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    Synoptic question twilight event with Emma Stephens and Wes Davis

    Outline: The synoptic question continues to prove challenging for candidates across the country. Emma and Wes will provide a detailed analysis of what makes an outstanding response. They will unpick common issues and explore best practice, along with providing a range of workable and effective teaching strategies to prepare students successfully for this unique part of the examination.

     Focus:

    • Assessment objectives – How they’re integrated into the synoptic question
    • Clarification of levels
    • Assessing students with confidence and accuracy
    • Course materials including a range of exemplar answers across paper 1,2 and 3
    • Delivering outstanding synoptic lessons
    • Opportunity for discussion and Q&A

     Timings:

    3pm – 4:15pm          Session One

    4:15pm – 4:30pm    Break

    4:30pm – 5:45pm    Session Two

    5:45 – 6pm                Chat will remain open

     Tutor Profiles – Emma Stephens

    • Director of Teaching and Quality at The 6th Form College Farnborough (an Ofsted outstanding college)
    • An expert in her field whose students consistently attain excellent examination results
    • Having taught all components of the OCR course for many years she has a wealth of knowledge and ideas to share
    • Highly experienced A-Level PE Senior Examiner (theory) and Practical Moderator (coursework), as well as a practised INSET tutor
    • Author of the PEfocus (OCR endorsed) ‘Sports Psychology’ Teacher Resource File
    • A keen netballer and traveller

    Wes Davis

    • Teaching and Learning Coordinator and Head of Sport at Worcester Sixth Form College
    • >16 years’ experience teaching all components of OCR A-Level PE
    • Consistent achievement of outstanding results (ALPS 2)
    • Highly experienced A-level PE Examiner and Team Leader for a major awarding body
    • Finalist in the TES teacher of the year award
    • Experienced CPD provider.
    £115.00 .
    £115.00 .
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    Physiological Factors Affecting Performance Applied Anatomy and Physiology with Exercise Physiology With Alice Allen and Wes Davis – Wednesday 12th June – 9.30am – 3.30pm

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    Tutors: Alice Allen and Wes Davis (see Allice and Wes’s profiles at end)
    • A quality assured, power-packed day with a supremely experienced and knowledgeable presenters
    • increased knowledge and confidence – whether starting out or upskilling
    • stacks of powerful tips, tools, techniques and ideas to equip, motivate and inspire
    • links to exam questions and essential exam technique throughout

    Session 1: 9.30-10.45 (ALICE) Applied A&P: Muscular system

    • Movement analysis - simplifying and reducing the volume of content
    • Fibre types – modelling how to apply the information
    • Eccentric contraction essentials – getting students’ heads around it!
    • Exam question practice - what’s the question? Cardiovascular system
    • Conduction cycle – breaking it down into small steps and checking for understanding as you go
    • Neural control of HR – diagrams which will be repeated
    • Exam question practice – retail therapy Energy systems
    • Starting point - intensity, duration and examples
    • Demonstrating understanding - card sorts with verbal explanations, connectives game
    • Making connections – 4x4 post it grids
    Break: 10:45-11.00

    Session 2: 11.00-12.00 (Alice) Exercise Physiology Ergogenic aids and diet

    • Giving them the information but doing something with it – HGH vs anabolic steroids
    • Justification and extension tasks – MasterChef, carousels Aerobic capacity
    • Tests to evaluate aerobic capacity – comparing these
    • Adaptations – use of pictures
    • Exam question practice – but without the students’ realising! Flexibility
    • Types and factors affecting – ‘waking up’ the right neurons
    • Applying the information – AO2 skills

    Lunch: 12.00-12.45

    Session 3: 12.45 -1.45 (Wes) Making tricky physiology topics stick! Muscular system

    • Motor unit and muscle contraction – using the MAN-SAYS- ALL framework to provide a hierarchical response
    Respiratory System
    • Gaseous exchange – using the GASPDD framework to recall and apply knowledge
    • Mechanics of breathing – exam technique when moving from rest to exercise – I do, we do, you do
    Energy for exercise:
    • Energy systems – using the FAAST I/D framework to provide a streamlined approach
    • Energy continuum – Using the FIDR framework to explain the interplay between energy systems during intermittent exercise
    Strength and flexibility
    • Making adaptations to training accessible for all students
      Stretch / Screen Break: 1:45-1.50

    Session 4: 1.50-2.35 Making training types accessible (Alice )

    Aerobic capacity
    • Continuous vs HIIT training
    • Adaptations – using pictures to aid understanding and recall PNF
    • Breaking it down into 3 easy steps Plyometrics
    • Understanding the process – yet to be examined!
    • Comparing explosive strength weight training with plyometrics – intensity Weight training
    • New terms and numbers - summary tables
    Stretch / Screen Break: 2:35-2:45

    Session 5: 2:45-3.15 Synoptic (WES and ALICE)

    • Applying the Assessment Objectives (AO1, AO2, AO3) - apples and pears
    • Writing responses – do it again but better
    • Marking exemplar scripts – banded mark schemes
    3.15-3.30 – chat will remain open

    Tutor Profile – Alice Allen

    • PE Teacher and Advanced Practitioner in Mastery (previously Curriculum Manager for PE) at The Sixth Form College Farnborough
    • 6 years' experience teaching all components of OCR A Level PE
    • Experienced deliverer of staff INSET.

    Tutor Profile – Wes Davis

    • Teaching and Learning Coordinator and Head of Sport at Worcester Sixth Form College
    • 16 years’ experience teaching all components of OCR A-Level PE
    • consistent achievement of outstanding results (ALPS 2)
    • highly experienced A-level PE Examiner and Team Leader for a major awarding body
    • finalist in the TES teacher of the year award
    • experienced CPD provider.
    £225.00 .
    £225.00 .
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    Socio-cultural Issues Sport & Society with Contemporary Sporting Issues Online Wes Davis Thursday 13th June 9.30am -3.30pm

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    Tutor: Wes Davis (see Wes’s profile at end) • a quality assured, power-packed day with a supremely experienced and knowledgeable presenter • increased knowledge and confidence – whether starting out or upskilling • stacks of powerful tips, tools, techniques and ideas to equip, motivate and inspire • links to exam questions and essential exam technique throughout

    Session 1: 9.30-10.45 - Sport and Society:

    The emergence and evolution of modern sport - how social and cultural factors shaped the characteristics of, and participation in, sports and pastimes in:
    • Pre-industrial Britain and Post 1850 industrial Britain – Answer frameworks to maximise performance
    • influence of the public schools
    • 20th century Britain – spaced retrieval from pre-industrial post 1850 industrial Britain to optimise cognitive load
    • 21st century Britain – putting the global into globalisation answers
    10:45-11.00 – Break

    Session 2: 11.00-12.15 – Sport and Society:

    ● The Modern Olympic Games
    • background and aims – memorisation techniques
    • political exploitation – elaborative interrogation to ensure accurate descriptions
    • Hosting global sporting events – essential exam technique for positive and negative impacts 12.15-1.00 - Lunch

    Session 3: 1.00-1.45 – Contemporary Sporting Issues

    ● Ethics and Deviance in sport: from drugs, violence, gambling
    • model answers, modern examples and innovative memorisation strategies
    1:45-1.50 - Stretch / Screen Break

    Session 4: 1.50-2.35 – Contemporary Sporting Issues

    • Routes to excellence – making it memorable and accessible!
    2.35-2:40 - Stretch / Screen Break

    Session 5: 2:40-3.25 - Exam focus and the Synoptic Question

    • Preparing students for the exam
    • Common socio-cultural errors and how to avoid them
    • Understanding the synoptic question and how to teach it
      Tutor Profile – Wes Davis
    • teaching and Learning Coordinator and Head of Sport at Worcester Sixth Form College (ALPS 2 for A level PE)
    • > 16 years’ experience teaching all components of the OCR A-Level
    • consistently excellent student examination results
    • passionate about applying evidence informed teaching and learning into A level PE
    • highly experienced A-level PE Examiner and team leader for a major awarding body
    • Finalist for recent TES Teacher of The Year award
    £225.00 .
    £225.00 .
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    Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement (EAPI) – Thursday 18 November | 9.30-12.30

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    Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement (EAPI) - focusing on September 2021 changes to this part of the Non-examined assessment (NEA) Thursday 18 November  9.30-12.30 Outline: This event will explore the EAPI – notably the recent changes and what they mean for your delivery and student attainment.  Pete will unpick current issues and explore best practice along with a range of teaching strategies. There will be ample opportunity to raise questions – with a guarantee of straightforward, helpful and accurate answers! The sessions will include:
    • identification of Sept '21 EAPI changes - and how to apply them
    • common challenges – with workable solutions suggested
    • discussion and Q&A
    • comprehensive course materials
    Timings: 9.30 - 10.45       Session 1 10.45 - 11.00      Stretch / refresh / discuss 11.00 - 12.15      Session 2 12.15 - 12.30      Chat will remain open   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!
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    £95.00 .
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    Non-Examined Assessment (NEA) – all you need to know and all your questions answered

    Outline: This session will explore the challenges faced when delivering the NEA in differing centre types - especially during the pandemic.  Pete will discuss current issues and best practice, while suggesting a range of solutions and teaching strategies.    There will be ample opportunity to raise questions – with a guarantee of straightforward, clear and accurate answers!   The webinar will include:
    • practical and EAPI
    • common challenges faced with solutions suggested
    • discussion and Q&A
    • comprehensive course materials (emailed before the event)
      Timings: 1.30 – 2.45     Session 1 2.45 - 3.00      Stretch / refresh / discuss 3.00 - 3.15      Session 2 3.15 - 3.30      Chat will remain open   Pete Bignall
    • is Director of Sport and Physical Education at Abingdon School
    • a highly experienced teacher of OCR A-level Physical Education
    • a professional, experienced Senior Moderator – with a clear understanding of the marking criteria
    • Pete oversees the annual Standardisation weekend for coursework moderators (practical and EAPI)
    • enjoys golf, a good coffee, a good book and regular running
    £95.00 .
    £95.00 .
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    New to OCR A-Level PE

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    Outline: New to Teaching OCR A-level PE? Whether you are a teacher who has changed exam boards or an early career teacher, this is the course for you! Wes will guide you through the requirements of the specification - both written examination and Non-Examined Assessment (NEA). A clear emphasis on lesson sequencing, understanding exam command words and innovative teaching and learning strategies will be sure to increase confidence as you start teaching the course. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions – with a guarantee of straightforward, supportive and reliable answers. Focus:
    • what all new teachers wish they knew when starting teaching OCR A-level PE

    ➢ unpicking the specification, mark schemes and examiners reports ➢ exam requirements for papers 1, 2 and 3 ➢ accurate and efficient assessment of the NEA (Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement and practical) ➢ lesson sequencing to optimise learning ➢ strategies to ensure recall of the more challenging areas of the course

    • discussion and Q&A
    • comprehensive course materials will be emailed before the event.
    Timings: 9am-10.15am            Session One 10.15am-10.30am     Break 10.30am -11.45am    Session Two 11.45am – 12pm       Chat will remain open Tutor Profile – Wes Davis • Teaching and Learning Coordinator and Head of Sport at Worcester Sixth Form College • >16 years’ experience teaching all components of OCR A-Level PE • Highly experienced A-level PE Examiner and Team Leader for a major awarding body • Recently shortlisted for the TES and Worcestershire Education Awards teacher of the year award • Experienced CPD provider
    £115.00 .
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