|（1.School of Physical Education and Sports，Beijing Normal University，Beijing 100875，China；2.National Innovation Center for Assessment of Basic Education Quality，Beijing 100875，China；3.School of Psychology，Beijing Normal University，Beijing 100875，China)
Abstract: The authors summarized basic requirements of physical education curriculums of Britain, Ireland and New Zealand, and analyzed the three countries’ requirements and experiences in terms of physical education standard, start-ing with curriculum content and evaluation. According to Compulsory Physical Education and Health Curriculum Standard (2011 edition) established by China in 2011, the authors analyzed deficiencies in the contents and evaluation of the physical education curriculum currently implemented in China, contemplated the directions and possibilities to further optimize or upgrade the physical education and health curriculum in China. By means of comparison, the au-thors revealed the following findings: Britain, Ireland and New Zealand have given their physical curriculums more practical curriculum meanings, blended moral education, intellectual education and physical education into a whole, focused on guiding students to understand fairness and competition, to learn to respect others, to communicate with others, and to build a good knowledge and skill foundation for smoothly entering into society; in terms of way of cur-riculum planning, China, Britain and Ireland have adopted the way of organization of “3+1” age groups, while New Zealand has established corresponding objectives for each grade; the three countries have planned and arranged stu-dents’ extracurricular activities; in terms of curriculum content organization, China and Britain organize curriculum ob-jectives into curriculum contents, while Ireland adopts the way of sports event orientation; in terms of curriculum evaluation, education practitioners in the three countries have more flexibility and independency.
Key words: school physical education；curriculum standard；China；Britain；Ireland；New Zealand