Physical activity provides the opportunity for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and social interaction. Physical activity is a microcosm of modern culture and society. At ISB students learn to recognise the role of physical activity has in understanding diversity in modern culture. Students are encouraged to include and support each other and respect the limitations and strengths of group members. This is encouraged by participation in activities such as cooperative games, individual and team sports
Physical Education Department Philosophy
The Physical Education staff of The International School of Brunei strives to teach students active lifetime skills through fun, movement-oriented participation that focuses on physical fitness, physical skill improvement, and the development of healthy and active lifestyles. We are committed to offering a quality co-educational physical education program that follows a well-developed curriculum that encourages creativity, self-improvement and cooperation. We follow a plan of standards and assessments to evaluate the effectiveness of the program.
ISB is a founding member of the Brunei Junior Sports League. There are the three sports in the league. Boys Basketball, Girls basketball, Boys football, Girls netball. There are two age group Under 19 and Under 15.
|Year Group||August - December||January-March||April - June|
|Unit 1||Unit 2||Unit 3||Unit 4||Unit 5||Unit 6||Unit 7|
|Year 7||Basketball||Swimming||Athletics||Touch rugby||Net sports||Ultimate||Softball|
|Year 8||Basketball||Swimming||Athletics||Touch rugby||Volleyball||Ultimate||Softball|
|Year 9||Touch Rugby||Swimming||Ultimate||Volleyball||Basketball||Athletics||Softball|
By the end of lower secondary student are expected to be able to meet the following standards.
1. Students are able to move competently using a variety of fundamental and specialised motor skills.
2. Students can monitor and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
3. Students are able to apply movement concepts and basic mechanics of skill performance when learning and refining motor skills.
4. Students comprehend the basic principles of wellness and are able to apply concepts that enable them to make meaningful decisions that
positively impact their health and wellness.
5. Students participate in a wide variety of physical activities that provide opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and lead to
maintaining a personalized active lifestyle.
6. Students demonstrate empathy, understanding, and respect for the numerous differences exhibited by people in an activity setting.
7. Students exhibit responsible and self-directed behaviours that lead to positive social interactions in physical activity
The IGCSE Physical Education course involves a combination of practical and theoretical work. One double lesson per week is spent on practical activities and a second double lesson in the classroom covering the theoretical aspects.
Practical activities are drawn from three main areas:
- Games - such as basketball, football, volleyball and rounders
- Athletics - including track and field events
- Swimming - involving timed swims for different strokes, lifesaving skills and personal survival skills
- If students have interests in other areas, such as sailing, horse-riding or dance, it may be possible for them to be assessed in an activity conducted outside of lesson times.
- The theory component of the course is divided into three units:
- Factors affecting performance
- Health, safety and training
- Reasons and opportunities for participation in physical activity
IGCSE Physical Education is assessed by a combination of coursework and a final
- Paper 1 - Written exam with short answer and structured questions; counts for 40% of final grade
- Paper 2 - Coursework - Four practical activities taken from the areas listed above; counts for 60% of final grade