NCEA Level 2 Physical Education A201

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Redpath

Recommended Prior Learning

Students who have completed a satisfactory year’s work in PEDA101 can study this course. 
Students who have not taken PEDA101 can take PEDA201 with HOD approval. Students are able to study both PEDA201 and PEDS201 in agreement with the HOD. Students who have not studied either of the PED101 courses can study either or both of the PED 201 courses with HOD approval.

Physical Education A201:
The course is a mixture of practical, written and verbal assessment. Topics covered include Training Programmes and Outdoor Risk Analysis through Cycle Touring, Sociological Issues in Sport and Recreation, the Relationship between Health and Physical Activity, Performance against National Standards in a practical area, and Teaching KiwiSport to Intermediate School students while applying Leadership, Psychological and Motor Skill Learning theory.

Course Overview

Term 1
All students participate in a 5 week training program designed to prepare them for the Nelson /Marlborough Cycle Tour. Risk Management is studied in preparation for the Cycle Tour.
Cycle Tour takes place in week 6 or 7.
The remaining weeks of the term are spent doing the 11 credits of assessment for 2.3, 2.7 and 2.4 which are all associated with the Training program and the Cycle Tour.

Term 2
The beginning of the term revolves around preparation for the teaching of 6 lessons in a chosen sport to a group of Tawa Intermediate students. Students will work in Teaching Groups of 2. Tis includes going to a specialist Coaching Course run by College Sport Wellington.
Once teaching is completed, work for the rest of the term is based around completing the 9 credits of assessment for 2.2 and 2.6 involved with this unit of work.

Term 3
The early part of the term will be spent on completing any unfinished assessment or practical work from the coaching unit.
The rest of the term will involve doing 2.1 which is centered around the benefits of exercise, sport and recreation on the 4 dimensions of Health and Well Being.

Term 4
This will involve completing any work for all the standards above that is incomplete as well as doing a basic rock climbing course that is assessed against National Standards for 2.4.

Learning Areas:

Physical Education

Assessment Policy & Procedures

NCEA Level 3 Physical Education A301, NCEA Level 3 Physical Education S301

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$440 for the Nelson- Marlborough Cycle Expedition. The Cycle Expedition will take 5 days. Depending on itineraries students will miss 2 or a maximum of 3 days of school, as weekends will be used where possible. This trip is optional and alternative credits are available for those unable to do it.