L3 PE - Set for the future - Semester B

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs R. Foreman

Why should students take this course?

Students will have a Physical Activity focus, linking their theory knowledge to their practical sessions.  Students will research and critically analyse Obesity and how it impacts on NZ society.

What curriculum skills will students learn in this course? 

The Level 3 Physical Education course provides learning experiences which promote the understanding of the need for a physically active and healthy lifestyle. These learning experiences should also develop the understanding and skills that underpin successful physical activity and encourage continued participation in the future. There is a high theory component to the course and you will be given opportunities to link this theory to real life and practical situations.

By the end of Year 13 you will have demonstrated a quality performance in Badminton, and gained a deeper understanding of how Obesity impacts NZ society.

Important information

Students who want to gain a subject endorsement will also need to take this subject in Semester B.  


Level 2 PE Academic Sports Science

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Full set of PE mufti gear and sports shoes for each practical session.
Chromebook required per 2021 BYOD policy.

Career Pathways

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement, however, you will need to select both Semester A and B.

Total Credits Available: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91501 v2
Physical Education 3.4 - Demonstrate quality performance of a physical activity in an applied setting
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91502 v2
Physical Education 3.5 - Examine a current physical activity event, trend, or issue and its impact on New Zealand society
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 8
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 4
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4
TotalNumeracy Credits: 4

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 8

At least 14 Achieved credits are required in an approved subject for the subject to count as an approved University Entrance subject. You will need to take both Semesters at Level 3 to earn 14 credits as each semester usually offers 8-10 credits.


Selection of a course does not guarantee entry into the course. Courses may not run due to low numbers and timetable clashes may occur. In both of these situations, the student will be consulted about alternative courses during the Course Confirmation process.

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