The aims below describe the educational purposes of a course in Physical Education for the Cambridge IGCSE examination. They are not listed in order of priority.
The aims are to enable candidates to: • develop their knowledge and understanding of the theory underpinning physical performance in a modern world • use and apply this knowledge and understanding to improve their performance • perform in a range of physical activities, developing skills and techniques, and selecting and usingtactics, strategies and/or compositional ideas • understand and appreciate safe practice in physical activity and sport • understand and appreciate the benefit of physical activity and sport for health, fitness and well-being • gain a sound basis for further study in the field of Physical Education.
How will I be assessed?
The assessment objectives (AOs) are: AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the theoretical principles that underpin performance in physical activity / sport (25%) AO2: Apply knowledge and understanding of the theoretical principles to a variety of physical activities / sports, including the analysis and evaluation of performance (25%) AO3: Demonstrate the ability to select and perform appropriate skills to produce effective performance in practical activities (50%)
Is this the course for me? To do this course you must be able to: • Train and develop fitness • Enjoy the challenge of sport • Work co-operatively with others • Give and receive constructive feedback
Post 16 Pathways After studying GCSE PE, students may wish to pursue Sports, Exercise and Health Science at IB Higher or Standard level or the BTEC Sports and Exercise Science course as part of the International Diploma. Studying Physical Education and Sports Science can lead to careers in Sports Therapy, Sport and Exercise Psychology or Sports Coaching, Marketing, Business, Teaching, Nutrition. Sport related careers globally have increased significantly and to meet the demand for this increase Higher Education courses at universities and colleges have multiplied.
For Further Information: Please see Mr. Owen Cobley ,Head of Physical Education