Physical Education NCEA Level 3



This is an ‘approved subject’ for University Entrance. Standards marked (N) may be used towards meeting the Level 1 Numeracy requirements. Standards marked (R) may be counted towards the Reading credits for University Entrance Literacy requirements.


NCEA Level 3 requires skills and knowledge from studying NCEA Level 2 in this subject. Students who have only 8 to 12 credits in Level 2 Physical Education should consult with the Faculty Head about their likelihood of successful progress. Students will need to be academically and physically competent to succeed.

Course Description:

This course will involve the development, recording and analysis of a personal exercise programme incorporating appropriate training techniques. It will develop management and interpersonal skills through practical experience. It will introduce elementary sociological and psychological concepts within sports participation. There will be a combination of theory and practical assessments.

Achievement Standards:

391498(N)Physical Education 3.1 - Evaluate physical activity experiences to devise strategies for lifelong well-being4InternalCompulsory
391499Physical Education 3.2 - Analyse a physical skill performed by self or others3InternalCompulsory
391500(N+R)Physical Education 3.3 - Evaluate the effectiveness of a performance improvement programme4InternalCompulsory
391501(N)Physical Education 3.4 - Demonstrate quality performance of a physical activity in an applied setting4InternalCompulsory
391502(R)Physical Education 3.5 - Examine a current physical activity event, trend, or issue and its impact on New Zealand society4InternalCompulsory
391789Devise strategies for a physical activity outcome4InternalCompulsory

Assessment Summary: