Level 2 Physical Education

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms L. Heil


What we learn about in PE200 is based on the interests of the students taking the class. Each year the students will be asked, what they would like to learn and what they are interested in and the course will be designed to meet the needs of the students as much as possible. In all cases the course will have as much practical work in as possible and theoretical concepts will be learnt, wherever possible, by doing instead or just sitting writing. 

This means that each year will be different to the year before.

Possible topics to be studied are:
Planning, managing and leading events
Leadership and coaching
How to develop training programmes
Understanding group and team dynamics
Current sports events and their affect on society
Practical sports performance
Sports psychology and skill learning

Why take PE in Year 12?

  • PE is the only subject where you get to play sports and get credits for it.
  • PE does not have any externals or exams.
  • PE teaches skills that are valued by employers such as leadership, people management, event management, interpersonal skills.
  • PE teaches skills such as analysis and evaluation which benefit many other subjects.
  • 80% of students who take PE in Year 12 continue on to Y13 PE so it can't be that bad.  


Level 3 Physical Education

Taking Physical Education means your career options are endless. The skills that you learn in PE such as, group management, event management, leadership, analysis and evaluation are useful for lots of careers.


$30 course contribution for payment of outside facilities and instructors.
A senior PE T-Shirt is available
Students will need a laptop or an exercise book.
P.E gear
1 x B864 exercise book

Recommended Prior Learning

The completion of 12 credits in NCEA Level 1 P.E. Entry will also be at the discretion of the Head of Department of Physical Education.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91328 v2 Physical Education 2.2 - Demonstrate understanding of how and why biophysical principles relate to the learning of physical skills
A.S. 91330 v3 Physical Education 2.4 - Perform a physical activity in an applied setting
A.S. 91332 v2 Physical Education 2.6 - Evaluate leadership strategies that contribute to the effective functioning of a group
A.S. 91335 v2 Physical Education 2.9 - Examine the implementation and outcome(s) of a physical activity event or opportunity
A.S. 91336 v2 Physical Education 2.10 - Analyse group processes in physical activity
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 19 credits.

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