Physical Education

Ms Kim Smith —

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: Active Participation, Anatomy, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology and Societal Influences. 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 - 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 orMiss 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: Over 75% of the course’s assessment is 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. 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: 16 credits

Approximate Contributions: $20 for activities 

Next step: 13Ped or 13PLP

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

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

UE Literacy: 3 credits

Approximate Contributions: $30 for use of community resources and activities.

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 coaching and lead students from Shirley Boys’ High School and/or contributing schools.

Recommended Entry Criteria: Level 1 Certificate.

Qualifications to be gained: Level 2 Achievement Standards (7 credits) and Level 3 Unit Standards (9 credits).

UE Literacy: 7 Credits

Approximate Contributions: $60

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, the science of movement and application of this knowledge gained from prior physical education study. As well as 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

Qualifications to be gained: Level 3 Achievement Standards

UE Literacy: 4 Reading credits

Approximate Contributions: $160 to cover professional swimming, and golf and korfball sessions, and 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 to cover Beach Volleyball court hire and Surfing sessions.

Contact Person: Miss Smith or Mr Dawson