Welcome to this webpage where you'll find more information about the IGCSE/High School Physical Education exam class.
Course Structure -
The course comprises of four periods per week, a double period of practical and two periods of theory lessons.
This will account for 50% of your overall semester grade.
During the theory lesson we will be covering the following topics.
1 - Anatomy and physiology
2 - Health, fitness and training
3 - Skill acquisition and psychology
4 - Social, cultural and ethical influences
Q - Can I take this course as a high school student?
A - Absolutely, there are some differences in how you will be assessed depending on if you are a high school or IGCSE student. But the course content will be the same.
Q - Do I have to be an aspiring olympic athlete to take this course?
A - Definitely not, although you will be assessed on your practical ability, you do you not need to be competing at a high standard. In fact, the most successful students are those who are good all-round athletes who can show a range of skills across different sports rather than super specialised high performers in one activity.
Q - Can I be assessed in activities that I participate in outside of school?
A - Yes, this is certainly possible. As long as the activity is one of those listed in the IGCSE criteria you can submit a video of you performing and we can use this as an assessment. You will however still be required to attend and participate in practical lessons.
Q - If I take this course do I still get core PE on my timetable?
A - Yes, this course is in addition to your core PE lessons.
Please don't hesitate to contact Mr Moores or Coach Jamie if you have any further questions.