Physical Education

Mrs J Duder —

The following subjects are available for students to study in 2020

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, 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

Topics studied are: Basketball, Hockey, Foreign Games, Racquet Sports, Futsal, and Touch. In addition to this, 11Ped will cover Anatomy, Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology concepts and their applications in physical activity/sport, whilst 11Pel will focus on developing self-management strategies and interpersonal skills.

NB: The makeup of practical and theory credits will depend on identified student needs. In most 11Ped classes the majority of assessments are theoretical.

Recommended Entry Criteria: Nil

Qualifications to be gained: Level 1 Achievement Standard credits

Level 1 Numeracy and Literacy: 11Ped - 9 Literacy credits, 11Pel - 12 Literacy credits

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

Contact Person: Miss Smith


Physical Education:   12Ped   Full Year

Course Description: This course is designed for students who have a genuine interest in Physical Education, and the science of movement and participation, and the impact of sport on society.

NB: Over 75% of the course’s assessment is theoretical.

Topics include: Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Functional Anatomy, Methods and Principles of Training, Principles of Skill Learning, Sociology of Sport, Caving, Touch, and Volleyball.

Recommended Entry Criteria: Level 1 NCEA certificate and Achievement Standard 90963. Students studying 12Ped cannot study 12 Ppp. Not recommended for 11Pel unless success has been gained in Achievement Standard 90963.

Qualifications to be gained: Level 2 Achievement Standards credits

UE Literacy: No

Approximate Contributions: $105 for activities and workbook.

Next step: 13Ped

Contact Person: Mr Person


Practical Personal Pathways: 12 Ppp Full Year

Course Description: This course is for students who wish to participate in a predominately 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. Students eligible for 12Ped may study 12SPL but cannot study 12PPP.

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

Approximate Contributions: $100 for use of community resources and activities.

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

Contact Person: Miss Smith


Sport Leadership:   12Spl   Full Year

Restricted to one class – 12 Spl

This course will also suit Year 13 students aiming for Level 3 NCEA certificate. It is largely made up of Level 3 credits, however, there are no University Entrance credits.

Course Description: This course is designed for students who have a genuine interest in sport coaching,  and leadership. There is an emphasis placed on coaching and leading student teams from school and/or contributing schools

Topics include: Coaching pedagogy, coaching review, adventure-based learning facilitation and risk management.  A number of credits are assessed outside of school hours as part of a commitment to coaching a junior sports team.

Attendance requirement of 90% in order to meet expectations to go out and coach.

Recommended Entry Criteria:  Level 1 Certificate.

Qualifications to be gained: Level 2 Achievement and Level 2 or 3 Unit Standard credits.

UE Literacy: No

Approximate Contributions: $115 for activities and workbook.

Next step:  13Plp, 13Spd, 13Oed

Contact Person: Miss Smith


Physical Education:   13Ped   Full Year

Course Description: The emphasis of this course is understanding the underlying concepts associated with Physical Education, the science of movement and application of this knowledge gained from prior physical education study. As well as participation in practical assessments in Golf and Swimming. In addition to this students will have the option of exploring a trend/issue that impacts on NZ society.

Recommended Entry Criteria: Level 2 NCEA and study at Level 2 Ped preferred

Qualifications to be gained: Level 3 Achievement Standards

UE Literacy: 4 Reading credits

Approximate Contributions: $160 to cover professional swimming, and golf sessions, plus other additional resources

Contact Person: Miss Smith


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. 13Ped and 13Plp can be studied simultaneously.

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

UE Literacy: No

Approximate Contributions: $160

Contact Person: Miss Smith or Mr Dawson