The Physical Education Department encourages students to stay active and become involved in all the different activities we offer at Northfields. All year groups partake in two hours of PE per week, where they are given the opportunity to develop their skills in a wide range of sports and activities and build upon their basic skills. Some of the sports we offer are listed below:
We provide healthy competition throughout the year through inter-house activities in each of the sports we teach. All students are divided up into either Eagles, Dolphins or Phoenix houses and compete against each other for the prestigious House cup.
Our students also have the opportunity to participate in inter-school competitions which are run through the Mauritius Secondary Schools Sport Association (MSSSA). This gives them the opportunity to represent their school and compete against other schools around the island. Northfields prides themselves on doing well in such competitions and are the current holders of the following titles
• National girls swimming champions
• Regional boys basketball champions
• Regional girls football champions
IGCSE, AS, A LEVEL AND IB (Sports Exercise and Health Science)
Students from Year 10 will have the opportunity to take the following examinations in Physical Education:
• Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Physical Education Theory.
• Cambridge International AS/A level Physical Education
• IB – Sport, Exercise.
The IGCSE course offers students the chance to develop their sporting skills to a higher level and discover how the body works to help them exercise. They will be able to improve their own performance and the performance of others through a variety of training methods and develop their own personal exercise programs.
Cambridge International A and AS Level Physical Education and IB SEHS provides a suitable foundation for the study of Physical Education, Sport Sciences or related courses in higher education. Equally it is suitable for candidates intending to pursue careers or further study in teaching, coaching, sport development, the leisure industry, recreational management and professional sport, or as part of a course of general education!