NCEA Level 1 Physical Education with Health
Level 1
Number of Credits: PE=17 and Health=11

Entry Recommendations:  Open entry.  Note: Students may enrol in either NCEA Level 1 Physical Education with Health or the NCEA Level 1 Health Studies course.

Course Outline: This course is an alternative to Level 1 Physical Activity, as all Year 11 students must enrol in either Level 1 Physical Activity or Level 1 Physical Education with Health.  Students taking this course will be offered 17 credits in Physical Education as well as 11 additional credits in Health Studies.  Students will have four periods per week of Physical Education and two periods of Health Studies.  

Skills developed in the course:

  • A wide range of motor skills
  • Personal and social skills
  • Self esteem and confidence
  • Interpersonal skills to enhance relationships
  • An understanding of the function of the body through movement
  • Strategies to support positive well-being
  • Outdoor education experience

Course Costs: $250 – Self-defence, and an outdoor experience.

The course leads to: NCEA Level 2 Physical Education, NCEA Level 2 LEAP, NCEA Level 2 Health Studies.


AS 90962
Participate actively in a variety of physical activities and explain factors that influence own participation
5 Credits
Written assessment/physical participation
Assessment Period - ongoing throughout Terms 1, 2, 3
AS 90963
Demonstrate understanding of the function of the body as it relates to the performance of physical activity
5 Credits
Written test
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 2
AS 90964
Demonstrate quality of movement in the performance of a physical activity
3 Credits
Physical performance
Assessment Period - Term 1, Weeks 7-10; Term 3, Weeks 7-10
AS 90975
Demonstrate understanding of issues to make health-enhancing decisions in drug-related situations
4 Credits
Assessment Period - end of year examination
AS 90966
Demonstrate interpersonal skills in a group and explain how these skills impact on others
4 Credits
Written assessment/physical performance
Assessment Period - Ongoing throughout Term 2 and Term 3
AS 90971
Take action to enhance an aspect of personal well-being
3 Credits
Online written assessment
Assessment Period - ongoing throughout Term 1
AS 90974
Demonstrate understanding of strategies for promoting positive sexuality
4 Credits
Written assessment
Assessment Period - Term 3, Week 2
Level 1 Physical Education with Health