Senior Health & Physical Education Courses

 

Year 11 Physical Education

 

This course is designed for those students who have a real interest in Physical Education and Sport. It covers a wide range of practical and theoretical components.

 

The course is designed to develop individual performance and lifestyle skills. Students will experience enjoyment of physical activity and learn to analyse their own performance. They will develop leadership skills by participating in a variety of sports and learn to make informed decisions about a healthy lifestyle. Theoretical aspects include Athletics analysis, basic Anatomy, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology and leadership roles.

 

Physical Education at this level is taken as a four hour course and will offer 20 NCEA credits which are all assessed internally against five Achievement Standards.

 

Year 11 Health

 

This course builds on the skills developed in Year 10 and provides an opportunity for students to participate in a full NCEA four hour per week course, focusing on personal well-being and decision making. The main emphasis is on Hauora and introduces a basic understanding of socio-ecological perspectives (personal, interpersonal and societal influences, consequences and strategies), and elementary aspects of health promotion among the strategies for goal setting and change.  The goal is to equip students with the skills, knowledge and understanding to maintain and develop personal well-being and to introduce the concept of social justice. The main topics include well-being and goal setting, interpersonal skills, sexuality issues, managing changing states of health and drug issues.

 

Health at this level is taken as a four hour course and will offer 20 NCEA credits of which four achievement standards are assessed internally and one achievement standard is externally assessed. All credits meet literacy requirements at Year 11.

 

Year 11 Sport & Recreation

 

This course is designed as a Year 11 practical Physical Education course that is assessed using Achievement Standards and is primarily for those students who would find the full NCEA course too difficult at Level 1. It is a more practical course and there will be 15 credits offered.

 

Students considering this course must be mindful of the need to be active and fully involved in all periods, except where sickness or injury prevents full participation.

 

Year 12 Physical Education

 

This course is designed for those students who have a real interest in Physical Education and Sport. It covers a wide range of practical and theoretical components.

 

Physical Education at this level is taken as a four hour course and will offer 19 NCEA credits which are all assessed internally against five Achievement Standards.

 

This course focuses on increasing knowledge and skills related to physical activity. The course has a mix of practical and theoretical components. Practical contexts are Climbing, Badminton, Two Touch and Cricket coaching. Theoretical studies include anatomy, biomechanics, methods and principles of training, skill learning, sports psychology, leadership strategies and safety management procedures related to physical activity.

 

Year 12 Health

 

This course builds on the skills developed in Level 1 and provides an opportunity for students to extend their knowledge in Health issues. The main focus is to equip students with the skills, knowledge and understanding to critically examine broader health issues on a personal, interpersonal and societal level. There is a particular emphasis on the determinants of health, social justice and the societal influences on well-being (political, cultural and economic). As critical thinking is a key component to the assessment in this course, excellent communication and literacy skills are a distinct advantage and a requirement for entry into this course.

 

Health at this level is a four hour course and students have the opportunity to achieve a maximum of 20 Level 2 credits and 4 Level 3 credits. All credits meet literacy requirements at Year 12.

 

Year 12 Sport & Recreation

 

This course is designed as a Year 12 practical Physical Education course that is assessed using Achievement Standards and is primarily for those students who would find the academic requirements of a full course too difficult at Level 2. It is a more practical course and there are 16 credits being offered.

 

Students considering this course must be mindful of the need to be active and fully involved in all periods, except where sickness or injury prevents full participation.

 

Year 12 Outdoor Education

 

The emphasis of this course is to develop both personal and leadership skills over a wide range of outdoor activities.

 

It is a four hour a week course and is assessed against Level 2 Achievement Standards and Unit Standards.

Some activities are carried out off-site, so commitment and self-motivation are essential.

 

Year 13 Physical Education

 

This course provides learning experiences that will promote an active and healthy personal lifestyle, and develop individual skills. Students can gain 20 Credits at NCEA Level 3 from this course. Entry for Scholarship awards are also possible for those who are performing exceptionally well. This course is 100% internally assessed.

 

Theoretical parts of the course revolve mainly around applying knowledge learned to a variety of situations and developing the ability to critically analyse a situation within a sporting context. Practical components include Kayaking, Volleyball and Mountain biking.

 

Year 13 Health

 

This course builds on the skills developed in Level 2 and provides an opportunity for students to extend their knowledge of health issues to a much deeper level of understanding. The main focus is to equip students with the skills and knowledge to critically examine the effect of health determinants on Hauora at a personal, interpersonal and societal level, with a particular focus on the influences, consequences and strategies of these effects. Level 3 NCEA Health assessments require students to apply critical thinking skills using sociological, psychological and Health Promotion models, hence excellent communication and literacy skills are essential.

 

Health at this level is a four hour course and students have the opportunity to achieve a maximum of 19-20 Level 3 credits dependent on the achievement standards they choose. All credits meet literacy requirements at Year 13.

 

Year 13 Outdoor Pursuits

 

The emphasis of this NCEA Level 3 course is to develop both personal and leadership skills over a wide range of outdoor activities. The course will be 4 hours per week and will be assessed by Unit Standards.

 

Many activities will be carried out off-site, so commitment and self motivation will be essential to those considering taking this course.  There are a number of trips away so students need to be aware of the impact this could have on their other subjects.

 

Activities may include: Adventure based learning, Physical Fitness, Kayaking, Tramping, First Aid, Risk management, Indoor climbing and camping. Note, some of the above activities may not be offered depending on Instructor Qualifications.

 

Year 13 Sport and Recreation

 

This course is designed as a Year 13 practical Physical Education course that is assessed using Achievement standards and is primarily for those students who would find the academic requirements of a full NCEA course too difficult at Level 3. It is a more practical course and there will be 14 credits offered.

 

The emphasis is on sports leadership and coaching development along with participation in a variety of activities.  Students will be encouraged to assist with the coaching of a sports team either at school or in a community setting.

 

     
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