Year 11 Physical Education and Fitness

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Grace

Who is this subject intended for:
This is a combined academic and physical subject where students need to be a focused performer of all sports in order to achieve highly. Students often come onto this course without realising the academic rigour needed for success, please discuss with Mr Grace if you are unsure whether this course is for you. Around 20 credits can be achieved.

What you will learn in this subject:
A variety of physical skills will be built upon during this course, but students will be extended academically with Anatomy, Biomechanics and Physiology having major components also. Students also have to evaluate their own performance plus others in a group context. An understanding of safety in the outdoors will be developed and how it applies to others and yourself.
oAthletic Performance
oFactors affecting your performance
oAnatomy, Biomechanics and Physiology
oSelf-Management in group situations

Where this subject will lead:
Many vocations based on Sport, Recreation and Community needs.


Year 12 Physical Education and Fitness

Recommended Prior Learning

What you need to be able to do and know to achieve in this subject:
Good organisational skills will help to ensure success (one unit extends across the whole school year), as well as a willingness to go beyond what is taught in class – students can extend themselves by using the resources in the library and by researching topics online. Short term injuries should not be a reason for not participating as umpiring or coaching others is appropriate.

Students are reminded that this is a practical course with the majority of lessons being physical, consequently those students with long term injuries need to discuss their intentions and commitment to the course with Mr Grace.