This redeveloped course is designed for new teachers of OCR GCSE Physical Education specification. The course will examine the changes to the specification and assist centres in addressing the changes in the weighting of the assessment objectives, together with guidance of how to cope with the synoptic, qualitative and quantitative elements of assessment.


  • Gain superb advice, guidance and resources on how to teach the specification excellently
  • Understand the focus of each unit and assessment approaches
  • Learn how to manage the EAP requirements to produce excellent outcomes
  • Understand how synoptic, qualitative and quantitative work is incorporated into assessment
  • Take away a range of teaching approaches for the specification


COURSE DATE London Friday 21 June 2019
  • NQTs and teachers new to teaching OCR GCSE PE
  • Teachers looking to strengthen results and try new approaches
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
An overview of the 2016 specification

  • What are the main topics and challenges of the specification?
  • Planning the programme, the practical component and EAP
  • Teaching the theory: advice and strategies
  • Assessment weightings – why they matter and how this impacts upon your teaching
  • Feedback from the 2018 exams: key points to consider in teaching OCR PE

10.45 – 11.00am
Discussion: coffee break

11.00 – 12.15pm
Delivering Component 1: Physical factors affecting performance

  • Planning the two elements of the component
  • Knowing your students’ starting points
  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology
  • Physical Training
  • The use of practical examples and application to the theoretical aspects
  • Qualitative and quantitative data in exam questions
  • Different teaching approaches to Component 1: ideas to take away

12.15 – 1.15pm
Delivering Component 2: Socio-cultural issues and sports psychology

  • Adapting your approach: ideas and methods that work
  • Planning the three elements of the component:
    • Socio-cultural influences
    • Sports psychology
    • Health, fitness and well-being

1.15 – 2.15pm
Lunch and informal discussion

2.15 – 2.45pm
Performance in Physical Education

  • Non-examined assessment – what are the implications for your teaching?
  • Feedback from 2018, including a look at performance on key grade boundaries
  • Selecting the best activities for your students
  • Assessing the practical activities and giving feedback
  • Scoring high marks – Analysing & Evaluating Performance (EAP)

2.45 – 3.30pm
Preparing for the examinations

  • Embedding skills over the entire course
  • Strategies for preparing/assessing students at different levels of ability
  • Strategies for the synoptic element and extended questions

3.30 – 3.45pm

Diane Skelly

Diane has a wealth of experience in the delivery of examinations of Physical Education at both GCSE, AS and A Level. She is currently employed in an Ofsted graded Outstanding Physical Education department in a large, mixed secondary school. She has over twenty years’ experience in all aspects of examining and moderating with one of the major examination boards. She has a very pragmatic and structured approach to the preparation of students for formal examinations for Physical Education and her courses seek to share this approach with delegates.

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