OCR AS /A-Level Physiological – A&P with Exercise Physiology

OCR AS /A-Level Physiological – A&P with Exercise Physiology

£249.00 excluding VAT

Date: Friday 23 June 2016

Location: Midlands / Rugby

Tutor: Dave Carnell

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Physiological Factors Affecting Performance

Applied Anatomy and Physiology Exercise Physiology

Tutor: Dave Carnell (see Dave’s profile at end)

Benefits of attending:

  • you’ll be part of an intense, highly professional and productive day that’s also relaxed and enjoyable
  • focus on powerful tips, tools, techniques and ideas: a variety of classroom based activities and role plays to make learning interactive whilst maintaining a crucial focus on both exam technique and ‘getting through’ the huge specification
  • increased knowledge and confidence
  • hard copy and electronic materials
  • plenty for everyone of any level of experience – even if role play isn’t your thing!10.00-11.30
    AS – Applied Anatomy and Physiology:Skeletal and muscular systems

    • Planes of movement: don’t break the glass! Kinaesthetic learning exercise
    • Motor neurone/units & action potentials – it’s all about the order! Teaching and learning ideas
    • ‘All or none law’ – why is there no such thing as a weak contraction?
    • Fibre Types: structure and function picture activity
    • Fibre type recruitment: climb the ladder and link to activation thresholdsCardiovascular and Respiratory systems
    • Vascular shunt mechanism: Role play exercise
    • HR, Q & VE: chunk them together using two graphs
    • Mechanics of breathing: five steps to success
    • Transport of O2/CO2- but where has it gone? Hidden with our old favourite ‘gaseous exchange’. It’s all about pressure & affinity – role play exercise

Coffee / discussion: 11.30-11.45

AS Exercise Physiology:

  • Diet and nutrition: energy intake, expenditure and balance
    • Negative, Positive or Neutral: who needs which?
  • Ergogenic aids
    • templates for group research task
    •  role play exercise
  • Training methods – aerobic, strength & flexibility training
    • planning personal health and fitness programmes: essential exam technique
    • identifying activities/sports where each method is key
    • coach + athlete – ‘role play’ scenarios
  • The impact of training on lifestyle diseases: CHD & asthma – practical teaching ideas

Lunch / discussion: 1.00-1.45

1.45-3.30 (with short break during session)
*A level – Applied Anatomy and Physiology:

Energy for exercise:

  • ATP-PC (phosphocreatine), Glycolytic & Aerobic Energy Systems: practical role play activity for each
  • The energy continuum: oral presentation activity (link to NEA)
  • Exam technique: successfully tackle compare v evaluate questions – summary sheet prompts

Environmental effects on body systems:

  • exercise at altitude: role play exercise
  • exercise in the heat: graphical explanation of CV drift + practical teaching activity* A level – Exercise Physiology:Injury prevention and the rehabilitation of injury
  • acute v chronic and soft v hard tissue injuries:
    • injury classification exercise to help differentiate
  • injury prevention
    • worksheet activity to identify extrinsic & intrinsic causes of injury
  • responding to injuries and medical conditions in a sporting context:
    • active learning of SALTAPS & PRICE
  • rehabilitation of injury:
    • three stages of treatment: acute, sub-acute & rehabilitation
    • group research task Treatment templates
    • match up exercise (common treatments and common injuries



  • has been teaching OCR A Level PE for over 25 years
  • he is subject leader for PE at a King Edward VI SFC in Stourbridge – annually a ‘top 6 college’ nationally
  • he is a well established author and very popular and experienced INSET tutor, known for his practical approaches to teaching and learning in A&P and Exercise Physiology


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