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


Grade 9 (MYP)

Students in Grade 9 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. Grade 9 Physical and Health Education students continue to build upon the foundations of physical skills, concepts, knowledge and attitudes laid in Middle School and start to develop their leadership skills. G9 students have 4 units; Net Games, Invasion Games and Fitness/Dance. Upon completion of the first 3 units, students will be challenged to work collaboratively on a longer Sports Leadership unit, where they will assume various roles and responsibilities and make all of the main decisions throughout the unit. Grade 9 students are expected to take ownership over their own learning and become more independent learners and inquirers. They will receive less structure than Middle School students, providing them with a chance to showcase their creativity and approaches to learning.

Grade 10 (MYP)

Students in Grade 10 are expected to make connections with all the work they have completed throughout the MYP program. They are encouraged to set challenging goals and to develop into well rounded performers who understand the various elements of sporting performance. Through units of Cultural Games, Invasion Games, Net Games and Dance, students will be provided with opportunities to further develop their leadership qualities both on and off the field. 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, and help them with the transition into the Diploma years. The year will culminate in an ‘open inquiry’, where students will be able to design their own unit. They will work together to decide on a concept and a global context before inquiring into an area that interests them. This will allow them to use all of the knowledge gained during their 5 years in MYP PE.

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