Physical Education

Exam Board: Cambridge Assessment International Education

Syllabus Number: 0995

What will I be studying?

The syllabus provides candidates with an opportunity to study both the practical and theoretical aspects of Physical Education. It is also designed to foster enjoyment in physical activity. The knowledge gained should enable candidates to develop an understanding of effective and safe physical performance.

  1. Anatomy and physiology 
  2. Health, fitness and training 
  3. Skill acquisition and psychology 
  4. Social, cultural and ethical influences

Candidates will also undertake four different physical activities chosen from at least two of seven categories. Physical activities make a significant contribution to syllabus aims and objectives, serving as a source of material to facilitate learning.

How will I be assessed?

All candidates take two compulsory components.

Paper 1: Theory 1 hour 45 minutes Candidates answer all questions. 100 marks Externally assessed. 50%.

Component 2: Coursework. Candidates undertake four physical activities from at least two of the seven categories listed. Internally assessed / externally moderated. 50%.

Grade descriptions are provided to give an indication of the standards of achievement likely to have been shown by candidates awarded particular grades.

The grading process for 9–1 IGCSEs will be the same process Cambridge use to grade all syllabuses.

The standards at the thresholds of grades 7, 4 and 1 are the same as the standards at the thresholds of grades A, C and G.
Grade boundaries for grades 8, 6, 5, 3 and 2 are set using arithmetic rules that space the grade boundaries at regular intervals between the boundaries for grades 9, 7, 4 and 1. The use of arithmetic grade boundaries is common to Cambridge and all other UK exam boards.

Is there anything else I need to know about this subject course?

More detailed information is available from members of the PE Faculty. A course outline leaflet is also available.

Further information 

Examination method

Written exam 50%.

Controlled Assessment 50%.