International School Bangkok IB Sports, Exercise and Health

International School Bangkok
IB Sports, Exercise and Health Science SL
Course Syllabus
2012-2013 – Year 1
Teacher: David Speirs
Ext: 6604
Classroom: 3-103
Course Overview: The IB Sports, Exercise and Health Science (SEHS) course is a new IB course that is part of
the Group 4 Experimental Science category. SEHS is offered at the Standard Level (SL) only, and designed
for students who have an interest in sports, exercise, and/or health, and may consider careers in the field.
Students will use scientific inquiry to investigate issues that affect physical activity.
Aims: The Sports, Exercise and Health Science Standard Level course aims to:
provide opportunities for scientific study and creativity within a global context that will stimulate
and challenge students
provide a body of knowledge, methods and techniques that characterize science and technology
enable students to apply and use a body of knowledge, methods and techniques that
characterize science and technology
develop an ability to analyze, evaluate and synthesize scientific information
engender an awareness of the need for, and the value of effective collaboration and
communication during scientific activities
develop experimental and investigative scientific skills
develop and apply the students’ information and communication technology skills in the study of
raise awareness of the moral, ethical, social, economic and environmental implications of using
science and technology
develop an appreciation of the possibilities and limitations associated with science and scientists
encourage an understanding of the relationships between scientific disciplines and the
overarching nature of the scientific method
Sports, exercise and health science guide, p.7 (2012).
Textbook: IB Course Companion: Sports, Exercise and Health Science. Oxford Press.
Course Components: There are six core topics in the SEHS curriculum, and four options in which students
are required to study two. Core topics and options presented may not be covered in the order listed below.
Options A and C will be the focus in this course in Year 1 and Year 2, respectively, but will be evident in
partnered topics covered in both Years 1 and 2.
Core Topics:
Topic 1
Topic 2
Topic 3
Topic 4
Topic 5
Topic 6
Option A
Option B
Option C
Option D
Anatomy – Skeletal and muscular systems
Exercise Physiology – Ventilatory and cardiovascular systems
Energy Systems – Nutrition; Carbohydrate and fat metabolism
Movement Analysis – Neuromuscular function; Joint and movement; Biomechanics
Skill in Sport – Skill characteristic and classification; Principles of skill; Information processing
Measurement and Evaluation of Human Performance – Statistical analysis; Study Design;
Components of Fitness; Principles of training program design
Optimizing Physiological Performance
Psychology of Sport
Physical Activity and Health
Nutrition for Sport, Exercise and Health
Students will be assessed both internally and externally, as required by IB. The Internal assessment (IA)
uses five assessment criteria including Design (D), Data collection and processing (DCP), Conclusion and
evaluation (CE), Manipulative skills (MS), and Personal skills (PS). D, DCP, and CE, the first three criteria are
each assessed twice. MS are ongoing assessments that take place during the course using a variety of
methods. PS will be assessed one time during the Group 4 Project. The IA is 24% of the total IB score. The
marking scheme will be discussed in class.
The external assessment (EA) is worth 76% of the final assessment and consists of three written papers.
Paper 1 (20%) is a multiple-choice test assessing knowledge from the core. Paper 2 (32%) tests knowledge
of the core only, but includes data-based questions, extended-response questions, problem solving, and
analyzing and evaluating data. A calculator is required for this paper. Paper 3 (24%) tests knowledge of
options A and C according to the assessment objectives set forth by IB, which will be discussed in class.
Assessment Categories:
 Knowledge with Understanding
 Experimental Skills and Inquiry
 Data Management
Student Expectations:
 Be prepared and be on time for classroom activities and labs.
 Complete and submit assignments on time – Mandatory Study Hall will be assigned for all late or
incomplete work. If you need an extension, please ask, but do not abuse the opportunity.
 Pay attention and adhere to all deadlines – both in class and IB deadlines.
 Discuss with me if you are having difficulty, don’t wait until it’s too late.
 Collaboration is encouraged, but do your own work – cheating will not be tolerated. Please refer to
page 15 of the High School Student Handbook regarding academic honesty.
 Ask questions and take risks!
 Check Google Docs, PowerSchool, Haiku, and other e-learning tools for class information, grades,
and assignments.
 Respect self and others.
 Be active and engaged in class.
Habits and Attitudes toward Learning (HAL)
In addition to being assessed on the academic criteria set forth in this class, you will periodically be given a
HAL score, which reflects your habits and attitudes to learning in class. You will also be asked to self-reflect
on the HAL criteria, and discuss HAL goals with your parents and myself.
It is expected that homework be completed before you leave for school trips like IASAS or MUN. Contact
me ahead of time to get the assignments you will need to do. When absent for class, see me the first day
you return to school for assistance in getting missed work.
Materials Needed:
 Graphic calculator
 Pens/Pencils
 Paper
 Notebook
 Textbook
 Folders – One clear folder for me to keep your work