.30 – 12.00pm: Wrapping up Paper 1

  • Physical training
  • Question types and ways to beat the examiner
  • Thinking about the 6 mark question


12.00 – 12.15pm: Review of the key concepts so far and questions

12.15 – 12.45pm: Introduction to Paper 2

  • Socio-cultural influences
  • Ways to remember the key terms
  • Use of acronyms, rhymes and mind maps

12.45 – 13.30pm: Lunch

13.30 – 13.35pm: Question Box – answers and prize giving


13.35 – 14.00pm: Wrap up Paper 2 

  • Sport Psychology
  • Key aspects to consider and question types and their demands
  • How to approach the AO3 based answers

14.00 – 14.40pm: The final section and an approach to move forward

  • Health, fitness and well-being, diet and nutrition
  • Top Tips for exam success
  • Further help on tackling the 6 marker


14.40 – 14.45pm: Afternoon break


14.45 – 15.00pm: Final Top Tips and inter-school quiz

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 (Hodder, 2016). He has worked with Premiership football clubs and is highly renowned PE training provider.


Will Swaithes

Will is an experienced teacher, teacher educator and leader of teaching and learning. With nearly 20 years’ experience teaching and leading examination group courses in Physical Education at GCSE and A level alongside examiner and moderator roles for a number of awarding organisation


Craig Heap

Craig is a former Olympic gymnast and Commonwealth Games Gold Medal winner. He is a nationally renowned motivational speaker, ‘Sporting Champion’ and media commentator on sport, including for the BBC.

Students £25+VAT

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