PEfest 2022

Join us on-line for our 11th annual PEfest OCR A-Level Physical Education specification

Half Day workshops

  • February 8-10 and March 1-3
    • for teachers of the OCR specification
    • suitable for all levels of experience
    • guaranteed to equip, motivate and inspire
    • two 75-minute sessions, plus break and ‘chat’
    • presenters with a wealth of teaching and examining experience and ‘know how’
    • course materials will be emailed before the event
    • Dropbox goodies – additional ‘lesson ready’ resources

Fee for each delegate for each webinar:

(not VAT registered)

  • £95 ‘early bird’ for bookings received on or before Friday November 19
  • £110 for bookings received after Friday November 19

Terms and Conditions – booking a place is a commitment to pay the full fee. We reserve the right to amend programme slightly if unavoidable.

Anatomy & Physiology with Exercise Physiology with Karen Foan

Thursday 3 March
9.30-12.30

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Outline: This webinar will give both new and experienced teachers increased knowledge, clarity, confidence and ideas. With her depth of knowledge and experience and her relaxed and approachable style, Karen will explore central themes of the specification with precision, while also giving time and space for questions and discussion. Course materials will be emailed before the event.

Session one focus:

  • Muscle contraction during exercise: Muscle Fibre Types – how to maximise marks
  • Cardio-vascular System – focus on the vascular system during exercise:
    • effects of exercise on heart rate, stroke volume and cardiac output
    • redistribution of cardiac output during exercise and recovery, the Vascular Shunt mechanism
    • mechanisms of Venous Return during exercise and recovery

Session two focus:

  • Training methods, methods of evaluating fitness and physiological adaptations
    • focus on the aerobic system
    • understanding exactly what to teach – with engaging teaching ideas
    • strategies for improving exam technique and performance
  • Synoptic:
  • the 20-mark question
  • clear guidance on structuring high grade answers
  • …and on accessing the top levels
  • using ‘DIRT’ in lessonsTimings:

9.30 – 10.45          Session One

10.45 – 11.00           Stretch / refresh / discuss

11.00 – 12.15         Session Two

12.15 – 12.30           Chat will remain open

 

Tutor Profile – Karen Foan

Karen is Associate Principal at Saint Francis Xavier SFC, London; previously Assistant Principal and Head of Sport and PE – Woking College, Surrey. She has taught A-Level PE for >20 years and is passionate about student led learning and personalisation. With particular expertise in/passion for the Physiological Factors component Karen has considerable experience teaching the whole specification. She is a highly experienced A-level PE Senior Examiner.

Biomechanics with Emma Stephens

Wednesday 9 February
9.30-12.30

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Outline: This webinar will offer powerful tips, tools, techniques and ideas to bring biomechanics to life and make it accessible and enjoyable for all teachers and students!

Course materials will be emailed before the event.

Focus:

  • Cracking biomechanics
    • building confidence – for students and teachers
    • making biomechanics accessible and fun!
  • Teaching
    • angular motion
    • projectile motion
  • Preparing students for the exam
    • revision strategies
    • hints and tips for top performance on the day

 

Timings:

9.30 – 10.45          Session One

10.45 – 11.00           Stretch / refresh / discuss

11.00 – 12.15         Session Two

12.15 – 12.30          Chat will remain open

 

Tutor Profile – Emma Stephens

Emma is Director of Teaching and Quality at The 6th Form College Farnborough –  which was awarded ‘Outstanding’ in its recent/October 2021 inspection. Having taught all components of the OCR course for many years Emma is an expert in her field with a wealth of knowledge and ideas to share. She is an experienced A-Level PE Examiner / Team Leader (theory) and Practical Moderator (coursework), as well as a practised INSET tutor.  Her students consistently attain excellent examination results.

 

Improving Outcomes in OCR A-Level PE with Emma Stephens

 Wednesday 9 February
1.30-4.30

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Outline: This webinar is for all colleagues interested in improving outcomes in their department – and might particularly attract Heads of Department and academic leads.

Emma will unpick and explore common issues, give time to reflect on current practices, and answer your questions with clear, solution focused answers.  There will be time to confer and share thoughts and ideas with colleagues. As Director of Teaching and Quality in a College that gained an Ofsted Outstanding as recently as October 2021 – Emma is the ideal person to lead this event and share best practice in her usual approachable and realistic style. Course materials will be emailed before the event.

 

Focus:

  • exploring how to model outstanding teaching and learning across the department
  • understanding how to develop a high-performance culture, supporting students to optimum exam performance
  • planning for the two year cycle: structuring the course to ensure peak performance
  • developing a strong understanding of the expectations of a subject leader in an Ofsted ‘deep dive’.

Timings:

1.30 – 2.45    Session One

2.45 – 3.00    Stretch break /refresh / discussion

3.00 – 4.15    Session Two

4.15 – 4.30    Chat will remain open

 

Tutor Profile – Emma Stephens

Emma is Director of Teaching and Quality at The 6th Form College Farnborough. Having taught all components of the OCR course for many years Emma is an expert in her field with a wealth of knowledge and ideas to share. She is an experienced A-Level PE Examiner / Team Leader (theory) and Practical Moderator (coursework), as well as a practised INSET tutor.  Her students consistently attain excellent examination results.

Practical Performance H555/05 (NEA) with Pete Bignell

Thursday 10 February
1.30-4.30

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Outline: This webinar will focus on the practical performance element of the NEA. With his positive, solution-based style, Pete will explore teachers’ most frequent NEA practical concerns and queries. There will be ample opportunity to raise questions – and a guarantee of straightforward, clear and accurate answers! Course materials will be emailed before the event.

 

Focus:

  • assessing your students with confidence and accuracy
  • clarification of the levels – using supporting evidence
  • the competitive log book – what’s involved, what’s needed & best practice
  • workable solutions to common challenges; especially post COVID
  • filming requirements & live moderation – best practice & updates
  • Discussion and Q&A – including any unresolved issues relating to the EAPI

Timings:

1.30 – 2.45    Session One

2.45 – 3.00    Stretch break /refresh / discussion

3.00 – 4.15    Session Two

4.15 – 4.30    Chat will remain open

 

Tutor Profile – Pete Bignell

Pete is currently Director of Sport and Physical Education at Abingdon School. He is a highly experienced teacher of OCR A-level Physical Education, and having moderated the coursework element for over 15 years, became Principal Moderator in 2016. He enjoys all sports and plays as much golf as he can!

Skill Acquisition with Sport Psychology with Wes Davis

 Tuesday 8 February
1.30-4.30

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Outline: This webinar will explore a variety of teaching and learning strategies as well as essential examination technique. With a focus on Skill Acquisition and Sports Psychology, it will offer innovative strategies for memorising challenging topic areas and explore the concept of interleaving and cognitive load to develop high level evaluation skills. It is suitable for teachers at all levels of experience. Course materials will be emailed before the event.

 Focus:

  • Make tricky topic areas ‘stick’ for all learners, including:
  • stages of learning
  • learning Theories
  • Craik and Lockhart’s Levels of Processing Model
  • attitude
  • Creative approaches to teaching:
  • practice types and feedback
  • social facilitation and Zone of Optimal Functioning
  • Theories of sport psychology: tactics to improve examination performance
  • from ‘describe’ to ‘evaluate’ in one simple step
  • reducing cognitive load with streamlined explanations

 

Timings:

1.30 – 2.45    Session One

2.45 – 3.00    Stretch break /refresh / discussion

3.00 – 4.15    Session Two

4.15 – 4.30    Chat will remain open

 

Tutor Profile – Wes Davis

Wes is Teaching and Learning Coordinator and Head of Sport at Worcester Sixth Form College. He is a highly experienced A level PE examiner with >15 years’ experience teaching all areas of the specification. He has a particular passion for the psychological component, revision strategies and the study of memory. In 2019, 22 of Wes’s 40 students achieved A*. He was recently shortlisted for the TES teacher of the year award.

Socio-cultural studies with Contemporary sporting issues with Alan Reed

 Tuesday 1 March
9.30-12.30

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Outline

In this webinar, teaching and learning strategies to promote engaging lesson delivery and long-term learning will be explored. It will include teaching, learning and assessment of specification content, and is suitable for socio-cultural teachers at all levels of experience.  Course materials will be emailed before the event.

Focus:

Sport and Society – Pre-industrial to the 21st Century

  • social-cultural factors that shaped the characteristics of and participation in sport
  • tracking the socio-cultural factors through time
  • using sporting case studies to bring the past alive
  • 21st Century – globalisation of sport
  • media coverage, freedom of movement and greater exposure
  • Exam questions
  • techniques for student success

Contemporary Sporting Issues

  • Media and Commercialisation
  • bringing this topic area to life – practical application
  • memory retrieval and retention – workable and effective strategies
  • Routes to Sporting Excellence
  • using command words to understand the content
  • developing skills in qualitative analysis
  • The 10-mark synoptic question
  • understanding – requirements, timings, focus
  • achievable strategies for higher attainment for all of our students
  • exploration of recent questions

 

Timings:

9.30 – 10.45          Session One

10.45 – 11.00          Stretch / refresh / discuss

11.00 – 12.15         Session Two

12.15 – 12.30          Chat will remain open

 

Tutor Profile – Alan Reed

Having taught all components of the OCR course for nearly 20 years, Alan is an extremely effective, successful and approachable teacher of A level PE. As Head of PE/Sport at Esher Sixth Form College, he is known for his active, engaging approach to teaching and learning which includes regular retrieval and recall opportunities. Alan has considerable examining experience.