“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.”

John F Kennedy

Physical and health education courses foster the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes that will contribute to a student’s balanced and healthy lifestyle. Through opportunities for active learning, courses in this subject group embody and promote the holistic nature of well-being.

Through physical and health education, students can learn to appreciate and respect the ideas of others, and develop effective collaboration and communication skills.

This subject area also offers many opportunities to build positive interpersonal relationships that can help students to develop a sense of social responsibility.

Aims: The aims of MYP physical and health education are to encourage and enable students to: 

  • use inquiry to explore physical and health education concepts 
  • participate effectively in a variety of contexts 
  • understand the value of physical activity 
  • achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle 
  • collaborate and communicate effectively 
  • build positive relationships and demonstrate social responsibility 
  • reflect on their learning experiences.



Assessment is criterion-related and based on four criteria:

A- Knowing and Understanding

B- Planning for performance

C- Applying and Performing

D- Reflecting and improving performance



MYP Summative Assessment  Task Examples

Grade 7, "Healthy Bodies Fitness - Let's get fit"

Task Overview: You will develop, create, and perform an innovative, imaginative, and engaging 3-5 minute-long fitness instructional video that engages and motivates your audience to exercise.

Assessed Criteria: B & C

(insert Zoe's video)


Grade 8, "Skip Rope Routine"

Task Overview: You will develop, create and perform a creative video that informs your audience about skipping tricks in an entertaining way.

Assessed Criteria: B & C, D

(insert Ella's video)