Physical Education - Level 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: G. Marshall

The PHE2 course continues with the Physical Education Department's philosophy of 'Learn through doing'.
During the year students will experience a mix of practical and theory periods during the week.
• Knowledge of body structure and function through sporting application.
• Social Responsibility through Mountain Bike Camp
• Methods and Principals of Training - complete weight based training programme
• Leadership and Coaching local Primary Schools
• Performance of physical skills including Badminton, Basketball, Mountain Biking, Ten Pin, & Lawn Bowls
• 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
2.2/2.4 - Students complete a teaching and learning programme in Badminton and Basketball. Whilst completing this we run through a refresher course on Anatomy, Biomechanics and look at how Skill learning and coaching influence your ability to learn new skills. The boys then get assessed on their practical ability in either badminton or basketball. They then choose a skill to work on, complete base-line testing and go through a specific learning programme they design to improve. They reflect on this in a written test at the end of the term.

Term 2
2.8 - Social Responsibility and 2.4 - Mountain Biking - Boys attend a 2-day camp to the Redwoods in Rotorua where they are assessed on their ability to be socially responsible, being safe, helping others and listening to and following instructions. They are also assessed on their ability to mountain bike around a timed course.

2.3 - Methods and Principles of training - students complete a weight training programme, after setting goals and completing a fitness test. They do the programme for 7 weeks and then reflect on how and why they used the methods and principles and the impact of this training.

Term 3
2.6 - Coaching and Leadership - Boys work through a range of strategies under the headings of Communication, Motivation and Management and investigate how these influence people in a team environment. They then coach younger students in a range of primary schools around Tauranga and reflect on how the strategies worked, what went well and what could be improved next time.

2.4 - Squash coaching and games over at the Susan Devoy Squash courts

Term 4
2.4 - Lawn Bowls - coaching and games at the Tauranga South Lawn Bowls club

2.8 - Reflection and final grade on Social Responsibility across the year.


Athlete Development - Level 3, Outdoor Education - Level 3, Physical Education - Level 3

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$250 including the Mountain Bike Camp and Practical experiences

$175 - 2 day Mountain Bike Camp to the Redwoods
$75 - Practical activity fees including Ten Pin, Lawn Bowls and Bus transport for coaching sessions


Open Entry - PHE1 preferred

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. 91334 v2 Physical Education 2.8 - Consistently demonstrate social responsibility through applying a social responsibility model in physical activity
Term: 2, Week: 3
A.S. 91332 v2 Physical Education 2.6 - Evaluate leadership strategies that contribute to the effective functioning of a group
Term: 3, Week: 9
A.S. 91330 v3 Physical Education 2.4 - Perform a physical activity in an applied setting
Term: 4, Week: 2
A.S. 91329 v2 Physical Education 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of the application of biophysical principles to training for physical activity
Term: 3, Week: 1
A.S. 91328 v2 Physical Education 2.2 - Demonstrate understanding of how and why biophysical principles relate to the learning of physical skills
Term: 1, Week: 10
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.