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.

This NEW exciting, 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
CONFERENCE DATES Coventry Thursday 07 March 2019
London Friday 05 April 2019
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Conference


10.00 – 10.30am
Welcome and Introduction

  • Setting the scene for the day
  • Video montage of sporting clips and achievements
  • MOTIVATIONAL OPENING: Craig Heap, Olympic gymnast – linking key GCSE focus areas to professional challenges and successes

10.30 – 11.15am
Mastering the content of the paper 1 – Physical factors affecting performance

  • Introduction to ‘having a plan’- including time suggestions and exam technique to ensure success
  • Common/likely exam mistakes
  • EXAMINER TIPS: How to best to prepare and maximise your success in extended questions (6 marks)
  • Applied anatomy and physiology brought to life

11.15 – 11.30am
Morning break

  • Submit your questions to win a prize

11.30- 12.00pm
Paper 1 continued

  • Physical training
  • Working through the assessment objectives – what these are and why they really matter
  • Interactive 6 mark exam help section

12.00 – 12.40pm
Introduction to Paper 2

  • Key topics and concepts
  • Common/likely exam mistakes – what did examiners see in 2018?
  • EXAMINER TIPS: How to best prepare and maximise success in extended questions (6 mark)
  • Socio-cultural influences brought to life
  • Sports psychology – how to approach this topic area

12.40 – 1.20pm

1.20 – 1.30pm
Question Box

  • Chaired by Craig Heap, more time to hear about (and see) key successes. A chance to ask direct questions to all speakers with a prize awarded for the best question.

1.30 – 2.40pm
Paper 2 continued

  • Sports psychology continued
  • Health, fitness and well-being – how to learn this to improve exam answers

2.40 – 3.00pm
Final Top Tips and inter-school quiz

  • INTER SCHOOL QUIZ led by Craig Heap: applying the key conference content – with full student involvement and prizes for the best performers!
  • KEY POINTS from each of the presenters: how to improve your final grade

Ross Howitt

Education consultant, Senior Examiner, author and training provider

David Pryce

Experienced teacher, lecturer and senior examiner with national and international background in PE examinations

Craig Heap

Olympic gymnast, ‘Sporting Champion’ and media commentator

Students £25+VAT

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