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Physical Education

 

SUBJECT AIM

IGCSE PE is a 2-year course that offers pupils the opportunity to study a wide variety of content within a sport and exercise context. The syllabus provides learners with the opportunity to study both the theoretical and practical aspects of Physical Education. It has been designed to encourage enjoyment in physical activity by providing learners with an opportunity to take part in a range of activities to develop an understanding of effective and safe physical performance. This help learners develop an appreciation of the necessity of sound understanding of the principles, practices and training that underpin improved performance, better health and well-being.

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

Candidates will cover the following areas of study:

  1. Anatomy and Physiology
  2. Health, fitness and training
  3. Skill acquisition and psychology
  4. Social, cultural, and ethical influences

HOW WILL YOU BE ASSESSED

 

 

IGSCE Physical Education

(grades A*-G)

Theory

(Paper 1)

Practical

(Assessed against 4 activities)

50% weighting

100 marks

1hr 45 mins

 

50% weighting

100 marks

Students are assessed across 4 physical activities from at least two of the seven categories listed: (Games activities, Gymnastics activities, Dance, Athletic activities, Outdoor adventurous activities, Swimming activities, Combat activities).

Each sporting activity is marked out of 25.

WHAT THIS SUBJECT CAN LEAD TO

  • Physiotherapist
  • Gym Instructor
  • PE teacher
  • Sports Science
  • Sports Coach
  • Nutritionist

Please click on the arrow for a detailed breakdown:

THE LEARNING JOURNEY FOR PE
      
Unit / Block of workKey Episodes / QuestionsColour CodeLength of time.Possible Symbol?Learner Attribute(s)
TrainingPrinciples of training and overloadGreen Weight trainingReflective
 Methods of training   open minded
 Warming up and cooling down   Knowledgeable 
Health and Well BeingHealth and well-beingGreen Male and female runningOpen minded
 Fitness   Reflective
 Diet and energy sources  Food plate/scalesBalanced
 Components of fitness   Inquirer
 Fitness training   Inquirer
 VO2 Max   Reflective
The Skeletal and Muscular SystemSkeleton and it’s functionsRed A SkeletonThinker
 Joint structure and function  Joints 
 Movement at joints    
 Muscles  Muscles 
 Antagonistic muscle action  Tricep & Bicep 
 Muscle fibre types  Muscle fibre 
Simple BiomechanicsPrinciples of forceRed Isaac newtonInquirer
 Applications of force  A lever Risk taking
 Levers  A lever Knowledgeable 
Respiratory SystemThe pathway of air and gasous exchangeRed The Lungs 
 The mechanics of breathing    
 Breathing volumes and minute ventilation  SpirometerBalanced
Circulatory SystemComponents of bloodRed Vessels 
 Heart structure and function  The Heart(blue/red) 
 Cardiac output  The Heart 
Energy Supply and the Effects of Exercise on the BodyAerobic and anaerobic respirationRed Runners Reflective
 Recovery  Lactic acid equationReflective
 Short-term effects of exercise  breathing rate chartPrincipled
 Long-term effects of exercise  HeartThinker
Skill and Skill AcquisitionSkill and abilityOrange Basketballer doing a layup 
 Skilled performance  golfer 
 Skill classification  Continuumopen minded
 Simple information-processing model  computerCommunicator 
 The stages of learning   Caring
 Feedback  person speakingCommunicator 
 Guidance   Caring
THE LEARNING JOURNEY FOR PE  
    
Unit / Block of workKey Episodes / QuestionsColur CodePossible Symbol?
PsychologyGoal-setting OrangeInverted U’ graph
 Motivation and mental preparation  
 Arousal  
 Anxiety  
 Relaxation techniques  
 Personality types  
Social and cultural influencesLeisure, recreation and the growth of leisure activities  
 The sports development pyramid  
 Access and participation in sportBlueTelevision
 Sportsmanship  
 Media  
 Global events  
 Professional and amateur performers  
 Technology in sport  
Ethics and other issuesPerformance-enhancing drugs (PEDs)BlueA syringe
 Blood doping  
 Riks and risk assessment  
 Injuries