Level 3 Physical Education

13PED
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. King

Recommended Prior Learning

Students will be expected to have gained Achieved or better in each of the PE Achievement Standards PE 91328 and PE 91330 at Year 12. 

Or students can enter this course if they gained a Merit or Excellence endorsement in Level Two Physical Education.

In addition, a strong performance in a Year 12 Science subject would be beneficial, and a genuine interest in sport and physical activity accompanied with a good level of fitness would be expected.


The content of the course is approximately 40% practical and 60% classroom based using a variety of teaching methods. Time beyond the classroom will be required for trips and field work practical's. Activities completed will be drawn from rock climbing, badminton, examining trends in physical activity in New Zealand; and devising strategies to stay active beyond school and in later life.


Course Costs:

A course enrichment opportunity for AS91501 and AS91504 exists where students can attend a four day rock climbing trip to Wanaka which would require a payment of $400 (estimate) before commencement of the trip. 


Course Overview

Term 1
Critical Thinking Unit then:
Achievement Standard 3.7 + 3.4 Rock Climbing Unit (7 Credits combined)
– Learning to climb and developing skills
– Risk Management, site evaluations, RAMS forms,
– Devise safety management strategies

Term 2
Achievement Standard 3.1 Strategies for Life-Long Learning in Physical Activity (4 Credits) then:

Achievement Standard 3.3 (and 3.4) Futsal or Badminton context (4-7 Credits)
- Evaluate the effectiveness of a performance improvement programme in Futsal or Badminton.
- Biophysical principles, functional anatomy, biomechanics, skill learning, sport psychology
- Socio-cultural factors, S.P.E.E.E.C.H

Term 3
Achievement Standard 3.3 (and 3.4) Futsal or Badminton context (4-7 Credits) continued.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of a performance improvement programme in Futsal or Badminton.
- Biophysical principles, functional anatomy, biomechanics, skill learning, sport psychology
- Socio-cultural factors, S.P.E.E.E.C.H

then:
Achievement Standard 3.5 Physical Trends and Issues (4 Credits)
- Examine a current physical activity, trend, issue and its impact on New Zealand Society
- Questioning and challenging assumptions around physical activity and its impacts

Term 4
Achievement Standard 3.5 Physical Trends and Issues (4 Credits) continued
- Examine a current physical activity, trend, issue and its impact on New Zealand Society
- Questioning and challenging assumptions around physical activity and its impacts

Learning Areas:

Physical Education


Assessment Policy & Procedures
Career Pathways

Acupuncturist, Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Paramedic, Anaesthetic Technician, Pathologist, Police Officer, Clinical Physiologist, Podiatrist, Chiropractor, Coachbuilder/Trimmer, Diver, Corrections Officer, Medical Imaging Technologist, Sports Coach/Official, Forensic Scientist, Early Childhood Teacher, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Firefighter, Fishery Officer, Professional Sportsperson, Health and Safety Inspector, Primary School Teacher, Security Officer/Guard, Massage Therapist, Nanny/Child Carer, Occupational Therapist, Osteopath, Physiotherapist, Private Teacher/Tutor, Probation Officer, Recreation Co-ordinator, Youth Worker, Secondary School Teacher, Teacher Aide, Intelligence Officer, Scrum Master

Equipment/Stationery

Devices are not essential but highly recommended - please refer to the school specification requirements for a preferred device.


Pathway Tags

Acupuncturist, Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Paramedic, Anaesthetic Technician, Pathologist, Police Officer, Cardiac Physiologist, Podiatrist, Chiropractor, Coachbuilder/Trimmer, Diver, Corrections Officer, Medical Radiation Technologist, Sports Coach/Official, Forensic Scientist, Early Childhood Teacher, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Firefighter, Fishery Officer, Professional Sportsperson, Health and Safety Inspector, Primary School Teacher, Security Officer/Guard, Massage Therapist, Nanny/Child Carer, Occupational Therapist, Osteopath, Physiotherapist, Private Teacher/Tutor, Probation Officer, Recreation Co-ordinator, Youth Worker, Secondary School Teacher, Teacher Aide, Intelligence Officer, Scrum Master


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