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Sport and Recreation

Year 11 Sport and Recreation

This course is a practical based subject which aims to further enhance physical skills and development within Physical Education. Students experience a diverse range of physical activities and recreational pursuits and review their own personal participation and how it contributes to meeting their individual and community’s needs.

Term 1

  • Athletics Pentathlon (A.S 1.3) 3 credits
  • Demonstrate quality movement in performance of a physical activity
  • Take the plunge (A.S 1.9) 3 credits
  • Demonstrate self-management strategies and describes the effects on participation in physical activity

Term 2

  • Working as a team (A.S 1.5) 4 credits
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills in a group and explain how these impact on others

Term 3 and 4

  • Sport for life (A.S. 1.1) 5 credits
  • Participate actively in a variety of physical activities and explain factors that influence own participation

Level 2 Sport and Recreation

Level 2 Sport and Recreation course is practically based offering students the opportunity to experience and participate in a wide range of physical activities, in a variety of contexts. The course develops upon key skills and concepts learned in Level one Sport and Recreation. Through participating in different physical activities and recreational pursuits, students will develop essential life skills such as social and cooperative skills, tolerance of others, problem solving, leadership and communication skills.

Within this course students will develop a wide range of motor skills as applied specifically to individual and team sports. Students will also be given the opportunity to develop key skills and knowledge in First Aid, exercise prescription and sports coaching.

The main focus of the course is to equip students with the necessary skills to maintain and develop their personal well-being, both now and in the future; as well as prepare them for future vocational opportunities available in the field of sport and recreation.

Term 1: Sports Studies

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in individual sports (U/S 12533) 4 credits

Term 2: Fitness Studies

  • Demonstrate self management through physical activity (U/S 12551) worth 3 credits
  • Class to choose a sport to study for the term and possibly use as part of the practical performance based standards – Demonstrate performance in a physical activity worth 4 credits.

Term 3: Sports Coaching

  • Kiwi sport coaching, demonstrate leadership in physical activity (U/S 12528) worth 3 credits

Term 4: Leisure Studies

  • Demonstrate knowledge of leisure in the community (U/S 12553) worth 3 credits

Year 13 Sport and Recreation

Level 3 Sport and Recreation is a practically based course offering students the opportunity to experience and participate in a wide range of physical activities, in a variety of contexts. The course develops upon key skills and concepts learned in Level two Sport and Recreation with a strong focus on the development of intrinsic motivation and self-management skills. Through participating in different physical activities and recreational pursuits, students will develop essential life skills such as social and cooperative skills, goal setting, tolerance of others, problem solving, leadership and communication skills.

Within this course students will develop a wide range of motor skills as applied specifically to individual and team sports. Students may be given the opportunity to develop key skills and knowledge in diving, exercise prescription, event planning, safety management, and exercise programme design.

The main focus of the course is to equip students with the necessary skills to maintain and develop their personal well-being, both now and in the future; as well as prepare them for future vocational opportunities available in the field of sport and recreation.

Term 1:

  • Plan, implement and review a physical exercise programme US 12529 (5 credits)
  • Start: Develop sport related fitness US 12529 (4 credits).

Term 2:

  • Finish: Develop sport related fitness US 12529 (4 credits)
  • Apply knowledge and skills in a team sport US 12555 (5 credits)

Term 3:

  • Plan, implement and review a physical activity event (4 credits) US 12539
  • Start: Apply knowledge and skills in a competitive physical activity (4 credits) US 12535

Term 4:

  • Complete: Apply knowledge and skills in a competitive physical activity (4 credits) US 12535