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** Contributes towards UE Literacy, N Contributes towards Numeracy

NCEA  level

Standard  Number


Assessment Date

Domain  and  version  number





Devise Strategies for a physical activity outcome

Term 1  (week 8)

PE 1




Analyse a physical skill performed by self or others

Term 2

(week 8)

PE 1



91503     N

Evaluate the use of health promotion  
to influence participation in physical

Term 3  (week 8)

PE 1



91498     N

Evaluate physical activity

experiences to devise strategies for

lifelong well being (optional standard)

Term 4 (week 2)

PE 1



91501     N

Demonstrate quality performance of
a physical activity in an applied   

Term 1 (week 8)

PE 1




**UE reading

Examine a current physical activity

event, trend or issue and its impact

on New Zealand society (Optional)

Term 4  (week 2)  optional



What should I have already achieved?

 At least 12 credits at level 2 or have had success in English rich subjects

What is the course about?

 This is a university approved academic subject with a full Achievement Standards course.            There are practical components which complement the learning in this course.  

This level 3 course will foster critical thinking and will enable you to understand the role and significance of physical activity for individuals and society.  You will have have the opportunity to learn in a range of practical contexts (e.g tramping, sport, paintball and leading others) as well as apply your prior knowledge of well being, safety management and personal performance to a deeper level. 

What will I learn?

  • Movement Analysis  You will build on your knowledge of functional anatomy and biomechanics to analyse movement patterns.  You will identify and explain the strengths and weakness of the skill and offer feedback based on biomechanical principles on how the person can improve on their performance
  • Improving Fitness Levels Students will explore the concept of fitness and learn about the exercise physiology of how the body works to allow us to partake in sports and physical activity. You will  investigate the impact of training on the body and challenge the concept of a ‘one size fits all’ approach to enhancing personal fitness levels.  This unit will help prepare you for competing in a Triathlon or Duathlon in Beachlands in Term 1 2017
  • Safety Management In the outdoors You will question and challenge assumptions/practices relating to safety on the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze tramps or Paintball.   You will put plans into place to be proactive in ensuring that outdoor activity is managed safely.  EOTC.  Environment.  Legislation.  Conservation.  Sustainability.  Ethics.
  • Health Promotion You will question and challenge assumptions about a health promotion process and make judgements about the impact of the process on participation.  You will take action to encourage others to be active.   Gathering, analysing and evaluating ideas.  Implementation.  Participation.  Issues
  • Societal issues  What are the impacts of performance enhancing drugs, obesity and water safety on   New Zealand society

How will this course be assessed?

All standards in Physical Education are internally assessed.

Will there be any FAO?  (Further Assessment Opportunities) FAO are on offer in AS 91501.

What are the course costs? $0.  Their will be trip costs of $60 approx for Triathlon