Physical Education

Semester, Full Year

Through Physical Education, students explore the participation in and performance of human physical activities. It is an experiential subject in which students explore their physical capacities and investigate the factors that influence and improve participation and performance outcomes, which lead to greater movement confidence and competence. An integrated approach to learning in Physical Education supports an educational framework that promotes deep learning ‘in, through and about’ physical activity. Physical activities can include sports, theme-based games, fitness and recreational activities.

Topics that are undertaken include:

Focus Area 1: In movement

  • Skill Acquisition
  • Movement concepts and strategies
  • Energy Sources Affecting Performance
  • Effects of training on physical performance

Focus Area 2: Through movement

  • Barriers and enablers to participation
  • Social strategies to manipulate equity in participation
  • Personal influences.

Focus Area 3: About movement

  • The body’s response to physical activity
  • The effect of training on the body
  • Learning and refining skills

The focus areas provide the narrative for the knowledge, skills and capabilities that students develop. Learning is delivered through an integrated approach in which opportunities are provided for students to undertake and learn through a wide range of authentic physical activities (e.g. sports, theme-based games, laboratories and fitness and recreational activities). Students explore movement concepts and strategies through these activities to promote participation and performance outcomes. The use of technology is integral to the collection of data such as video footage, heart rates, fitness batteries, and game statistics. Students apply their understanding of movement concepts to evaluate the data and reflect on ways in which performance can be achieved.

Students are assessed using the SACE assessment criteria based on the learning requirements and performance standards describing their level of achievement. Students are assessed on the following:

Assessment Type 1: Improvement Analysis

Assessment Type 2: Physical Activity Investigation For more information, please click link below: