Physical Education 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Graham


Open Entry

School_FrontA 20 credit internally assessed course where students will get the opportunity to raft the Kaituna River, mountain bike in the Redwoods and play a range of games within school. The course is aimed at all students that value their well being and appreciate the wider context of Physical Education.

Course content that will be covered includes; 

•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 educationSchool_Front
•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, gymnastics

NB- Students may not take PHE1 conjunction with ADP1.

Course Overview

Term 1
1.7 - Safety Management Camp - Students go mountain biking and white water rafting in Rotorua. Before, during and after the day trip students will analyse safety aspects 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. Students keep a journal and discuss the aspects that influence their participation.

1.2 - Anatomy, Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology - Students refresh their knowledge from Year 10, extend learning 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/Sport Education - 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.

Learning Areas:

Physical Education


Athlete Development 2, Outdoor Education 2, Physical Education 2

Career Pathways

Massage Therapist, Ship's Master, Navy Sailor, Navy Officer, Occupational Therapist, Osteopath, Physiotherapist, Tertiary Lecturer, Recreation Co-ordinator, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Secondary School Teacher, Tour Guide, Management Consultant, Career Consultant, Scrum Master, Trainer, Dietitian, Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor, Sports Coach/Official, Police Officer, Army Officer, Army Soldier, Firefighter, Professional Sportsperson, Hunter/Trapper, Health Promoter, Immigration Officer, Industrial Spray Painter, Primary School Teacher

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$100 Outdoor Education day trip to Rotorua
- Transport to and from Rotorua
- Rafting (equipment hire and trip)
- Mountain Biking (bike and helmet hire)

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.

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