Course Descriptions - Physical Education

Physical Education 8 (Mpe--8)

The goal of this course is to provide students with the knowledge, understanding and skills to maintain physical health throughout their lives. Our aim is to have students appreciate the importance of physical well-being and its relationship to the intellectual, mental, and social health of all individuals. Students will actively participate in a variety of units including: soccer, badminton, weight training, dance, health & careers, minor games, basketball, football, ultimate, and softball.  Students will experience multiple ways to understand and improve their fitness.  Students will be asked to complete 5 service hours throughout the school year.

 

Physical Education 9 (Mpe--9)

The goal of this course is to provide students with the knowledge, understanding and skills to maintain physical health throughout their lives. Our aim is to have students appreciate the importance of physical well-being and its relationship to the intellectual, mental, and social health of all individuals. Students will actively participate in a variety of units including: lacrosse, pickleball, weight training, dance, health & careers, minor games, volleyball, rugby, ultimate, and softball.  Students will experience multiple ways to understand and improve their fitness.  Students will be asked to complete 7 service hours throughout the school year.

 

Physical Education 10 (Mpe—10 / MPE—10---B / MPE—10---G)

The goal of this course is to refine the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to maintain physical health throughout students’ lives. Our aim is to have students appreciate the importance of physical well-being and its relationship to the intellectual, mental and social health of all individuals.  In grade 10, students will start to develop a repertoire of physical exercise and activity that they can continue into adulthood. Students will actively participate in units combining all of the activities covered in PE 8 and 9 and build on concepts learned in those grades.  Students will experience multiple ways to understand and improve their fitness.  Students will be asked to complete 10 service hours throughout the school year.  For the 2017/18 year, students will be asked to request either Co-Ed, all-girls, or all-boys.

 

ACTIVE FOR LIFE 10/11/12 (YHRA-1C/2C)

Prerequisite:  Physical Education 9

The focus of this course is on lifetime pursuits and introduces students to many non-traditional activities such as yoga, Pilates, cardio kickboxing, step aerobics, hip-hop dance and cycling.  Some activities will be presented as mini units and others will occur only once.  Other topics which will be explored are:  healthy weight maintenance, and first aid.  The course will include several field trips which will partially be decided by student interest and may include activities such as: cycling around Stanley Park, the Grouse Grind, water aerobics and spin classes.  The purpose of the course is to enable students to experience new, recreational, lifetime activities and work toward creating a physical activity habit, suited to their lifestyle.

 

Physical Education 11 (Mpe--11)

Prerequisite: Physical Education 10

P.E. 11 emphasizes the preparation for an active and healthy lifestyle after students leave school. Students will participate and develop skills in a variety of physical activities that have the potential for lifelong involvement. Lifetime sports and leisure activities are the major focus. The program will consist of activities which use both school and community facilities. The choice of activities will be made by individual classes from the following options: badminton, basketball, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, aerobics, ice skating, minor games, tennis and racquet sports, and weight training and many community-centered leisure activities. Students will be required to provide 15 hours of leadership and volunteer time at the school in athletics or within the community in sports or recreation related activities.  Students must complete these hours in order to pass the course. PE 11 does satisfy the Applied Skills 11 credit needed for graduation.

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 10/11/12: BASKETBALL (YHRA-1B/2B)

PE 10/11/12 Basketball is a course designed to help students enhance their knowledge of the game of basketball, develop their in-game skills, and maintain a high level of physical conditioning.  Students enrolled in the course must be prepared for intense physical activity, as they will improve their individual and team basketball skills through competitive drills and games in the gymnasium.  Students will also be put through basketball specific strength and conditioning drills in the gymnasium and weight room.  There will be a classroom element to the course where students will meet in a classroom to watch video, go over strategy, and discuss game preparation.  As an aspect of enhancing their knowledge of basketball, students will complete coaching and refereeing training and will be expected to practice this training as referees and coaches both in school and out. 

 

This course is open to any student in grade 10, 11 or 12 but interested students must complete an application form and be accepted into the course. 

 

Course fee: TBA

 

Physical Education 11/12: Strength and Conditioning  (YHRA-1A/2A)

Become your own personal trainer!  Assess your level of fitness then create and implement a personalized plan to improve cardiovascular fitness and muscular strength and endurance.  We will learn about concepts such as exercise physiology, training principles, sports psychology, good nutrition and injury prevention.  Explore a variety of strength and conditioning activities for lifelong participation in physical activity.  From recreational to elite athletes, any student would benefit from this course; however, participants should be self-motivated, able to work independently and willing to work towards their personal goals.  This course may include field trips and guest presenters

NOTE: Field trips for all senior PE courses will continue to be part of the course.  Students will be required to pay for field trips that they attend.

 

Physical Education 12 (Mpe--12)

Prerequisite: PE 11

Physical Education 12 will continue to emphasize the lifetime activities and pursuit of total wellness begun in Physical Education 11. The course seeks to develop in students the leadership and organizational skills needed to develop, organize and lead recreational and school programs at McMath. A wide array of traditional and community activities will be pursued in Physical Education 12.  This exciting opportunity for students will also include a service component both in the school and in the greater community. Students will be required to provide 20 hours of leadership and volunteer time at the school in athletics or within the community in sports or recreation related activities.  Students must complete these hours in order to pass the course.