Level 3 Physical Education

13PED
Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

Year 13 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. 


Course Overview

Term 1
Evaluate physical activity experiences to devise strategies for lifelong well-being.

Try a Triathlon - Demonstrate quality performance of a physical activity in an applied setting.

Training for a purpose - Evaluate the effectiveness of a performance improvement programme.

Term 2
Training for a purpose - Evaluate the effectiveness of a performance improvement programme.

Violence in Sport - Examine a current physical activity event, trend or issue and its impact on New Zealand society.

Term 3
Violence in Sport - Examine a current physical activity event, trend or issue and its impact on New Zealand society.

Swing like Tiger - Analyse a physical skill performed by self or others.

Learning Areas:

Physical Education & Health



Career Pathways

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

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Optional outing to Tough Gal Competition.