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Movement is essential for daily functioning. Knowledge of what, where and how the body can move is critical for quality human existence. Physical Education, as an integral part of the general education process, contributes to an individual’s awareness and understanding of the elements and dimensions of movement and forms the basis for the learning of sport skills. Sport, on the other hand, is viewed as a vehicle for the enhancement of fundamental motor skills and the development of complex skills learnt through a properly structured Physical Education and Sport programme. It is governed by formal or informal rules that involve competition and may be pursued for recreation or reward while promoting healthy lifestyle practices. Sport is recognised as an instrument for the promotion of international peace and understanding and many local, regional and international sporting bodies have embraced shared values through sport.
The syllabus aims to:
1. develop the knowledge, skills and values for the enhancement of performance in a wide range of movement and sport experiences;
2. promote optimal health and wellness through an understanding of healthy lifestyle practices and regular participation in physical activities;
3. develop the capacity for critical and creative thinking, technological competence, problem solving, leadership and cooperative behaviours through authentic learning experiences;
4. Integrate information, communication and technological (ICT) tools and skills.
CORE (Compulsory Paper – Paper 01) On completion of the CORE, students should: 1.appreciate the historical significance of Physical Education and Sport; 2.know the structure and functions of the body in relation to movement; 3.understand the factors that affect physical performance; 4.appreciate the need for healthy lifestyle practices; 5.be aware of the various points of view on issues related to physical education and sport; 6.improve skills of critical thinking, creative thinking, problem solving, leadership, co-operative behaviours and technical competencies.
- 1.History and Development of Physical Education and Sport
- explain the relationship between Physical Education and Sport;
- examine the major historical developments of Physical Education and Sport;
- explain the relationship that exists among the local, regional and international Physical Education and Sport organisations.
2.Anatomy and Physiology
- explain the concept of fitness;
- apply tests for assessing and evaluating fitness;
- explain the major principles of training and conditioning
- describe the major methods of training
- design simple short-term training plans for improving fitness and performance;
- describe the body’s response to training;
- explain the concept of skill learning;
- explainsome of the factors that affect performance;
- classify movements according to muscle action;
- apply principles of movement to enhance performance;
- identify major causes of sport related injuries;
- describe procedures for the prevention of injuries;
- identifycommon sport-related injuries;
- outline procedures for the treatment of common sport-related injuries.
5.Trendsand Social Issues
OPTIONS (Paper 02and Paper 03) On completion of the OPTIONS, students should: 1.apply the rules or laws of the game, including those of specific competitions; 2.develop tactics and strategies of competitive play and adapt these to the strengths and limitations of other players; 3.understand the need for regular and appropriate practice in an effort to improve technique; 4.develop competencies in planning and implementing an intra-mural event; 5.develop leadership qualities and cooperative behaviours through group activities.
- execute a full range of skills that are required in competitive situations;
- apply the principles of defense and offense in competitive situations;
- explain the rules/laws of the games;
- demonstrate correct use of the laws or rules of the sport or game and their application;
- interpret feedback on their performance and on others’ performance and general play;
- demonstrate competencies in one (1) selected ROLE for an intra-mural event;
- demonstrate leadership and cooperative behaviours.