Burnside High School Burnside High School

NCEA Level 1 Physical Education

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms H. Townsend.

This course is still in the phases of development for 2024 as a result of the NCEA change update. The course will offer students 15 credits with a mixture of internal and external assessment opportunities.

The course includes a variety of practical and theory activities including a day trip Surfing at Sumner Beach. 

Students will investigate a range of topics throughout the year including; how movement can impact on personal wellbeing and hauora, applying Interpersonal skills and using these to create collective action for the benefit of movement, exploring how the structure and function of the body influences wellbeing and the ability to move, as well as the importance of participation in physical activity. 

Learning Areas:

Health and Physical Education

Assessment Information

This course is entirely internally assessed across the school year.


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/Exercise Professional, 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.