Tuesday 25 May 2021 – 4pm



Maximise marks in the OCR A-level PE Psychological Factors paper by applying proven strategies to combat common exam technique pitfalls. Develop a confident understanding of how threshold concepts such as stages of learning, classification of skills and personality interleave with future topics such as arousal theories, social facilitation/inhibition, and the zone of optimal functioning.


  • Confidently tackle challenging questions, following expert guidance from Wes Davis – who is currently leading an A level PE programme rated in the top 10% nationally (graded Alps 2 – 2019)
  • Review trickier topics with revision activities during the webinar, covering practice types, feedback and social facilitation/inhibition
  • Target higher grades with guidance on how to transfer previously learnt threshold concepts into outstanding evaluation/analysis responses


  • All students of OCR A-level PE


4.00 – 4.05 pm Welcome and Introduction

4.05 – 4.20 pm: Revisiting threshold concepts
• Understanding, retaining and applying knowledge on the stages of learning classification of skills and personality types

4.20 – 4.40pm: Using stages of learning to address common exam technique pitfalls – Putting the ‘Skill’ into skill acquisition
• Tackling poorly answered application questions (A02)
• Using stages of learning as a foundation to successfully evaluate more complex areas (AO3) of the skill acquisition specification (Guidance, feedback and practice types)

4.40 – 4.55pm: Transferring previously learnt threshold concepts to access the highest grades in future topics
• Transfer knowledge of stages of learning, classification of skills and personality to maximise success when analysing:
• Arousal theories
• Social facilitation/inhibition
• Zone of optimal functioning

4.55 – 5.00pm: Question and answer


Wes Davies

Wes has been teaching and achieving consistently outstanding outcomes in A level PE for 12 years. Such was the success of these outcomes, he was nominated and shortlisted for the Times Educational Supplement (TES) UK Teacher of the Year award 2017/2018. He is currently head of academic PE and a teaching and learning coordinator at Worcester Sixth Form College. Wes delivers CPD and revision sessions in his own college, local authority and at institutions around the country. He is an enthusiastic presenter who places a big emphasis on memory strategies. He is currently working as an examiner for a major awarding body.

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