Physical Education NCEA Level 2



This subject leads to an approved UE course of study.


Open entry to this course. However, a keen interest in physical activity is required and the understanding that the course has many theoretical aspects. Students who intend to study NCEA Level 3 Physical Education should take this course.

Course Description:

The course is comprised of five units of study. We analyse how the relationships between human anatomy and associated biomechanical principals impact student's execution of their tennis serve. In doing so, this increases student's understanding of how anatomical and biomechanical principals can be used to better performance. Students utilize principals and methods of training to develop a training programme that prepares them for the assessed physical activity of this course. We examine the significance of physical activity for young people in New Zealand and investigate the sociological impact of the Commonwealth games on the self, others and wider society.

Achievement Standards:

291327Physical Education 2.1 - Examine the role and significance of physical activity in the lives of young people in New Zealand3InternalCompulsory
291328Physical Education 2.2 - Demonstrate understanding of how and why biophysical principles relate to the learning of physical skills5InternalCompulsory
291329Physical Education 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of the application of biophysical principles to training for physical activity4InternalCompulsory
291330Physical Education 2.4 - Perform a physical activity in an applied setting4InternalCompulsory
291331Physical Education 2.5 - Examine the significance for self, others and society of a sporting event, a physical activity, or a festival4InternalCompulsory

Assessment Summary: