PED8

Physical Education - NCEA Level 3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Peters

This course follows on from the Level 2 NCEA Physical Education course. This course is a combination of Outdoor Education and Sports Science concepts which combines multiple activities and perspectives to explore. The course will have a practical component involving learning new skills in Adventure Racing, Badminton and a Skiing Experience. The theoretical components are based around Evaluating Physical Activity Experiences, Analysing a Physical Skill and Outdoor Education planning preparation and risk management. All assessments are Physical Education Achievement Standards and are approved for University Entrance.


Of the 18 credits offered, 15 are compulsory and 3 are optional. 

This is an approved subject for University Entrance.


Course Overview

Term 1
Physical Education 3.1: Evaluate physical activity experiences to devise strategies for lifelong well-being (4 cr).
Students will exam personal physical activity experiences to date, consider the influences on and reasons for participation in physical activity experiences. They will then use the judgements as a basis for devising strategies for lifelong well-being.

Physical Education 3.5: Examine a current physical activity event, trend, or issue and its impact on New Zealand society (4 cr).
Students will research and explain a current physical event, trend, or issue, Using their findings they will draw conclusions about its impact, or potential impact, on New Zealand society.

Term 2
Physical Education 3.5: Examine a current physical activity event, trend, or issue and its impact on New Zealand society (4 cr).
Students will research and explain a current physical event, trend, or issue, Using their findings they will draw conclusions about its impact, or potential impact, on New Zealand society.

Physical Education 3.4: Demonstrate quality performance of a physical activity in an applied setting (4 cr).
Students will participate in a training programme with the outcome being to participate in a Tough Guy / Tough Gal event.

Term 3
Physical Education 3.2: Analyse a physical skill performed by self or others (3 cr).
Physical Education 3.4: Demonstrate quality performance of a physical activity in an applied setting (4 cr).
Students will analyse the Biomechanical Principles involved in Badminton. This is a second assessment opportunity for Achievement Standard 3.4. While the units are combined, the assessments are stand alone.

Physical Education 3.7: Analyse issues in safety management for outdoor activity to devise safety management strategies (3 cr).
Students will examine the safety management issues for a trip to Tongariro National Park. They will consider factors that influence the issues and devise safety management strategies to address the safety management issues.

Term 4
Physical Education 3.7: Analyse issues in safety management for outdoor activity to devise safety management strategies (3 cr).
Students will examine the safety management issues for a trip to Tongariro National Park. They will consider factors that influence the issues and devise safety management strategies to address the safety management issues.

Recommended Prior Learning

14 or more credits in NCEA Level 2 Advanced Physical Education or LOC/LOL approval.

Credit Information

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91498 v2
NZQA Info
Physical Education 3.1 - Evaluate physical activity experiences to devise strategies for lifelong well-being
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 8

A.S. 91499 v2
NZQA Info
Physical Education 3.2 - Analyse a physical skill performed by self or others
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 8

A.S. 91501 v2
NZQA Info
Physical Education 3.4 - Demonstrate quality performance of a physical activity in an applied setting
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 7

A.S. 91502 v2
NZQA Info
Physical Education 3.5 - Examine a current physical activity event, trend, or issue and its impact on New Zealand society
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 3

A.S. 91504 v2
NZQA Info
Physical Education 3.7 - Analyse issues in safety management for outdoor activity to devise safety management strategies
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 3

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 14
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 7
Total Numeracy Credits: 8

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

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