October 8, 2012

Physical Education


The aims of the teaching and study of MYP physical education are to encourage and enable students to develop:

  • An appreciation and understanding of the value of physical education and its relationship to a healthy, balanced lifestyle
  • An interest in the promotion of health and wellness
  • The motivation to participate fully in all aspects of physical education
  • Their optimal level of physical fitness
  • Effective communication strategies, verbal, non-verbal and written
  • The skills and understanding necessary to participate successfully in a variety of physical activities, for example, learning, practising, refining, adapting, thinking, interacting
  • The ability to reflect critically on all aspects of physical education, including being a critical performer
  • An understanding of international perspectives on physical activity, sport and health education
  • A lifelong interest in and enjoyment of physical activities as a participant



Use of knowledge

At the end of the course students should be able to:

  • Use physical education terminology in context
  • Demonstrate an understanding of concepts, strategies, techniques and rules related to a variety of physical activities, and apply them in various contexts
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the various principles that contribute to fitness, and their importance in various contexts
  • Use their knowledge to analyse situations and solve problems

Movement composition

At the end of the course students should be able to:

  • Explore movement possibilities and variations in accordance with the principles of a particular aesthetic activity
  • Compose aesthetic movements
  • Link movements in order to compose aesthetic sequences, taking into account the concepts of space, time, level, force and flow


At the end of the course students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the skills and techniques necessary for active participation in a variety of physical activities
  • Apply tactics, strategies and rules in both individual and group situations
  • Perform movement concepts and sequences of movement in a variety of physical contexts

Social skills and personal engagement

At the end of the course students should be able to:

  • Communicate effectively, including verbal and non-verbal forms of communication
  • Demonstrate attitudes and strategies that enhance their relationships with others
  • Show respect and sensitivity to their own and different cultures
  • Take responsibility for their own learning process and demonstrate engagement with the activity
  • Reflect critically upon their own achievements
  • Set goals to enhance learning and take action towards achieving them