Physical Education

Ms Kim Smith —

The following subjects are available for students to study in 2021

Physical Education:   11Ped (or 11Pel)   Full Year

Course Description: This course is designed for students who have a genuine interest in Physical Education especially the science of movement, active participation and interacting with others. Students will be placed in classes based on their performances in junior Physical Education and their future aspirations whilst at secondary school and beyond

Both classes will study the following topics: Quality movement in the context of Basketball and another chosen context and Active Participation.

11PED: Anatomy, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology and Societal Influences.

11PEL: Self-management strategies and interpersonal skills.

NB: The classes usually have 2 x theory and 2 x practical lessons as the majority of assessments are theoretical.

Recommended Entry Criteria: Nil

Qualifications to be gained: 

11PED: 17 Level 1 Achievement Standard credits.

11PEL: 15 Level 1 Achievement Standard credits.

Level 1 Numeracy and Literacy: 11Ped - 9 Literacy credits, 11Pel - 7 Literacy credits

Next step: (11 Ped - 12PPP, 12 Ped, 12Spl, 12Oed) (11 Pel - 12 PPP, 12Oed, 11Pel cannot study 12 Ped)

Contact Person: Mr Dawson or Miss Smith


Physical Education:   12Ped   Full Year

Course Description: This course is designed for students who have a genuine interest in both theory and practical aspects of Physical Education. The course will look at exercise programming, practical application of skills and team play to 3 different physical contexts, the impact of sport on society and the science of movement and participation.

NB: The classes usually have 2 x theory and 2 x practical lessons as the majority of assessments are theoretical.

Topics include: Designing an exercise programme and applying Methods, Principles of Training and Exercise Physiology. Caving (optional). Sociology of Sport and the impact on Self, Others and Society. Functional Anatomy, Biomechanics, Principles of Skill Learning, Sport Psychology. Practical sports participated in include Touch Rugby, Futsal and Volleyball.

Recommended Entry Criteria: Level 1 NCEA certificate, at least 12 Level 1 PED credits with Merit or Excellence in Achievement Standard 90963.

NB: Students studying 12Ped cannot study 12 Ppp. Not recommended for 11Pel unless success has been gained in Achievement Standard 90963.

Qualifications to be gained: 20 Level 2 Achievement Standards credits. (16 of which are Literacy credits)

UE Literacy: No

Next step: 13Ped, 13PLP or 13OED

Contact Person: Mr Dunn 


Practical Personal Pathways: 12 Ppp Full Year

Course Description: This course is for students who wish to participate in a predominantly practical Physical Education course. Students must be motivated to participate and show sound organisational and interpersonal skills and self-management. A variety of practical activities will be used to teach students how to manage risks in a practical setting, develop social responsibility skills including community involvement as well as exploring how to maintain a healthy lifestyle through participating in physical activities, and developing skills for weight training.

Recommended Entry Criteria: Not Applicable.

NB: Students eligible for 12Ped may study 12SPL but cannot study 12PPP.

Qualifications to be gained: 18 Level 2 Achievement and Unit Standards credits.

UE Literacy: No

Next step: 12Spl, 13 Plp, 13Spd or 13Oed

Contact Person: Mr Treleaven or Miss Smith


Sport Leadership:   12Spl   Full Year

Restricted to one class – 12 Spl

Course Description: This course is designed for students who have a genuine interest in sport coaching, and leadership. Topics include: leadership strategies, planning and reviewing, coaching pedagogy, facilitation of adventure-based learning. Students will be required to coach and lead students from Shirley Boys’ High School and/or contributing schools.

Recommended Entry Criteria: Level 1 Certificate.

Qualifications to be gained: 16 Level 2 Achievement Standards. (7 of which are literacy credits)

UE Literacy: No

Next step: 13Plp, 13Spd, 13Oed

Contact Person: Mr Christie


Physical Education:   13Ped   Full Year

Course Description: The emphasis of this course is understanding and applying the underlying biophysical and sociocultural concepts associated with Physical Education. Students will apply their knowledge of the science of movement gained from prior physical education study. They will apply their learning throughout the participation in practical assessments in new physical contexts of Golf, Korfball and Swimming. Students will learn to critically analyse a physical activity trend/issue that impacts NZ society.

Recommended Entry Criteria: Level 2 NCEA and study at Level 2 Ped obtaining a minimum of 12 credits. Students need to have achieved AS91328 (2.2) or AS91329 (2.3) and AS91331 (2.5)

Qualifications to be gained: 19 Level 3 Achievement Standard credits.

UE Literacy: Yes - 8 credits Reading

UE Approved: Yes

Contact Person: Miss Smith or Mr Persen


Practical Leadership Pathways: 13 Plp Full Year

Course Description: The emphasis of this course is for students who wish to develop leadership skills in a predominantly practical Physical Education course. It will offer the opportunity to experience and participate in a range of new physical activities. The course will examine Contemporary Leadership principles and applying these in different physical context. This course includes how to train the body, safely and efficiently and therefore how to lead junior students in safe physical training. There will be optimum opportunity to develop and demonstrate interpersonal skills when planning and running a recreational activity for students with disabilities. The main focus of this course is on developing leadership skills as well as preparing for future opportunities within this subject area.

Recommended Entry Criteria: Level 2 certificate. Targeted at students who have studied 12Ppp, 12Oed, or 12Spl.

NB: 13Ped and 13Plp can be studied simultaneously.

Qualifications to be gained: 16 Level 3 Achievement and Unit Standards.

UE Literacy: Yes - 4 credits Reading

UE Approved: No

Contact Person: Miss Smith or Mr Dawson