NCEA Level 3 Physical Education
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 socio-cultural factors to a range of movement contexts. 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.
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, Surfing lessons and experience $300.
Assessment: Components of this course will be selected from the following standards to suit individual learning needs.