Tuesday 20 October 2020 4pm (1hr)

Code: 7804


This webinar will provide an opportunity to boost knowledge, application and evaluation within key topics from the specification. The underlying theme of this webinar will be a targeted focus on concrete examples and unique memorisation strategies to recall and apply challenging topics such as, global sporting events, media, commercialism and routes to excellence to a variety of exam questions / assessment objectives. Targeted social and cultural factors will be used as threshold concepts by which students can synoptically interleave knowledge between the different time periods and towards contemporary issues.


  • Gain outstanding knowledge of the most challenging/unexamined areas from the Socio-cultural issues paper
  • Receive innovative memorisation strategies to enhance recall
  • Obtain a detailed understanding of what examiners will be looking for in A02, AO3 questions
  • Access potential linked topics for the synoptic 10 mark question
  • A set of revision resources that will be sent in advance of the course
  • Take away follow up screencast links to aid revision post webinar


  • All students of OCR A-level PE


4.00pm – Reacting to the 2019 exam series feedback

  • What examiners are looking for and lessons learned for 2020

4.10pm – Comparing pre-industrial Britain and post 1850 industrial Britain

  • Where and why students struggle with this
  • Approaches to boost student understanding and ability to write excellent answers
  • Analysing example answers, with commentaries

4.25pm – Social and cultural factors through the time periods, linked to contemporary issues

  • Using knowledge to produce high quality assessment
  • Making the contemporary links

4.40pm – Memorisation and exam technique for hosting global events, media, commercialism and routes to excellence

  • Typical questions and question types
  • Key factors and features of these topics
  • What good and a great answers look like

4.55pm – 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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