Year 11 Physical Education A
In this 12 credit course students have four periods a week, presenting them with the opportunity to experience and develop physical, personal and social skills in a wide range of physical activities.
The course is covered in three modules of work: Let’s Get Active, Sports Education and Managing Personal Fitness. The first two are assessed using NCEA Achievement Standards and the third using a Unit Standard.
In this 21 credit course students have four periods a week, presenting them with the opportunity to participate in a variety of individual and team activities.
They will study a range of concepts related to physical performance, personal well-being/hauora, interpersonal skills, cooperation and social responsibility within a team environment. These activities are designed to enable them to: achieve their potential in physical growth and development, improve their health and fitness, develop a wide range of motor skills and learn the importance of social responsibility and cooperation in a team. Above all they will gain a better understanding of the importance of being physically active and have an appreciation of he opportunities for physical activity they can become involved in to develop and maintain an enjoyable and healthy lifestyle.
This course covers a wide range of both theoretical and practical learning experiences, from exercise science through to outdoor education. Students will have the opportunity to develop their personal health and physical development. They will seek to develop and apply principles of motor skill learning. As well, they will be required to take roles of responsibility in both a coaching and outdoor education setting.
This course provides learning experiences that promote an understanding of the need for a physically active and healthy lifestyle. The emphasis is very much on personal skill development and independent study towards an understanding of individual and group needs in physical education, sport, health and recreation.
The emphasis is on developing skills and knowledge in a range of outdoor pursuits to provide an opportunity for personal and social growth and development, and to develop an understanding and appreciation of the natural environment. The course offers an excellent opportunity for students to develop a wide range of skills and to gain credit for their achievements through Recreation Unit Standards curriculum.
Sixteen Level 1and 2 Unit Standards are spread throughout the four terms with each unit having a theory and practical component. The course is largely based at school but has a field trip component which is necessary to develop and apply the skills learnt in class and for assessment purposes. The course requires a large time and financial commitment by students because of the nature of the field trips and the types of outdoor activities undertaken.
The emphasis is on personal development through sport and activity. Participants are expected to develop a range of life skills through practical involvement in sport and coaching, and in community projects. The course will provide specialised qualifications such as the C.A.N.Z. Level 1 Certificate and Getting Started Coaching Certificate, for those interested in employment in the health and fitness industry.
The course is divided into modules which include: training principles and techniques, fitness assessment, weight training, programme design, skill development, injury management, sports nutrition, sports psychology, leadership skills, practical coaching experience and life-long fitness requirements. The students are expected to have: