Welcome to MYP Physical Education

What will you study this year?

The aims of the teaching and study of MYP PE 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 becoming 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

A. Use of Knowledge

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 and solve problems

B. Movement Composition

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 to concept of space, time, level, force and flow

C. Performance

Students should be able to:

  • demonstrate the skills and techniques necessary for active participation in a variety of physical activities
  • apply tactics and rules in both individual and group situations
  • perform movement concepts and sequences of movement in a variety of physical contexts

D. Social Skills and Personal Engagement

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

How will you know that you have learned what we wanted to teach you?

There is no external assessment by the IBO within the MYP and so all assessment is internal.  The following assessment criteria have been established by the IBO for PE in the MYP.  The final assessment for IBO-validated grades and certification at the end of the MYP must be based on these assessment criteria.

Criterion A


Maximum 8

Criterion B


Maximum 6

Criterion C


Maximum 10

Criterion D


Maximum 8

How the final grade is determined?For each assessment criterion, a number of band descriptors are defined.  These describe a range of achievement levels with the lowest represented as 0. The criteria are not equally weighted

In PE, students have the opportunity to gain a maximum level of 8 for criteria A and D, level of 6 for B and level of 10 for criterion C. Therefore the maximum final criterion levels total for PE is 32.










0 – 5

6 – 10

11 – 15

16 – 20

21 – 24

25 – 28

29 – 32

very poor





very good



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