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Grading in MYP Physical and Health Education

In Physical and Health Education there are four equally-weighted criteria for assessment. For ease of information and because this is not always so easily communicated with students and parents, I have have included information below that detail each of the criteria and how each is assessed in MYP Physical and Health Education (PHE).

The objectives of MYP physical and health education encompass the factual, conceptual, procedural and metacognitive dimensions of knowledge. 

A. Knowing and understanding 

Students develop knowledge and understanding about health and physical activity in order to identify and solve problems. 

In order to reach the aims of physical and health education, students should be able to: 

i. explain physical and health education factual, procedural and conceptual knowledge 

ii. apply physical and health education knowledge to analyse issues and solve problems set in familiar and unfamiliar situations 

iii. apply physical and health terminology effectively to communicate understanding. 

B. Planning for performance 

Students through inquiry design, analyse, evaluate and perform a plan in order to improve performance in physical and health education. 

In order to reach the aims of physical and health education, students should be able to: 

i. develop goals to enhance performance 

ii. design, explain and justify a plan to improve physical performance and health. 

C. Applying and performing 

Students develop and apply practical skills, techniques, strategies and movement concepts through their participation in a variety of physical activities. 

In order to reach the aims of physical and health education, students should be able to: 

i. demonstrate and apply a range of skills and techniques effectively 

ii. demonstrate and apply a range of strategies and movement concepts effectively 

iii. analyse and apply information to perform effectively. 

D. Reflecting and improving performance 

Students enhance their personal and social development, set goals, take responsible action and reflect on their performance and the performance of others. 

In order to reach the aims of physical and health education, students should be able to: 

i. explain and demonstrate strategies to enhance interpersonal skills 

ii. analyse and evaluate the effectiveness of a plan based on the outcome 

iii. analyse and evaluate performance. 


Throughout the programme, students should engage with the curriculum and demonstrate their understanding at increasing levels of sophistication. 


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