NCEA Level 1 Physical Education

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms H. Townsend

This exciting and practical course covers four units of work throughout the year. These are all internals at Level 1 NCEA and provide 17 credits including literacy. The course includes a variety of practical activities and supporting theory with a day learning to Surf with qualified instructors at Sumner Beach.  

Students will investigate:

  • Interpersonal skills and how they can improve team and group relationships.
  • The body structure, including physiology, biomechanics and anatomy.
  • The influences on participation levels.
  • Practical performance levels.

NCEA Level 1

Learning Areas:

Health and Physical Education


NCEA Level 2 Health Education, NCEA Level 2 Physical Education, NCEA Level 2 Sports Leadership and Performance, NCEA Multi-Level Outdoor Pursuits

Career Pathways

Osteopath, Holiday Park Manager, Acupuncturist, Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor, Registered Nurse, Air Force Officer, Paramedic, Anaesthetic Technician, Police Officer, Army Officer, Army Soldier, Dancer, Deckhand, Building and Construction Labourer, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Clinical Physiologist, Podiatrist, Chiropractor, Psychologist, Trainer, Journalist, Diver, Community Development Worker, Event Manager, Editor, Diagnostic Radiologist, Dietitian, Radio Presenter, Sports Coach/Official, Early Childhood Teacher, Firefighter, Professional Sportsperson, Groundsperson, Health Promoter, Helicopter Pilot, Naturopath, Horse Trainer, Primary School Teacher, Security Officer/Guard, Massage Therapist, Model, Navy Sailor, Navy Officer, Photographer, Physiotherapist, Tertiary Lecturer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Recreation Co-ordinator, Youth Worker, Secondary School Teacher, Tour Guide, Scrum Master, Facilities Manager

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

An activity cost of approximately $65.00 is for the Year 11 class trips.

Assessment Information This course is entirely internally assessed across the school year.