OCR A-Level Psychological – Skill Acquisition and Sports Psychology

OCR A-Level Psychological – Skill Acquisition and Sports Psychology

£249.00 .

OCR A-Level Psychological – Skill Acquisition and Sports Psychology

Date: 13 June 2019

Location: Midlands / Rugby

Tutor: Alan Reed

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Psychological Factors Affecting Performance Skill Acquisition and Sports Psychology

Tutor: Alan Reed (see Alan’s profile at end)

By attending this course you’ll be part of an intensive, highly productive day, with an experienced, knowledgeable and approachable presenter, in a relaxed and enjoyable working environment

Benefits will include:

  • hard copy materials on the day, plus electronic materials/resources via Drop Box
  • increased knowledge and confidence
  • application to practical situations
  • practical and imaginative delivery ideas and revision tips
  • opportunities given for ‘stretch and challenge’
  • exam technique and sample exam style questions throughout to help you prepare candidates effectively
  • review of resources and other support
  • reflection on previous exams and overcoming potential challenges
  • exploring opportunities for synoptic work
  • reference to Ofsted best practice


10.00 – 11.15 – Skill Acquisition 1
To include

  • What does an outstanding A Level PE lesson look like?
  • Classification of skill
  • Types and methods of practice
  • Guidance
  • Stages of learning
  • Feedback
  • Teaching theory through practical activity

Coffee / discussion: 11.15-11.30

11.30 – 12.00 – Skill Acquisition 2
To include

  • Transfer
  • Theories of learning
  • Memory models
  • Practical application – encouraging students to use their own experiences to help understanding
  • Linking skill acquisition topics together to develop understanding and application

12.00 – 1.00 – Sports Psychology 1- 
To include

  • Personality
  • Attitude
  • Arousal/Anxiety
  • Confidence
  • Aggression
  • Goal setting
  • Helping students to understand challenging theories
  • Bringing sport psychology to life through applied practice

Lunch / discussion: 1.00 – 1.45

1.45 – 3.30 Sports Psychology 2 (with short break during session) 
To include:

  • Social facilitation
  • Attitudes
  • Group dynamics
  • Leadership
  • Teaching the theory of sport psychology through practical work
  • Extended synoptic questions



  • is an extremely effective and successful teacher of A level PE
  • has taught all theory components of A-Level PE for > 15 years
  • has a particular passion for the psychological component
  • is currently Head of PE at Esher Sixth Form College, a highly successful college in Surrey
  • is known for his approachable and calm manner


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