NCEA Level 3 Physical Education
Level 3
Number of Credits: 19

Entry Recommendations: NCEA Level 2 Physical Education is recommended.

Course Outline: The emphasis of this programme is to apply knowledge of exercise physiology, anatomy, biomechanics and training principles to a programme relevant to the individual.  This course builds on NCEA Level 2 Physical Education and although this is not a prerequisite, it is advisable to have some knowledge of human biology or physical activity programmes.  Much of the assessment is through written assignments and students taking this course must be well-organised and self-motivated as Level 3 Physical Education offers internally assessed Achievement Standards only. Ability to critically self-evaluate is essential to achieving highly in this subject.   From time to time, students will travel out of the school grounds during class time and may need to use their own vehicles as well as the school mini van.

Skills developed in the course:

  • Strategies for use in a variety of settings to enhance enjoyment and well-being
  • Performance in a physical activity in an applied setting
  • Programmes and practices to improve the student’s own performance
  • Critical evaluation skills

Course Costs: Physical activity experiences $40, Camp approximately $300.

Assessment: Components of this course will be selected from the following standards to suit individual learning needs.

AS 91498
Evaluate physical activity experiences to devise strategies for life-long well-being
4 Credits
Literacy/Numeracy
Written assessment
Assessment Period - Term 3, Week 9
AS 91499
Analyse a physical skill performed by self or others
3 Credits
Literacy
Written assessment
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 5
AS 91500
Evaluate the effectiveness of a performance improvement programme
4 Credits
Literacy/Numeracy
Written assessment
Assessment Period - Term 3, Week 4
AS 91501
Demonstrate quality performance of a physical activity in an applied setting
4 Credits
Numeracy
Physical Performance
Assessment Period - Term 1 & 3
AS 91502
Examine a current physical activity event, trend or issue and its impact on New Zealand society
4 Credits
Literacy
In class wirtten assessment
Assessment Period - Term 1, Week 8
Level 3 Physical Education