This is taken as a formal subject, in addition to any core PE.
Year 11 (11SPS)
Students study principles of physical education, anatomy, exercise physiology, biomechanics and skill acquisition. They examine factors that influence team relationships, examine and evaluate an aspect of sport in society and examine factors that impact on the quality of sports performance.
Year 12 (12SPS)
Students study functional anatomy, biomechanics, principals and methods of training, risk management, sports leadership, skill learning principles, sport psychology, and investigate the sociological significance of sport to self, others and society. Students will be required to express their level of understanding in practical and theoretical assessments.
Year 13 (13SPS)
This course of study follows on from the Levels 1 and 2 optional Physical Education courses, using and examining in greater depth the skills acquired previously.
There is a strong emphasis on students gaining the skills to take responsibility for the health, fitness and motor skill needs of themselves and others. This involves planning and implementing programmes and critically evaluating their success.
Students will be assessed through a combination of internal standards.