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The syllabus provides learners with an opportunity to study both the practical and theoretical aspects of physical education. It is designed to encourage enjoyment in physical activity by providing learners with an opportunity to take part in a range of physical activities and develop an understanding of effective and safe physical performance. This helps learners to develop an appreciation of the necessity for sound understanding of the principles, practices and training that underpin improved performance, better health and well-being.
This syllabus is graded from 9 to 1 but is otherwise the same as Cambridge IGCSE Physical Education (0413). You will find past papers and other resources on the web page for Cambridge IGCSE Physical Education (0413) these may be useful for teaching Cambridge IGCSE (9-1) Physical Education (0995).
The syllabus year refers to the year in which the examination will be taken.
In June, this syllabus is available in Administrative zone 3 and for centres in Oman and UAE. In November, this syllabus is available in Administrative zone 3 only. Check the administrative zones for your school.
We are withdrawing Cambridge IGCSE (9–1) Physical Education (0995) from the November exam series. The last November series for this syllabus will be November 2024.
From 2025, we will only offer this syllabus in the June exam series.
We communicated this change to schools in May 2022.
Please note that if you make an entry for the 9-1 grading scale, it is not then possible to switch to the A*-G grading scale once the entries deadline has passed. If you find that you have accidentally made an entry for the 9-1 syllabus, you must withdraw and re-enter before the entries deadline.
Check the Submit for Assessment page and the samples database for information and guidance on submitting moderated and examined work using Submit for Assessment.
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