NCEA Level 3 Physical Education S301

PEDS301
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Redpath

Recommended Prior Learning

Students who have successfully completed participation requirements in PEDA201 and/or PEDS201 will be entitled to enrol in this course. Students who have not previously studied PED can also enrol with HOD approval.
Students are able to study both PEDA301 and PEDS301 in agreement with the HOD.



Physical EducationS301:
This course offers a mixture of 31 Level 3 credits which are mostly Unit Standards. It covers the following topics: Rock Climbing, Injury Management, Coaching, Bush Survival, River safety and Badminton. This is a great subject option for students who want a more practical based PE option. The content and assessment of this course has no overlap with PEDA301 so it is possible for students to take both courses.  Students who desire University Entrance should take PEDA301 as a priority, as PEDS301 is not a University Entrance approved subject but it is a great option for those who wish to gain NCEA Level 3. Students must have good attendance and be willing to attend days off site to complete the course. 


NOT a UE Approved Subject



Course Overview

Term 1
US430 Demonstrate bush survival skills
US427 Cross Rivers
US20673 Demonstrate knowledge of injury prevention

Term 2
US 22771 Plan a beginner level coaching session
US 22768 Conduct and review a beginner level coaching session

Term 3
US 20150 Demonstrate Rock Climbing on Natural Rock

Term 4
AS 3.4 Badminton - Demonstrate quality performance of a physical activity in an applied setting

Learning Areas:

Physical Education


Assessment Policy & Procedures
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$100 Voluntary Donation towards the cost of Rock Climbing and a Camp in Otaki for Bush Survival and River Crossing skills. STAR funding will cover the rest of the cost of this course.
Requires a two day camp in Term 1 and a 2 days Rock Climbing Assessment in Term 3.