PHYSICAL EDUCATION EXAMINATION FORMAT FORM FOUR
018 PHYSICAL EDUCATION (For Both School and Private Candidates)
This examination format is a revised version of the 2008 format. The format is based on the Physical Education Syllabus of 2005. There are improvements in this format.
Due to introduction of competence-based assessment the skills which were formally assessed in Paper 2 have been accommodated in Paper 1.
Therefore, there will be only one paper for this subject. Despite the revision made, there are no changes in the examination content.
2.0 GENERAL OBJECTIVES
The examination will assess the extent to which the candidates can:
<> demonstrate a sense of obedience, responsibility, self-confidence and co-operation, regardless of gender and socio-economic background;
<> demonstrate the strength preference and mental abilities in various sports activities;
<> show skills of practising physical exercises, sports and games and recreational activities; and
<> apply health rules, render first aid and safety measures at the individual and community levels.
3.0 GENERAL COMPETENCES
The examination will specifically assess the candidates’ ability to demonstrate:
<> skills relating to the social and moral standards of sports behaviour;
<> neuromuscular skills and physical development;
<> sports habits and performance skills;
<> skills related to sports and recreational activities; and
<> skills to render first aid and safety services at individual and community levels.
4.0 EXAMINATION RUBRIC
This paper will be a three (3)-hour examination. It will consist of sections A, B and C with a total of eleven (11) questions. Candidates will be required to answer a total of 10 questions which will weigh 100 marks.
<> Section A will consist of two (2) questions. Question 1 will be a multiple40 choice question with 10 items set from all major topics of the syllabus and question 2 will have 5 matching items.
Each item will carry one (1) mark. Candidates will be required to answer all the questions. This section will weigh a total of 15 marks.
<> Section B will consist of five (5) short answer questions. Each question will carry eight (8) marks. Candidates will be required to answer all the questions.
This section will weigh a total of 40 marks.
<> Section C will comprise four (4) essay type questions set from any topic of the syllabus. Each question will carry 15 marks. Candidates will be required to answer three (3) questions. This section will weigh a total of 45 marks.
5.0 EXAMINATION CONTENT
The assessment of the candidates will be based on the following topics:
5.1 Principles of Physical Education
<> First Aid
<> Health-related physical fitness
<> Performance-related physical fitness
<> Recreation and outdoor activities
<> Ball Games
<> Track and field events
<> Racket Games
<> Management and administration of physical activities