Designed for teachers who are teaching the OCR AS and A Level PE specifications for the first time.  This course will provide guidance and ideas for planning and teaching, updates to current good practice and advice on how to adapt to the new requirements.  Delegates will take away an understanding of the new structure, content and assessment procedures, as well as interesting and motivational ideas for teaching the new content, and a clear plan of action to implement after the course.


  • Consider a variety of options for planning and managing the course in your centre
  • Clarify the requirements for practical performance OR coaching
  • Understand the oral response task (EAPI)
  • Engage with exemplar work to prepare students for assessment demands
  • Feel confident with the new compulsory biomechanics element at AS and A Level
  • Learn how to help students achieve their full potential at AS and A Level PE with OCR
  • Get students involved in their learning – making theory ‘practical’
COURSE DATE London Wednesday 13 March 2019
  • All teachers and heads of department teaching the new OCR A Level PE specification
  • Ideal for teachers who have delivered OCR in the past as well as those moving from other exam boards
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
  • A specially prepared folder of 50+ pages full of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance
  • Two course restaurant lunch
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Guaranteed high quality venues

10.00 – 11.00am
Getting going – all you need for a successful and enjoyable start

  • Overview of the AS and A Level
  • Course organisation
  • Exemplar models for management/delivery
  • Building schemes of work
  • Resources
  • Sample Assessment Materials (SAMS)

11.00 – 11.15am
Discussion: coffee break

11.15 – 12.30pm
Performance in Physical Education – Non Examined Assessment (NEA)

  • Practical performance OR coaching – clarification on requirements
  • Applying the assessment criteria
  • Guidance with performance tables
  • Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement (EAPI )- the oral response task – clarification/protocol/controls
  • Applying the assessment criteria
  • Filmed evidence and filming of moderation – clarification

12.30 – 1.00pm
The theory exams – approaching them with confidence

  • Sample Assessment Materials (SAMS) – continued
  • Coach candidates with confidence – in both AS and A Level
  • Exam and marking technique – for both the shorter and synoptic ‘essay’ questions
  • Synoptic questions – ideas for development and outstanding outcomes

1.00 – 1.45pm
Lunch and informal discussion

1.45 – 3.00pm
Physiological factors affecting performance

  • Anatomy & Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics (including technology in sport)
  • Presentation followed by ideas for stimulating, student-centred learning
  • Making complicated concepts accessible for all
  • Preparing students for examinations – techniques and strategies for success

3.00 – 3.45pm
Social-cultural issues

Exploring the specification content:

  • Sport and Society
  • Contemporary sporting issues
  • Getting students involved in their learning – making theory ‘practical’

3.45 – 4.00pm
Physiological factors affecting performance

Sarah van Wely

Sarah specialises in the socio-cultural aspects of A Level PE. Having taught the course for many years she is a freelance educational consultant writing and delivering teacher workshops and student revision and study days. Her courses are greatly appreciated due to her practical, lively and no-nonsense approach. Sarah is co-author of various student texts, teacher files and revision guides and she writes and markets resources for AS and A2 Physical Education – including the very popular Teacher Resource Files and PEpods. She is fully involved in the examination process with one of the leading examination boards.

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Dave Carnell

Dave is a reviser for a leading examination board at AS/A2 Physical Education as well as a former senior examiner and practical moderator. He is Head of Physical Education at King Edward VI College, Stourbridge, a grade 1 OfSTED Beacon Status department and has taught A Level Physical Education for 25 years.  He is co-author of Heinemann / Pearson publications – AS and A2 Physical Education for OCR with accompanying teachers’ resource file and AS revision guides. With PEfocus, he has also produced an ever popular AS A&P student / teacher resource.

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