Choosing Physical Education

This course is divided into 80% theory and 20% fitness testing. The theoretical part includes modules in techniques, tactics and rules of team games, anatomy and physiology, acquiring movement skills and socio-cultural studies. For fitness testing students are required to perform various tests which are assessed according to the Matsec board criteria.

You can study physical education at:

Course Prerequisites Duration Lessons Practical/Tutorial Sessions
Intermediate Level No previous knowledge is required 2 years 3 lessons per week Fitness testing  and practical sessions in games to be examined

Special Considerations:

  • Students would benefit if PE is chosen together with Biology and Psychology.

Recommended Textbooks

  • OCR PE for AS by Graham Thompson, Nesta Wiggins-James , Rob James, HODDER EDUCATION; ISBN 978-0-340-95868-1

The teaching programme is supplemented by:

  • Guest coaches in sports as required by the syllabus of Intermediate PE
  • Visits to Marsa athletics track for fitness testing, and visits to various other sport venues related to the games being examined

Further Studies/Career opportunities

  • University of Malta (eg: Education, Sport)
  • Careers in sports psychology, sports nutrition, physiotherapy, armed forces of malta, sports science, sports management and coaching