PED7

Physical Education - NCEA Level 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms K. Mulcahy

This course follows on from the Level 1 NCEA Physical Education courses.  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 Rock Climbing  . 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 22 credits offered 15 are compulsory and 7 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 3.3: Evaluate the effectiveness of a performance improvement programme (4 cr).
Physical Education 3.4: Demonstrate quality performance of a physical activity in an applied setting (4 cr).
Students will devise and participate in a training programme with the outcome being to participate in a Tough Guy / Tough Gal event. While the units are combined, the assessments are stand alone.

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 Lead Climbing. 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 - Sport Science or Outdoor Education, or LOC/LOL approval.

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