Level 2 Physical Education

12PED
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs N. Johnson

Year 12 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.


Course Overview

Term 1
Do a Duathlon - Perform a physical activity in an applied setting.

Do a Duathlon - Demonstrate understanding of the application of biophysical principles to training for physical activity.

Term 2
Do a Duathlon - Demonstrate understanding of the application of biophysical principles to training for physical activity.

Let’s get Solway Active - Examine the implementation and outcome(s) of a physical activity event or opportunity.

Self, Others and Society - Examine the significance for self, others and society of a sporting event, a physical activity, or a festival.

Term 3
Self, Others and Society - Examine the significance for self, others and society of a sporting event, a physical activity, or a festival.

Anatomy and Biomechanics- Demonstrate understanding of how and why biophysical principles relate to the learning of physical skills.

Learning Areas:

Physical Education & Health



Pathway

Level 3 Physical Education

The Year 13 Physical Education course contributes a possible 19 credits towards Level 3 NCEA and is covered in 4 units of work. Each unit is assessed against one or more Achievement Standards. These units cover creating strategies for lifelong well-being, analysing a skill, training for a purpose and examining an issue in physical activity and its impact on New Zealand society.

There are no external achievement standards to be assessed in NCEA Level Three 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 base fitness level to complete the practical components of this course.

Career Pathways

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

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Optional trips to the Tough Gal Competition and a Super Rugby match.