13PHED
This course requires 1 option.

Year 13 Physical Education

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ben Hancock

What is the health and physical education learning area about?
The health and physical education learning area is about taking action to enhance well-being. It encompasses three different but related subjects – health education, physical education, and home economics – with a shared conceptual framework and achievement objectives.
Students learn that well-being is a combination of the physical, mental and emotional, and social and spiritual aspects of people’s lives. They learn to think critically and to make meaning of the world around them by exploring health-related and movement contexts. They learn how to bring about sustainable health-enhancing change for individuals, communities, and society.

The seven key areas of learning included in teaching and learning programmes at both primary and secondary levels are:

mental health
sexuality education
food and nutrition
body care and physical safety
physical activity
sport studies
outdoor education
What is health education about?
In health education, students develop their understanding of the factors that influence the health of individuals, groups, and society: lifestyle, economic, social, cultural, political, and environmental factors.
Students develop competencies for mental wellness, reproductive health and positive sexuality, and safety management, and they develop understandings of nutritional needs.

Students build resilience through:

strengthening their personal identity and sense of self-worth
managing change and loss
engaging in processes for responsible decision making.
They learn to demonstrate empathy, and they develop skills that enhance relationships.
Students use these skills and understandings to take critical action to promote personal, interpersonal, and societal well-being.

What is physical education about?
In physical education, the focus is on movement and its contribution to the development of individuals and communities.
By learning in, through, and about movement, students come to understand that movement is integral to human expression and that it contributes to people’s pleasure and enhances their lives. They learn to understand, appreciate, and move their bodies, relate positively to others, and demonstrate constructive attitudes and values.
This learning takes place as they engage in play, games, sport, exercise, recreation, adventure, and expressive movement in diverse physical and social environments.
Physical education encourages students to participate in movement experiences that promote and support the development of physical and social skills.

Physical education fosters critical thinking and enables students to:

understand the role and significance of physical activity for individuals and society
take informed action

Recommended Prior Learning

10+ theory credits at L2 Physical Education required