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Physical Education

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​Does this subject contribute to an ATAR? Yes (General subject)

How many credits does this subject contribute towards QCE? 4


What is Physical Education?

Physical Education provides students with knowledge, understanding and skills to explore and enhance their own and others’ health and physical activity in diverse and changing contexts. 
Across the course of study, students will engage in a range of physical activities to develop movement sequences and movement strategies.

Students learn experientially through three stages of an inquiry approach to make connections between the scientific bases and the physical activity contexts. They recognise and explain concepts and principles about and through movement, and demonstrate and apply body and movement concepts to movement sequences and movement strategies. 

Through their purposeful engagement in physical activities, students gather data to analyse, synthesise to devise strategies to optimise engagement and performance. They engage in reflective decision-making as they evaluate and justify strategies to achieve a particular outcome.

What makes a student suited to Physical Education?

Students who achieve success in Physical Education are those who: 
  • are interested in exercise science, biomechanics, psychology, sports journalism, development and coaching or sport promotion. 
  • would like to learn how to improve as an athlete 
  • enjoy participating in physical activity

What prerequisites must students meet in order to take this subject?

Minimum B standard in English
Minimum B standard in HPE

What is the cost of this subject?

Excursion costs to be advised.

What materials or equipment do I need for this subject?

  • Hat
  • Sports shoes

What do students study in this subject and how are they assessed?

  Unit OverviewsAssessment
Year 10Semester 1
Energy Systems
Touch Football
Sports Psychology
European Handball

Formative Internal Assessment 1:
• Exam — combination response
Internal formative assessment 2:
• Investigation — report
 Semester 2
Tactical Awareness
Volleyball
Motor Learning and functional anatomy
Badminton

Formative internal assessment 1:
• Project — folio
Formative internal assessment 2:
• Project — folio
Year 11Unit 1Motor learning and biomechanics integrated with BadmintonFormative internal assessment 1: 30%
• Project — folio
Unit 2
Equity - barriers and enablers integrated with a variety of activities 

Sports Psychology integrated with European Handball
Formative internal assessment 2: 25%
• Investigation — report
Formative Internal assessment 3: 30%
• Project — folio
Year 12Unit 3
Tactical awareness integrated with Badminton

Ethics and integrity



Summative internal assessment 1 (IA1): 25%
• Project — folio
Summative internal assessment 2 (IA2): 20%
• Investigation — report
Unit 4Energy, fitness and training integrated with Touch FootballSummative internal assessment 3 (IA3): 30%
• Project — folio
Summative external assessment (EA): 25%
• Examination — combination response

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Last reviewed 13 September 2019
Last updated 13 September 2019