Physical Education and Health by PNBHS

Physical Education & Health

10 Sports Science - 10SPS

The Sports Science class concentrates on leading students through to NCEA Level 1. Content includes: anatomy; biomechanics and physiology giving an understanding around how and why the body works during physical activity. It also looks into the Principles and Methods of training and these are applied through a training programme designed by the students.

This Sports Science programme DOES NOT replace core Physical Education. Please note that this is an option subject and is different to the Sports Development classes.

Level One Health Studies - 11HEA

Health Education deals with topics of relevance for adolescents such as sexuality and relationships, drug and alcohol use, building resilience to manage change and stress, and healthy eating. Level 1 Health explores the concept of Hauora and how people's well-being (Physical, Mental/Emotional, Spiritual and Social) are all interrelated.

AS 90971 - Take Action to Enhance an aspect of Personal Well-being (Internal - 3 Credits)
AS 90974 - Demonstrate understanding of issues to make health-enhancing decisions in drug-related situations (External - 4 credits)

Subject Cost - $25

Level One Sport Science - 11SSC

Physical Education Studies is a fully internal course.
This course focuses on level 6 of the Health and Physical Education Curriculum. It will offer the opportunity to experience and participate in a wide range of physical activities, in a variety of contexts. You will experience and appreciate the social and personal values playing and coaching sport can provide. You will examine the science behind sport and have a greater understanding of what it takes physically to compete in sport at the highest level. The main focus of this course is to equip you with the necessary skills to maintain and develop your personal wellbeing, both now and in the future, as well as to prepare you for future academic opportunities.
Cost $25

Level Two High Performance Sport - 12HPS

High Performance Sport is internally assessed.
The course is designed to provide conditioning and skills support for young men competing at an elite level in sport, including PNBHS ‘first’ teams. Maintaining an up-to-date training diary will be an essential element of this course. All students will need to maintain acceptable attitude, attendance and behaviour across all subjects to retain their place in this programme.
Cost: $65


Level Two Sport Science - 12SSC

Level 2 Physical Education Studies is a fully internal course.
This course focuses on level 7 of the NCEA Health and Physical Curriculum. It will offer the opportunity to experience and participate in a wide range of physical activities, in a variety of contexts. You will experience and appreciate the social and personal values playing and coaching sport can provide, as well as being able to develop your interpersonal and leadership skills in a variety of settings. The main focus of this course is to equip you with the necessary skills to maintain and develop your personal wellbeing, both now and in the future as well as prepare you for future academic opportunities.
Cost $25


There are two other class types at Level 2:
Sport Science: This class is selected from the level one classes based on results.


Sport and Exercise Studies: This class is selected from the level one classes based on results.


Level Two Core Physical Education - 12PHE

This a practical Physical Education option for students. This is a non-assessed subject. It is important to note that there are no credits in this subject.
Cost $25

Level 2 Sport and Exercise Studies – 12 SES

All students will be placed into this class or SSC based on level 1 results. This course is for students who have not made the pre-requisites for Level 2 SSC. Students who have not done Level 1 PES need to see the HOD for approval.

Year 12 SES Studies is a full level 2 NCEA course. It is for students who have not made the pre-requisites for full Level 2 SSC. This is an alternative programme.

This course will enable them to gain credits at level 2 achievement standards. These will be made up of:

· Performance in physical activity.

· Leadership and communication strategies.

· Self management strategies.

· Implementation of a Physical activity or event.


Level Two Health Studies - 12HEA

The topics in Level 2 Health Education develop an understanding of the difference between ideas related to influences on well-being, consequences for well-being and strategies for enhancing or maintaining well-being. Knowledge around the 'Determinants of Health' and people's 'Attitudes and Values' are also explored.

AS 91236 - Evaluate factors that influence people's ability to manage change (Internal, 5 credits)
AS 91237 - Take action to enhance an aspect of people's well-being within the school community (Internal, 5 credits)
AS 91239 - Analyse issues relation to sexuality and gender to develop strategies for addressing the issues (Internal, 5 credits)
AS 91235 - Analyse an adolescent health issue (External, 5 credits)

Subject Cost - $25


Level Three Sport Science - 13SSC

Level 3 Physical Education Studies is a fully internal course.
This course focuses on level 8 of the NCEA Health and Physical Curriculum. The course is designed to enhance your understanding of the scientific and sociological basis of sport and Physical Education. The course is totally internally assessed using achievement-based methods including: research assignments, essay skill assessment, a practical kayaking trip and biomechanical analysis.
Cost $25

Level Three Core Physical Education - 13PHE

This is a practical Physical Education option for students. This is a non-assessed subject. It is important to note that there are no credits in this subject.
Cost $25


Level Three High Performance Sport - 13HPS

Level 3 High Performance Sport internal assessments is tailored to the needs of the student.
The course is designed to provide conditioning and skills support for young men competing at an elite level in sport, including PNBHS ‘first’ teams. Maintaining an up-to-date training diary will be an essential element of this course. All students will need to maintain acceptable attitude, attendance and behaviour across all subjects to retain their place in this programme. Young men who are selected for this course will complete this in place of study classes so that they are able to complete a full academic programme. The assessment programme will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis, dependent upon individual student needs and future pathways.
Cost: $65

Level 3 SPORT AND EXERCISE STUDIES – 13 SES

All students will be placed into this class or SSC based on level 2 results. Students must have achieved 16 credits at Level 2 SSC and gain literacy at level 2 for English. Students who have not done level 2 PES need to see the HOD for approval.

Year 13 SES Studies is a full level 2 and 3 NCEA course. It is for students who have not made the pre-requisites for a full Level 3 SSC.

This course will enable them to gain these pre-requisites at Level 2 and begin some Level 3 achievement standards.

Level Three Health Studies - 13HEA

In Health, students develop their understanding of the factors that influence the health of individuals, groups, and society - lifestyle, economics, social, cultural, political, and environmental factors. They learn to accept and see differing perspectives to an issue, being aware of the main ethical issues New Zealand faces.

AS 91461 Analyse a New Zealand health issue (Internal, 5 credits)
AS 91463 Evaluate health practices currently used in New Zealand (Internal, 5 credits)
AS 91464 Analyse a contemporary ethical issue in relation to well-being (Internal, 5 credits)
AS 91462 Analyse an international health issue (External, 5 credits)

Subject Cost $25