ICSE Physical Education Class 10 Syllabus

There is one written paper of two hours duration carrying 100 marks and Internal Assessment of 100 marks. The written paper is divided into two Sections, A and B. Section A consists of compulsory short answer questions on Section A of the syllabus.

In Section B, you are required to answer questions on the rules, skills required and the methods of training of any two of the given team games.

Section A

1. Human Growth and Development

(i) Growth and Development

Meaning of growth and development and difference between the two.

A brief understanding of the Stages: Infancy (0 to 5 years), Childhood (5 to 12 years), Adolescence (12 to 19 years), Adulthood (19 to 65 years and above)

(ii) Factors that influence Human Growth and Development

Hereditary, Environmental, Gender, Nationality, Nutrition.

2. Physical Education

(i) Meaning of Physical Education

(ii) Objectives of Physical Education

Physical development, Psychological development, Social development, Emotional development.

3. Body types

Endomorph, Mesomorph, Ectomorph.

4. Physical Fitness

(i) Meaning of Physical fitness and its importance.

(ii) Components of Physical Fitness.

Cardiovascular / respiratory endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance, Accuracy.

(iii) Factors affecting Physical Fitness.

Hereditary, Nutrition, Environment, Training (facilities and methods), Illness, Self-motivation, Emotional stability, Lifestyle, Posture.

5. Sports Training

(i) Meaning of Sports training.

(ii) Importance of sports training and its objectives.

Builds up strength and endurance, Improves skill levels, Builds motivation, ambition and confidence, Improves knowledge of the their sport, Increases muscle tone, Facilitates good circulation, Improves agility and flexibility, Improves the rate of waste product disposal, Speeds up recovery time, More resistant to injury and illness, Improves concentration, Increases self-esteem.

(A brief understanding)

(iii) Principles of Sports Training.

Individuality, Specificity, Progression, Overload, Adaptation, Recovery, Reversibility, Variance, Frequency, Continuity, Active participation, Periodization, Intensity.

A brief understanding of the above.

6. Safety in Sports

(i) Sports related injuries.

Muscle strain / Pulled muscle, Torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), Torn MCL (medial collateral ligament), Shin splints, Stress fracture, Fracture, Plantar fasciitis, sprained ankle, Tennis elbow, Low back pain, Hip Bursitis, Concussion, Achilles tendonitis, Runner's knee.

A brief understanding of the sports injuries and first aid for these injuries.

(ii) Prevention of injuries.

Warming up and cooling down to be done; fitness of the participant; use of correct equipment and maintaining equipment; Proper knowledge of rules of the game/ sport; Wearing the recommended protective gear; importance of resting between workouts; supervision of coach / teacher; proper training of skills and techniques; safe facilities.

7. Health Education

(i) Meaning and Importance of Health Education

(ii) Nutrition

Meaning of Nutrition and balanced diet. Balanced Diet - basic constituents, functions and sources: Carbohydrates, Proteins, Fats, Vitamins, Minerals, Water, Fiber;

A brief understanding of malnutrition - undernutrition and overnutrition.

(iii) Dietary modification for Sportsperson

Calories (carbohydrates; Proteins; Vitamins; Fluid; Salts (sodium etc.)

(iv) Meal planning guidelines for various physical activities with sample menus.

8. Careers in Physical Education

Various career options in Physical Education.

Coach, Physical Education Teachers, professional sportsperson, Sports management, Commentators, Officials.

A brief understanding of the above.

Section B

You are required to answer questions on any two of the following team games.

  1. Cricket
  2. Football
  3. Hockey
  4. Basketball
  5. Volleyball
  6. Badminton