Level 3 Physical Education Academic
Teacher in Charge: Mr L. Berghan
Graduate profile: (What qualities/additional skills learners will achieve by taking this course?)
Level 3 Physical Education Academic aims to develop understanding and apply strategies to improve an individual's level of skill in a range of activities; to reflect on their own physical activity experiences now and in the future; to demonstrate quality performance in a sport of choice; examine a current event and its impact on New Zealand society; implement contemporary leadership principles in physical activity contexts and use teamwork to build a sense of confidence, pride and determination to succeed.
Students have the opportunity to gain 19 Level 3 achievement standard credits, all of which are internally assessed. They also have the opportunity to gain Course Endorsement with Merit or Excellence in this subject. To gain an Excellence endorsement, students need to gain 14 or more credits at Excellence level. To gain a Merit endorsement, they need to gain 14 or more credits at Merit (or a combination of Merit and Excellence). Individual teachers will also give students access to their own Google Classroom site. This is a safe digital environment for student learning that enables students to view assessments, ask online questions about work and allows students to catch up on any work/resources that are missed if absent. It also allows research resources to be posted by both student and teacher, encouraging collaborative learning.
Students also have the opportunity to gain an extra seven Level 3 credits from Unit Standard 28392 (SCUBA dive in open water to a maximum depth of 18 metres). This is offered via an outside provider. Contact the Head of Learning Area or Ms Flanagan for more information.
Possible Career/ Vocational Pathway(s): (What career pathways are related to this course?)
Vocational Pathways is a tool that helps you to see how your strengths, interests and achievements relate to future study options and job opportunities. The pathways provide clear study options that are valued by employers and show you what employers expect you to achieve in your learning. The pathways cover six industry sectors:
Manufacturing and technology, Construction and infrastructure, Primary industries, Services industries, Social and community services and Creative industries.
Learning outcomes/Assessment links: See standards list
NOTE: Courses may change with the review of standards at the end of each year.
Progression: (What courses does this course lead to?)
Students will either enter the workforce or move on to further Tertiary education. This course can be the stepping stone to a range of employment opportunities and options. Visit the Careers website to see the range of courses/future pathways available.
Vocational/Industry links: (What vocational or industry learning experiences will be included in this course?)
What are the seven employability skills employers want?
Positive attitude - A positive attitude is not just about being “bubbly”. It means showing that you’ll happily do the work asked of you, and you’ll stay upbeat when the work gets hard. Communication - You show good communication skills if you follow instructions well and you ask questions when you’re confused. Being able to explain things clearly is also a big plus for employers. Teamwork - Playing or working well with others is not just a bonus on the rugby ground or during that science project, it’s something employers value. Can you share the workload and be nice to your workmates? Self-management - Getting to work on time and dressed right is just one part of self-management. Not throwing your toys around when you’re frustrated and managing stress successfully are top skills that will get you a job. Willingness to learn - Learning doesn’t stop once you leave school. Employers want to know that you can learn new technologies or new skills. Being keen to learn is a good bet for getting a job. Thinking skills - Employers rate thinking skills the highest when looking at your CV. Do you like to solve problems? Can you make a good decision? Do you think before you act? Resilience - Have you got grit? When something knocks you down, do you get back up again? This is resilience.
Employers need you to have this skill to cope with the times things go wrong at work.
Contextualised contexts: (What local, cultural, real-life content is involved in this course?)
Students will be working with Surfing with the Disabled - organising, planning and running this local event at Ahipara, which involves the community. They will take part in a Scuba Dive course, where they learn to dive in local areas of the Bay of Islands. Students will also develop their Leadership skills by heading out to the local primary school to teach a range of leadership styles.
Teaching and Learning Approaches: (How will I learn in this course?)
Students will learn individually, in pairs and within groups. Some teaching/learning will occur through our online Google Classroom.
Introduction to course theme; AS91504 - Risk Management in the outdoors
Week 4: Disabled surfing/scuba course introduction; Week 10: AS91504 - Assessment complete; Term/progress evaluation
AS91501 - Introduction (Sport in an applied setting); AS9498 - Lifelong learners
Week 10: AS91498 Assessment complete; Tough Guy/Gal challenge Assessment week; Term/progress evaluation
AS91502 - Introduction; Iconic sporting event; AS91505 - Leadership styles
Week 10: End of year school examinations; AS91502 - Assessment complete; Term/progress evaluation
AS91505 - on going
Week 5: All work completed and handed in; Course evaluation and review
Physical education gear is required and is the students’ responsibility. All other resources are supplied (either by paper or online). Students are required to turn up to classes ready and willing to learn.
Recommended Prior Learning
There is a high theory content in this course, therefore, competent writing skills would be an advantage. This includes understanding how to structure a good paragraph, using a variety of different sentence styles & endeavouring to use subject specific language. Students will have earned a minimum of 14 credits at Merit (or a combination of Merit and/or Excellence) from L2PEA/L2PED course or approval from the Head of Learning Area.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 26 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 26 credits.
Term: 2, Week: 10
Term: 2, Week: 1
Term: 3, Week: 7
Term: 2, Week: 1
Term: 2, Week: 10
Term: 1, Week: 10
Term: 3, Week: 1
Term: 4, Week: 1
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 19
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.