Physical Education - Level 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: A. Bryant

• Knowledge of body structure and function through sporting application.
• Experiencing Outdoor Education Activities / Sports and their effect on well-being
• Safety in the Outdoors
• Making safe choices
• Interpersonal skills through physical activity & adventure education
• Performance of physical skills.
• Examine the quality of movement in physical activity.
• Physical Activity via a range of experiences including squash, tennis, weight training, flag football, basketball, badminton, mountain biking, high ropes, gymnastics

• This course has a large practical component
• Students may not take PHE1, PHE2 or PHE3 in conjunction with ADP1, ADP2 or ADP3

Course Overview

Term 1
1.7 - Safety Management Camp - Boys go mountain biking and rafting in Rotorua. Before, during and after camp they look at aspects of safety and reflect on what went well and what could be improved upon.

1.1 - Practical activities - students take part in a wide range of physical activities and sports including dodgeball, squash, tennis, cricket, turbo touch, badminton. They reflect on aspects that influence their participation.

1.2 - Anatomy, Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology - students refresh their knowledge from Year 10 and then apply this knowledge to a chosen sporting skill.

Term 2
1.2 - Assignment - complete this online assignment during the senior assessment week.

1.5 - Interpersonal skills - The class are split into even teams and run themselves as a sporting club whilst taking part and training for Flag American Football. They reflect on their interpersonal skills and how these have impacted on the team both positively and negatively.

Term 3
1.5 - Complete the Flag Football Tournament and complete write-ups/reflections

1.3 - Badminton - students take part in a teaching and learning programme based around Badminton. They gain expert coaching and train for several weeks. They are assessed against a set of criteria before being given a final grade.

Term 4
1.1 - Complete Final assessment and given final grade.

Additional learning in readiness for Level 2 Physical Education next year.


Athlete Development - Level 2, Outdoor Education - Level 2, Physical Education - Level 2

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$130 (Compulsory Outdoor Education camp to Taupo and Equipment costs)
Transport to Taupo
Accommodation at Reids Farm
Mountain biking at the Craters of the Moon MTB Park (bike hire included)
High Ropes Course
Action Centre
Swim at the AC Baths
Tramp and swim from Huka Falls through to Spa Park
Huka Jet boat ride.


Open Entry

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Course endorsement provides recognition for a student who has performed exceptionally well in an individual course.
Students will gain an endorsement for a course if, in a single school year, they achieve:
14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence, and
at least 3 of these credits from externally assessed standards and 3 credits from internally assessed standards.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90968 v3 Physical Education 1.7 - Demonstrate, and show understanding of, responsible behaviour for safety during outdoor education activities
Term: 1, Week: 5
A.S. 90966 v3 Physical Education 1.5 - Demonstrate interpersonal skills in a group and explain how these skills impact on others
Term: 3, Week: 3
A.S. 90964 v3 Physical Education 1.3 - Demonstrate quality movement in the performance of a physical activity
Term: 3, Week: 9
Term: 3, Week: 10
A.S. 90963 v3 Physical Education 1.2 - Demonstrate understanding of the function of the body as it relates to the performance of physical activity
Term: 2, Week: 6
A.S. 90962 v3 Physical Education 1.1 - Participate actively in a variety of physical activities and explain factors that influence own participation
Term: 1, Week: 3
Term: 1, Week: 4
Term: 3, Week: 4
Term: 4, Week: 1
Term: 4, Week: 2
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.

Pathway Tags

A Physical Education student is useful for any occupation where you deal with the education, development and needs of people, and for occupations which require presentation, interpersonal, management and leadership skills. For example; Teacher, Physiotherapist, Sports Journalist, Sports Medicine, Professional Sportsperson, Fitness Consultant, Exercise and Sport Science, Personal Trainer, Sales, Sports Marketing, Coach, Exercise Prescription, Sport and Exercise Physiologist, The Armed Forces.


It is the policy of Tauranga Boys’ College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.