Level 1 Physical Education Sports Studies & Sports Science

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Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr P. McGregor

Recommended Prior Learning

Ideally 3x Junior Physical Education & Health Modules in the Junior School

Characteristics & Qualities Required for Physical Education 

* Team Player

* Effective Communicator

* Develop Leadership Skills

* Focus on Self Improvement & Well-Being

* Active Participant

* Managing Self e.g. Bring PE Gear, Stationary, Laptop/Chrome Book etc. 

* Motivated and Resilient

* Independent Learner 

* Supportive of Others in a Class/Team Environment

* Plays within the Rules, Regulations & Spirit of Sport

* Growth Mind-Set

* Problem Solver

* Self-Reflective


Teacher in Charge: Mr P. McGregor

Teachers Teaching Level 1 Physical Education: Mr P. McGregor & Mr J. McFarlane 

Level 1 Physical Education - Sports Studies 

Term 1 & 2 - Are you the ultimate team player? Physical Education aids students to discover and develop their own physical abilities, well-being, leadership, acquire knowledge, skills and an understanding of movement through team sport.  There will be a focus on Risk Management in Sports, Hauora/Well-Being and Sporting Skills Performance. This is a highly practical course with two written evaluations and a skills based assessment.  Note: Each Period has approximately a 50/50 split Theory vs Practical.

11 credits in total for Terms 1 & 2


Level 1 Physical Education - Sports Science

Term 3 & 4 - Sports Science studies how the human body works during exercise, and how sport and physical activity can promote and improve well-being while improving sporting performance. There will be a focus on Societal Influences in Physical Activity, Functional Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics and Motor Skill Learning. This is a highly practical course with three written evaluations. Note: Each Period has approximately a 50/50 split Theory vs Practical.  

12 credits in total for Terms 3 & 4 

This course is:     Endorsable (14 Credits at Merit or Excellence for a Subject Endorsement

23 Credits possible - 20 of these credits can count towards literacy   All internal assessments. 

For further information see: Mr P. McGregor



Course Overview

Term 1
Level 1 Physical Education - Sports Studies
Term 1 & 2 - Are you the ultimate team player? Physical Education aids students to discover and develop their own physical abilities, well-being, leadership, acquire knowledge, skills and an understanding of movement through team sport. There will be a focus on Risk Management in Sports, Hauora/Well-Being and Sporting Skills Performance. This is a highly practical course with two written evaluations and a skills based assessment. Note: Each Period has approximately a 50/50 split Theory vs Practical.

11 credits in total for Terms 1 & 2

Term 3
Level 1 Physical Education - Sports Science

Term 3 & 4 - Sports Science studies how the human body works during exercise, and how sport and physical activity can promote and improve well-being while improving sporting performance. There will be a focus on Societal Influences in Physical Activity, Functional Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics and Motor Skill Learning. This is a highly practical course with three written evaluations. Note: Each Period has approximately a 50/50 split Theory vs Practical.

12 credits in total for Terms 3 & 4

Subject Areas:

Physical Education


Assessment Policy & Procedures
Career Pathways

Air Force Airman/Airwoman, Air Force Officer, Police Officer, Army Officer, Army Soldier, Building and Construction Labourer, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Podiatrist, Diver, Sports Coach/Official, Firefighter, Ranger, Professional Sportsperson, Security Officer/Guard, Massage Therapist, Model, Navy Sailor, Navy Officer, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Recreation Co-ordinator, Secondary School Teacher, Acupuncturist, Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor, Chiropractor, Community Development Worker, Dietitian, Early Childhood Teacher, Health Promoter, Naturopath