Level 1 Physical Education

11PED
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs N. Johnson

Year 11 Physical Education

The Year 11 Physical Education course contributes a possible 19 credits towards Level 1 NCEA and is covered in 4 units of work. Each unit is assessed against one or more Achievement Standards. The units of work involve participating in a variety of activities, biomechanics and anatomy, interpersonal skills, and producing a quality performance. 

There are no external achievement standards to be assessed in NCEA Level One Physical Education. In other words there will not be an exam at the end of the year, so it is vital that you attend regularly, work hard all the time, make the most of the opportunities of class/library time given and hand all assessments in on time.

The course has a large practical component so you need to be able to sustain physical activity for a period of time. 



Course Overview

Term 1
Getting Stuck In – Participate in a variety of physical activities and explain factors that influence own participation

Working as a Team – Demonstrate interpersonal skills in a group and explain the impact these skills have on the team

Term 2
A Quality Performance – Demonstrate quality movement in the performance of a physical activity. (Badminton)

Take Action to Assist – Take purposeful action to assist others to participate in physical activity

Term 3
Anatomy and Biomechanics– Describe the function of the body as it relates to the performance of a physical activity

Learning Areas:

Physical Education & Health



Pathway

Level 2 Physical Education

The Year 12 Physical Education course contributes a possible 20 credits towards Level 2 NCEA and is covered in 4 units of work. Each unit is assessed against one or more Achievement Standards. The units of work include training for an event, anatomy and biomechanics, examining the effect of a significant physical activity event, and planning and implementing an activity for younger students.

There are no external achievement standards to be assessed in NCEA Level Two Physical Education. In other words there will not be an exam at the end of the year, so it is vital that you attend regularly, work hard all the time, make the most of the opportunities of class/library time given and hand all assessments in on time.

You will require a good fitness base in order to complete the practical standards in this course.

Career Pathways

Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Secondary School Teacher