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NCEA Level 2 Physical Education
Level 2
Number of Credits: 19

Entry Recommendations:  Open entry.  

Course Outline: Students will study biophysical principles relating to learning physical skills and training for physical activities.  This course has a strong theoretical and written component that is applied in practical physical activities. From time to time students will travel out of the school grounds during class time.  There is currently a two-day summer and winter camp depending on course numbers. Much of the assessment is through written assignments and students taking this course must be well-organised and self-motivated as Level 2 Physical Education offers internally assessed Achievement Standards only.

Skills developed in the course:

  • An understanding of biophysical principles in relation to motor skill learning and biomechanics
  • An understanding of how to apply biophysical principles to a training programme
  • A variety of physical skills
  • Social responsibility in a physical setting including coaching others
  • An understanding of how groups or teams develop to become effective units or development of leadership strategies while leading others in physical activity

Course Costs: Physical Activity Experiences $500 approximately.

The course leads to: NCEA Level 3 Physical Education, NCEA Level 3 LEAP and NCEA Level 3 Health Studies.


AS 91328
Demonstrate understanding of how and why bio-physical principles relate to the learning of physical skills
5 Credits
Written Assessment
Assessment Period - Term 3 & Term 4
AS 91329
Demonstrate understanding of the application of bio-physical principles to training for physical activity
4 Credits
Written Assessment
Assessment Period - Term 2
AS 91330
Perform a physical activity in an applied setting
4 Credits
Practical performance
Assessment Period - Term 2 or Term 3
AS 91334
Consistently demonstrate social responsibility through applying a social responsibility model to physical activity
3 Credits
Self reflection/teacher assessment
Assessment Period - ongoing across the year; Final assessments due Term 4
AS 91336
Analyse group processes in physical activity
3 Credits
Written Assessment
Assessment Period - Term 1
AS 91332
Evaluate leadership strategies that contribute to the effective functioning of a group
4 Credits
Assessment Period - Term 1
junior and middle school girls