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We are a school committed to the benefits of participating in sport. For every level, for every passion, we deliver a comprehensive programme of physical activity designed to inspire every student, broadening their experience by learning new skills and developing talents.

The MCE PE department strives to create and maintain an environment conducive to the academic and athletic growth of each student. The curriculum offers a wide range of learning experiences to meet the needs of individual students and tries to encourage active involvement by all as performers, observers and officials. Through a variety of roles and with shared experiences, students will be encouraged to appreciate their own strengths and weaknesses and respond appropriately to the needs of individuals and groups.

Students participating in sporting activities at MCE will learn valuable lifelong lessons in sportsmanship, teamwork, collaboration, resiliency, and competition, all of which are integral parts of any learning process. It is hoped that the programmes offered across the Key Stages, together with an awareness of leisure opportunities within the community, will develop these skills and abilities required for the students to lead an active and healthy lifestyle.

We aim to provide physical activity for all abilities and support at each level of attainment from participation to performance. Students are encouraged to participate and to strive for performance targets within lessons and in CCAs. Our students will also participate in various sporting events with other international schools in Cairo and will be provided with opportunities to compete overseas.

Whatever the level of participation, we offer students the opportunity to get the blood pumping and the heart rate up.

Early Years Sport

In Early Years, the curriculum focuses on children’s physical, personal, social and emotional development and teaching and developing the fundamental movement skills such as balance, coordination, flexibility and agility and speed. We also teach them about healthy lifestyle basics including healthy food choices, and the importance of being active and exercise. Throughout our lessons, we aim to nurture school and sports’ values like integrity, kindness, sportsmanship, and respect.

Activities studied at Early Years are:

Fundamental skills: basic movements including running, jumping, hopping, balancing, and skipping

Ball skills: throwing, catching, kicking, passing, rolling, carrying & stopping a ball in different ways.

Key Stage 1

Within this Key Stage, we aim to develop fundamental movement skills, ensuring that students are increasingly competent and confident and can access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. Units are split into blocks with rotations every half term. There are two lessons a week, one for core lessons and the other for swimming. Students are taught in their classes which are mixed groups.

Activities studied at Key Stage 1 are:

Athletics, Invasion games, Health related fitness, Multi-skills: basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, Striking and fielding, Swimming, Team building activities.

Key Stage 2

In Key Stage 2, students are taught to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. The focus is more on communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. We aim to develop their understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

Units are split into blocks with rotations every half term. There are two lessons a week, one for core lessons and the other for swimming. Students are taught in their classes which are mixed groups.

Activities studied at Key Stage 2 are:

Athletics, Basketball, Gymnastics, Health related fitness, Netball, Rounders, Rugby, Swimming, Tennis.

Key Stage 3

Across this Key Stage pupils are introduced to key skills and concepts through modified games and play. Emphasis through years 7 and 8 is the development of basic cores skills, how to apply them, and a basic understanding of rules, tactics and strategies. Units are split into blocks with rotations every half term. There are two lessons a week, one for core lessons and the other for swimming. Students are taught in both single sex and mixed groups dependent on the activity.

Activities studied at Key Stage 3 are:

Athletics, Basketball, Dance, Football, Gymnastics, Health Related Fitness, Netball, Rounders, Rugby, Swimming, Table Tennis and Tennis.

Key Stage 4 & 5

Across this Key Stage, the focus in lessons is lifelong learning and the ability of students to make informed choices about the activities they would like to participate in post education. Students take greater responsibility for their learning as well as developing roles as player, coach, organiser and official across all of the activities studied. Activities are studied over 5 or 6 week blocks and are a mixture of traditional competitive sports and fitness based activities.

Activities studied at Key Stage 4 and 5 are:

Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Dance, Handball, Health Related Fitness, Football, Hockey, Netball, Rounders, Rugby, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Ultimate Frisby, Volleyball, and Yoga.


From year 9, we offer Cambridge IGCSE Physical Education. This can be taken as a two or three year course depending on the pathway your student is taking. Cambridge IGCSEs are accepted and valued by leading universities and employers around the world as evidence of academic achievement.

The course is a mixture of practical coursework and a written examination. Students will learn about the theory in the following topics: Anatomy and Physiology, Health, Fitness and Training, Skill Acquisition and Psychology, and Social Cultural and Ethical Influences.

Students also develop transferable skills including decision making, psychology understanding of people, independent thinking, problem solving and analytical skills as well as thinking, acting, and reacting under pressure. All of which are useful in any career path students choose to take.

The combination of knowledge and skills in Cambridge iGCSE Physical Education gives students a solid foundation for further study. Candidates who achieve grades 9 to 4 are well prepared to follow a wide range of courses including A Level Physical Education, A Level Biology and A Level Psychology.


There is an extensive extra-curricular and enrichment programme available at our school. We aim to provide physical activity for all abilities and support at each level of attainment from participation to performance.

Clubs and teams train after schools as part of the co-curricular activity programme. We have regular fixtures and compete against international schools within Cairo in a variety of sports and have opportunities to compete overseas. Please find a full list of activities below.

In addition to out of school fixtures we also run termly inter-house matches which are hugely enjoyed by the students and extremely competitive.

  • u11 Girls and Boys Football
  • u13 Girls and Boys Football
  • u16 Girls and Boys Football
  • u18 Girls and Boys Football
  • u11 Girls and Boys Basketball
  • u13 Girls and Boys Basketball
  • u16 Girls and Boys Basketball
  • u11 Girls Netball
  • u13 Girls Netball
  • u18 Girls Netball
  • Primary swimming team
  • Secondary swimming team

MCE Statement of Sportsmanship

The purpose of MCE physical education department is to provide opportunities for students to participate in a safe, challenging, educational and professional environment. Students will be provided opportunities to showcase their talents while maintaining a spirit of respect and cooperation with fellow athletes, coaches, and officials.

Each event includes students and adults in various roles: athletes, coaches, officials, spectators. Everyone involved must uphold the spirit of good sportsmanship and fair play. This sprit is upheld by our sports competitors demonstrating respect for fellow competitors, coaches providing positive comments and encouragement, officials offering impartial judgment during contests, spectators showing respectful enthusiasm.

Adults act as role models for our athletes. Therefore, profanity, deliberately distracting noises to interfere with the performance of a competing athlete, the verbal or gesturing condemnation of coaches or officials, or any behavior that is disrespectful or degrading to MCE sporting Department’s mission statement and philosophy jeopardizes the quality of experience for the athletes.

MCE PE and coaching asks all athletes, coaches, officials, parents and spectators to demonstrate good sportsmanship and be mindful of their actions during athletic contests.

Meet the team

Within the PE department, we have nine exceptional staff members who have a wide range of experience and qualifications. Our teachers each have individual specialties, further providing the students with a balanced and broad standard of education.

Sports Facilities

Here at Malvern College Egypt, we occupy a range of modern sport facilities including:

  • An outdoor, heated swimming pool
  • AstroTurf playing field
  • Two mini AstroTurf courts
  • A multi-purpose PE court – Basketball/Netball/Volleyball
  • Indoor gym
  • Dance studio
  • Adventure playground
  • Early Years indoor centre
  • Early Years outdoor playground







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