NCEA Level 2 Physical Education

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. Sharapoff

The course provides opportunities for personal, social, cultural and equity development by including students in activities which require individual endeavour and interaction with others. We offer 19 credits including literacy credits. 

It covers a wide range of practical activities including Running, Swimming, Skiing, Snowboarding, Raft Building, Team Sports. It includes a three day Ski Trip to a New Zealand ski field with lessons and accommodation provided. 

We cover a variety of areas including:

- Biomechanics

-Sports Psychology

- Methods of training

-Biophysical Principles

-Risk Management

- Social Responsibility and Values  

Learning Areas:

Physical Education


NCEA Level 3 Physical Education

NCEA Level 2 PE can if desired be taken alongside Health, Outdoor Education and Sports Leadership where possible.

Career Pathways

Recreation Co-ordinator, Acupuncturist, Wall and Floor Tiler, Registered Nurse, Paramedic, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Diver, Sports Coach/Official, Psychiatrist, Early Childhood Teacher, Professional Sportsperson, Groundsperson, Horse Trainer, Primary School Teacher, Physiotherapist, Tertiary Lecturer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Youth Worker, Secondary School Teacher

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Pool hire $30.00. The pool hire costs are optional but are an integral part of teaching and learning. The practical skills component of the course will require payment of approximately $300 - $350 for a three day Ski camp.

Assessment Information All Units are Internally assessed across the year.

Burnside High School may change any costs, courses or standards offered without notice.