Physical and Health Education

Aims/Objectives

The aim of the PE programme at YIS is to develop a combination of transferable skills promoting physical, intellectual, emotional and social development, and to encourage present and future choices that contribute to long-term healthy living. In Grades 9 and 10, Physical Education continues to build upon the foundations of physical skills, concepts, knowledge and attitudes laid in Middle School and start to extend leadership opportunities to our senior students. The development of a student’s well being is implicitly and explicitly addressed through a variety of areas of the curriculum.

Skills

Students in Grades 9-10 have two double periods a week. Content includes the concepts of Invasion Games, Net Games, Striking and Fielding Games, Fitness (looking at muscle movement and training) and Movement Composition through Dance. Students will have the element of choice in Grade 10, with an ‘open inquiry’ in their final unit.

The YIS Middle Years Program (MYP) PE curriculum actively contributes to every student’s personal and social education, providing opportunities for leadership, cooperation, reflection, teamwork, decision-making and problem solving. We believe that these skills are just as, if not more, important for students, than game-based skills, as they lead to success in many facets of our lives.

Assessment

A variety of assessment techniques are used to evaluate student development in PE, such as coaching conversations, video analysis, teacher observation and self/peer assessment. Students will be assessed twice each semester using the assessment criteria:

Assessment Criteria

A - Knowledge and understanding

B - Planning for performance

C - Applying and performing

D - Reflecting and improving performance