Physical Education: Level 3
This course offers the opportunity to experience and participate in a wide range of physical activities, in a variety of contexts. Knowledge from Level 2 Physical Education will be built on and applied to a variety of situations. A high level of critical inquiry is required for most achievement standards and evaluations relating to socio-cultural aspects are required for most standards.
Topics covered include:
- Exercise Physiology
- Motor Learning and Control
- Sociology in Sport and Exercise
- Sport Psychology
- Principles and Methods of Training
- Social Issues
Some of the practical classes may include duathlon, cross-country, skiing and badminton. Alongside this students will be participating in regular physical activity during class time as well as classroom-based activities. Contributions towards the cost involved with some of the activities may be billed to the students' accounts.
16 credits in Physical Education Level 2 or 16 credits in Level 2 English and Science. Entry may also be granted with approval from the HoD of PE.
A student who wishes to sit Scholarship in Physical Education should consult with the class teacher, then be prepared to meet with following criteria.
Critically evaluate aspects of the following:
- the recommendations as a positive generalisation for the population to become active while discussing the problematic nature of general recommendations for all people
- the physiological responses to high-intensity physical activity
- obesity as a trend afflicting the health of people in New Zealand society. Responses should define and explain the terms, consider the problematic nature of the issue, adopt a personal position and present a reasoned argument to support the position
- a scenario, drawing on knowledge of related motor learning/skill acquisition factors
It is expected that students will have a broad knowledge of all topics covered in Level 3 Physical Education.
Scholarship will involve a separate examination that will be externally assessed.