ASHS Coursebook: 3PED (Level 3 Physical Education)

From WikiEducator
Jump to: navigation, search
Information icon.svg 3PED
NCEA Level:
Primary Qualification:
Primary Learning Area:

What is this course about?

In physical education we will use a challenged based learning programme to explore learning in, through and about movement. The year 13 course will foster critical thinking and will enable you to understand the role and significance of physical activity for individuals and society.  You will have the opportunity to learn in a range of practical contexts as well as apply your knowledge of sports science, sports psychology, exercise physiology, sports sociology and well being to a deeper level.

This is an university approved academic subject with a full Achievement Standards course. There are practical components which complement the learning in this course, however, this is not a practical based course.

What will I learn?

During the course of the year your learning with focus on:

  • During the course of the year your learning with focus on:
    • Movement Analysis  You will build on your knowledge of functional anatomy and biomechanics to analysis movement patterns and identify and explain the strengths and weakness of the skill and offer feedback based on biomechanical principles on how the person can improve on their performance
    • Training to improve performance Students will investigate the concepts surrounding skill acquisition (learning new skills) and explore and challenge the concept of does a standardised training improvement programme work or does individual differences affect people’s abilities to learn and improve
    • Sport & Society  Students will investigate a current event, issue or trend in sport and physical activity in New Zealand and discuss the impact this has on New Zealand society
    • Enhancing Fitness Levels Students will explore the concept of fitness and learn about the exercise physiology of how the body works to allow us to partake in sports and physical activity. You will  investigate the impact of training on the body and challenge the concept of a ‘one size fits all’ approach to enhancing personal fitness levels.  This unit will help prepare you for competing in the secondary schools tough guy and gal challenge in 2017

What standards can I enter?

Summary of standards:
NCEA Level: Standard Number: Name of standard: Domain and Version Number: Credits: UE Literacy credits:
UE Numeracy credits: Assessment: Assessment dates & Reassessment Opportunities
Devise strategies for a physical activity outcome

Physical Education




5 July

No Reassessment

 3 91499 Analyse a physical skill performed by self or others Physical Education


3 L

15 March

No Reassessment

Evaluate the effectiveness of a performance improvement programme
Physical Education


N Internal

27 September

No Reassessment

Demonstrate quality performance of a physical activity in an applied setting

Physical Education



N Internal
June (TBA)

1 November

Reassessment through Volleyball

Examine a current physical activity event, trend or issue impacting on New Zealand society

Physical Education





12 April

No Reassessment

Total available credits: 19

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.

Scholarship opportunities

Scholarship is available to any student interested in taking their learning in physical education to a higher level.  To achieve this award you will need to submit an essay at the end of the year

Frequently asked questions:

How many credits do I need to get a Merit or Excellence endorsed certificate?

Merit endorsed certificate = 14 Merit or Excellence credits (combined) Excellence endorsed certificate = 14 Excellence credits

Is Physical Education a practical based subject?

No, Physical Education is a scholarship subject, this means much of the work completed is theory based. You will have the opportunity to complete one practical standard.

Will there be re-assessment opportunities in this course?
You will be in charge of your learning and assessments. You will keep a logbook which will record evidence of your learning. It is your responsibility to keep up to date and ask your teacher questions on a regular basis to confirm your understanding.  No further re-assessment opportunities will be offered for this course.

By now you should be fully aware that level 3 physical education demands systematic study. You will need to plan your year of study carefully, allowing for routine work.  Keeping well-organised notes and your e-log books up to date is vitally important.
Contributing to classroom discussion, being an active part of groupwork and participating fully to the best of your ability in all practical sessions is an expectation.

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...

Is there a PE uniform?

No, however students are expected to change into gear that is appropriate for PE every lesson. This is compulsory.

Is there an exam at the end of the year?

No. Physical education is 100% internally assessed, this means that you will need to work hard throughout the whole year.