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Exercise and Sports Science (with effect 2019)

Syllabus aims, knowledge, skills and values / attitudes

Syllabus Summary:

The Exercise and Sports Science, which replaces OSIE PE O level Subject and implemented in 2019  is designed to be a 2-year course where students 16 years and above will sit for the examination in their second year. The subject offers  the opportunity to study the theoretical underpinnings within the disciplines in Exercise & Sports Science and applying them in practice to understand, analyse and appreciate human movement. The practical activities, performance task and case studies would provide the authentic contexts for integrating conceptual learning and real-life experiences for flexible understanding of knowledge application.

Learning outcomes and processes

Learning Objectives of Theoretical Content:

Candidates are required to demonstrate skills of description, interpretation and evaluation. The question paper assesses candidates’ knowledge and understanding of the content. The content typically consists of the following topics:

  1. Exercise physiology: the relationship between the human body and movement, as well as how energy system and sports nutrition have an impact on their performance in practical activities
  2. Biomechanics: the mechanical cause-effect relationships that determine human movement and the biomechanical principles to refine and improve movement
  3. Sports Psychology: the psychological factors which affect performance and how participation in sports and exercise affects psychological and physical factors.
  4. Sports Sociology: the socio-cultural factors influencing how and why people would stay active and participate in sports. It also explores sports participation from a critical and global perspective, particularly in relation to real life issues such as commercialisation, ethics and equity.
  5. Motor Learning and development: the examination of movement in terms of body and spatial awareness, adapting various movement to achieve specific movement goals

 

Learning Objectives of Practical Coursework

Objective 1: Candidates will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: 

      factors that influence performance 

      issues related to physical activities

Objective 2: Candidates will be able to demonstrate their ability to analyse, evaluate and improve physical performance in self or others.

Objective 3: Candidates will be able to demonstrate proficiency in performing physical activities

The relationship between the assessment objectives and the components of the scheme of assessment is shown in the grid below. The figures given are percentage weighting:

Assessment Objectives

Components

 

 

Paper 1: E-examination paper

Paper 2: Coursework

Weighting

Assessment Objective 1

30

-

30

Assessment Objective 2

10

20

(Development log)

30

Assessment Objective 3

-

40

(Physical performance)

40

Total

40

60

 


Mode of Assessment & Assessment Format & weighting

Theory

Practical

Section A 20%

Section B 40%

Section C 20%

Marks will be converted to 40%

Total: 40%

Physical performance 40%

Development log 40%

Marks will be converted to 60%

Total: 60%

 

Assessment Mode:

Theory Component (E- examination)

The theoretical assessment mode consists of a written examination. The question paper is divided into two sections and lasts for 2 hrs. All questions are compulsory.

Section A 20%

Section B 40%

Section C 20%

Variety of item types e.g.,

      Multiple-choice Questions,

      Matching,

      Drag and Drop,

      Checking of Boxes and Fill in the Blanks.

(20 Marks)

Short answer and Structured Questions based on texts and pictures

(40 Marks)

 

1 Video-based Question

(20 Marks)


Practical Component (coursework)

The Coursework assesses candidates’ proficiency in performing practical activities and their ability to analyse, evaluate and make improvement on their physical performance through a Development Log.

Candidates must choose ONE practical activity from EACH of the categories below:

Category

Physical Activity

Individual/ Dual

Individual:

      Cross-country

      Running 

      Swimming 

      Track and Field

 

Dual: 

      Badminton 

      Table Tennis 

      Tennis

Team

      Basketball 

      Floorball 

      Football 

      Hockey 

      Netball 

      Softball 

      Volleyball

 

CHIJ STC’s offering of ESS Categories & Modules

CHIJ STC is offering the following activities:

Games Activities:

Individual:

1.      Cross Country

Dual:

1.      Badminton

2.      Tennis

Team Activities:

1.      Basketball

2.      Floorball

3.      Hockey

OSIE PE O Level Subject (till 2018)

Syllabus aims, knowledge, skills and values / attitudes

Syllabus Summary:

The PE ‘O’ Levels is designed to be a 2-year course where students 16 years and above will sit for the examination in their second year. It offers the opportunity to study both theoretical and practical aspects of PE. It also develops an understanding of effective and safe physical performance while enjoying physical activities.

 

Learning outcomes and processes

Learning Objectives of Theoretical Content:

Candidates are required to demonstrate skills of description, interpretation and evaluation. The question paper assesses candidates’ knowledge and understanding of the content.

 

Learning Objectives of Practical Coursework:

The Coursework seeks to assess the candidates’ physical performance, including an ability to interrelate planning, performing and evaluation whilst understanding activity and to demonstrate the ability to analyse and improved their own and others’ performances in four practical activities, each worth 15% of the syllabus total.

 The school also hopes to further enhance the learning outcomes as follows:

       Develop students’ sports talents and potential to the fullest

       Develop students’ passion for sports and inculcate sportsmanship values

       Meet the diverse needs and aptitudes of students

       Promote positive sporting culture in the school

       Promote healthy lifestyle choices

       Develop a rugged and robust character through sports.

 Objectives of Assessment

Objective 1: Candidates should be able to demonstrate physical performance including an ability to inter-relate planning, performing and evaluating whilst undertaking activity.

Objective 2: Candidates should be able to demonstrate an ability to analyse and improve their own and others’ performance.

 Objective 3: Candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

       The factors affecting performance;

       The health and safety aspects of physical activity including the advantages and risks associated with a range of training strategies and techniques;

       The reason for participating in physical activity.

The relationship between the assessment objectives and the components of the scheme of assessment is shown in the grid below. The figures given are percentage weightings.

Assessment Objectives

Components

 

 

Paper 1: Question Paper

Paper 2: Coursework

Assessment Objective 1

-

50

Assessment Objective 1

-

10

Assessment Objective 1

40

-

Total

 

60

 

Mode of Assessment & Assessment Format & weighting

Theory

Practical

Section A 10%

Section B 30%

Total: 40%

Planning, Performing & Evaluating (PPE)

PPE 1 (25m) + Analysis (5m) = 30m

PPE 2 (25m) + Analysis (5m) = 30m

PPE 3 (25m) + Analysis (5m) = 30m

PPE 4 (25m) + Analysis (5m) = 30m

Marks will be converted to 60%

Total: 60%

 

Assessment Mode:

Theory Component (written examination)

The theoretical assessment mode consists of a written examination. The question paper is divided into two sections and lasts for 2 hrs.

Section A 10%

Section B 30%

Short Answer Questions on:

Unit 1 Factors Affecting Performance

Unit 2: Healthy, Safety and Training

Unit 3: Reasons and Opportunities for Participation in Physical Activity.

Three structured questions and differentiate questions, one on each unit:

Unit 1 Factors Affecting Performance

Unit 2: Healthy, Safety and Training

Unit 3: Reasons and Opportunities for Participation in Physical Activity.

 

CHIJ STC’s offering of ‘O’ Level PE Categories & Modules

CHIJ STC is offering the following activities:

Games Activities:

Core Sports:

2.      Netball

3.      Badminton.

Electives:

3.      Hockey

4.      Tennis

5.      Softball

Athletic Activities:

4.      Weights Training

5.      Cross Country