ASHS Coursebook: 2PED (Level 2 Physical Education)

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What is this course about? 

Level 2 Physical Education builds on the knowledge and concepts of previous years and introduces new ideas around physical education. This year you will use a challenged based learning programme to explore learning in, through and about movement. You will continue to develop your knowledge within the fields of sports science and performance improvement by being guiding through the process of designing physical activity and sport specific training programmes. Motor skills will be taught and you will also be encouraged to think critically about the personal and sociological significance of sports and physical activities.            

This is a University Approved Academic Subject with a full Achievement Standard course. Subject endorsements are available in this subject. There are practical components which complement the learning in this course, however, this is not a practical based course.

Subject endorsed certificates

If you receive 14 credits or more at a Merit level you will gain a 'NZQA Merit Endorsed Certificate in Physical Education', likewise if you get 14 or more Excellence credits you will gain a 'NZQA Excellence Endorsed Certificate in Physical Education'.

          Photograph of 10km run at Orewa Beach    10kmrun2.JPG    10kmrun1.JPG     Photograph of 10km run at Orewa Beach

               Yr 12 PE students entered the 10km Oreaw run. They trained for a term whilst studying principles and methods of training.

What sorts of things will I do?

Personalised Training - You will apply principles and methods of training to a chosen event and then compete in this event. This may be a triathlon, road run, ocean swim, orienteering competition etc

Sport & Society Issues - You will be able to explore and challenge societal issues surround sport and physical activity in New Zealand and look at the impact of these and how they impact on self, others and society 

Sports Science  -You will build on your knowledge of functional anatomy and biomechanics and explore how these concepts can be used to enhance sporting performance by learning and improving on sporting skills. Sports Psychology principles will also be examined to see how they can be used to help people learn new skills. 

What standards can I enter?

Summary of standards:
NCEA Level: Standard Number: Name of standard: Domain name & Version Number: Credits: Assessment: Assessment Date & Reassessment Opportunities UE Literacy: UE Numeracy:


Demonstrate understanding of how biophysical principles relate to the learning of physical skills.

Physical Education


5 July

No Reassessment

Demonstrate understanding of the application of biophysical principles to training for physical activity.

Physical Education


12 April

No Reassessment

Perform a physical activity in an applied setting.

Physical Education


29 April

Reassessment through team sport (Turbo Touch)


Examine the role and significance of physical activity in the lives of young people in New Zealand
Physical Education V2

6 September

No Reassessment


Consistently demonstrate social responsibility through applying a social responsibility model in physical activity
Physical Education V2

1 November

No Reassessment

Total available credits: 21

Vocational Pathways

Vocational Pathways provide a framework for students to show how their learning and achievement is valued in the workplace by aligning learning to the skills needed for industry.  

Follow this link to see the profile for this course.

University Entrance Literacy & Numeracy Information

The coded letters under Assessment have the following meanings:

N - L1 and UE numeracy

L - L1 literacy

R - UE reading literacy

W - UE writing literacy

Do I have to do all the standards in the course?

  • YES. You will be entered for all standards in the course and are expected to give your best effort in all of them. The only exceptions will where an individual learning plan is approved by the specialist subject leader after consultation with your parents, tutor and student services.
  • This will only be approved where students have attempted the external topics and find them too difficult, in which case alternative internal standards may be included in their curriculum where able.
  • Students and parents must ensure that the individualised learning plan will still meet the entry requirements for tertiary study.

Frequently asked questions:

Will there be any reassessment opportunities in this subject?

No, you need to ensure you are well prepared for each assessment.

What do I need to bring to PE?

A full change of appropriate gear for practical sessions (if you are not sure what appropriate gear is please ask your teacher!).

Pens and paper, preferably a PE workbook or folder.

You may wish to bring a laptop for notetaking and access to the internet.

Do any of the Level 2 PE standards count towards UE Literacy or UE Numeracy?
No unfortunately they do not count towards UE Literacy or UE Numeracy.

What do I do if I miss an assessment, need an extension, have an appeal or need to check authenticity?

There is a process for appeals on internal grades this information can be found at

All work submitted for achievement or unit standards must be your own, this information can be found at

If you miss an assessment for any reason you must fill in a Missed assessment form, (available at Reception) or

If something has occurred and you need an extension the procedure can be found in the handbook by clicking on this link

Where will Physical Education lead?

The skills developed in Physical Education will be useful for all students and especially those
who are interested in careers such as coaching, sports psychology, personal training,
sports marketing and management, teaching, sports medicine, sports science,
performance analysis, police, physiotherapy, outdoor instructing and much more...