Physical Education - NCEA Level 2
Teacher in Charge: Ms K. Mulcahy
This course consists of learning and gaining skills in the following:
- Developing and applying practical skills in a performance setting
- Biophysical Principles: Gaining an understanding of biomechanics, anatomy, and sports psychology and applying knowledge to learn a new skill
- Leadership strategies and application: Learning a range of leadership strategies and coaching junior students in a particular activity
- Risk Management in a variety of settings: Explore and apply risk and safety strategies in Rock Climbing and Paintball
All standards for this course are internally assessed.
This course leads on to Physical Education - NCEA Level 3.
During Term 1, students will demonstrate an understanding of how and why biophysical principles relate to the learning of a physical skill. Students will also be assessed on their practical skills throughout the term.
During Term 2, students will analyse the application of risk management strategies to a challenging outdoor activity such as Rock Climbing, Leadership Camp (paintball may be an extra opportunity later in the year).
During Term 3, students will gain and develop their leadership skills. They will then apply their skills to coach a junior class in a particular activity. Students will complete an ongoing evaluation of their leadership strategies and how they contribute to the effective functioning of a group. Students will also be assessed on their practical skills throughout the term.
During Term 4, students will be given the opportunity to complete an optional Achievement Standard. In this unit of learning, students will examine the role and significance of physical activity in the lives of young people in New Zealand.
Recommended Prior Learning
Students must have completed the PED6 course.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 19 credits.