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  • 4. Teachers' questions answered about our PE and sport vocational qualifications

    Listen as subject advisors Jon Varey and Kate Thompson answer teachers' frequently asked questions about planning, delivering and assessing our PE and sport vocational qualifications. Have a question you'd like answered? Send an email with your question to and we'll answer it in our next podcast episode.

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  • 3. A Level Physical Education: the moderation process

    Join us in this episode as we sit down with Pete Bignall, our Principal Moderator for A Level Physical Education. Together, we explore Pete's journey as a moderator, gain insights into the moderation process, and share tips and advice for schools and colleges implementing the OCR curriculum. Discover more on our website:
  • 2. Back to school for teachers

    Join former teachers (now OCR subject advisors) Kate, Jon and Rebecca as they take a trip down memory lane. They share their own experiences of preparing for a new school/college year, managing work-life balance, student wellbeing, training, planning and everything in between! A must-listen for new or returning teachers. Don't forget to take advantage of our professional development and back to school tips. Discover more on our dedicated webpage:
  • 1. Back to school for students

    After a long summer break, students will soon be heading back to school and college. Listen as Lucy Carey, OCR Stakeholder Relationships Manager chats with Mabel, who's starting at a new college in September. Mabel shares how she's preparing for her exciting new course and getting ready to settle back into a study routine after the holidays. If you have exams or assessments coming up next year, Mabel also offers her top tips for finding study/revision resources. Don't miss out on these top tips!During the episode, Lucy explained how here at OCR we're committed to listening to students' feedback and ideas, to make sure the exam and assessment experience is the best it can be for all students. Discover how we're listening to your voice, and how we'll use it to improve the experience for all students, in our brand new Student Charter:'ll keep up to date on our Student Voice progress on our Instagram channel:
  • 15. Who is responsible for shaping and delivering climate education?

    Listen as Christine Özden, global director for climate education at Cambridge University Press & Assessment, talks to Jodie Bailey-Ho, a student of environmental sciences at the University of Manchester and champion of climate education. For the last three years, Jodie has been volunteering at the crossroads of climate, youth, and education. She is the co-founder of Teach the Teacher, a project which gives students the opportunity to swap places with their teachers to deliver a workshop on climate change. Together, Christine and Jodie explore the question of who is responsible for shaping and delivering climate education to young people.Keep up to date with the latest GCSE Natural History news on our dedicated webpage.
  • 14. Pride Month

    Get ready to be inspired for Pride Month, as Sociology Subject Advisor chats with two teachers from Nelson & Colne College. Our guests shared the fantastic Pride Month activities and initiatives happening in College, and ways you can get your school or college involved. We also discussed diversifying the curriculum, including our own EDIB activities here at OCR, and how schools or colleges can enhance their support for LGBTQ+ staff or students. You can also read our blog which suggests some engaging teaching ideas during Pride Month.Discover more: OCR A Level SociologyStonewall
  • 13. Managing mental health

    Get ready to dive into a conversation that will leave you feeling inspired and empowered! Listen as hosts Sarah and Anthony sit down with the talented and accomplished author and journalist, David Adam, to discuss his personal journey with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). You'll gain valuable insights into how OCD can impact on everyday life and the importance of seeking help for mental health problems. You'll also pick up some tips that will help students who are feeling anxious about upcoming exams.Resources and support:David Adam's websiteDavid Adam's Sunday Times Bestseller: The Man Who Couldn't Stop: The Truth About OCDDavid Adam keynote speaker at the 23rd Annual OCD Conference: watch on YouTubeOCD UK's websiteOCD Action's websiteOrchard's website