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IGCSE Physical Education

Exam Board: Pearson Edexcel

Physical Education (PE) at EMC provides a remarkable opportunity to enrich one's passion for sports through a comprehensive study that delves into training methodologies and the intricate workings of the human body during exercise.


The PE curriculum encompasses various key areas, including:


Anatomy and Physiology: This involves exploring the body systems and understanding how they respond to exercise, enabling pupils to comprehend the physiological effects of physical activity.


Fitness and Training: pupils delve into the principles and practices of fitness training, acquiring knowledge on how to enhance performance and improve physical conditioning.


Performance Enhancing Drugs: The curriculum addresses the topic of performance-enhancing substances, equipping pupils with an understanding of the ethical, legal, and health implications associated with their use in sports.


Injuries and Injury Prevention: Pupils learn about common sports injuries, their causes, and strategies for injury prevention. They gain insights into the importance of maintaining physical well-being and minimising the risk of injuries.

Health and Well-being: This area focuses on promoting overall health and well-being, emphasising the benefits of an active lifestyle and the positive impact of physical activity on mental and physical health.


Sports Psychology: Pupils explore psychological factors influencing sports performance, including motivation, goal setting, concentration, and stress management techniques.


Socio-Cultural Influences in Sport: This component delves into the social and cultural aspects of sports, examining how factors such as gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic background can impact participation and achievement in sports.


By engaging with these areas of study, pupils develop a holistic understanding of sports and physical activity, equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in their own athletic endeavors. Furthermore, PE at EMC fosters an appreciation for the importance of lifelong physical fitness and cultivates a passion for maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle.


PE at EMC offers a comprehensive exploration of sports science, anatomy, physiology, and the sociocultural aspects of physical activity. By studying these diverse areas, pupils can enhance their understanding of sports, optimise their training techniques, and develop a deep appreciation for the role of physical fitness in overall well-being.

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