Mt Albert Grammar School Mt Albert Grammar School

12 Performance Physical Ed. 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Kate Inwood.


At least 16 credits in Level 1 Performance (11PF1, 11PFR or 11OE1) including Merit or better in AS90963 (1.2 Function of the body)

OR HoD approval

This course is designed to further extend your knowledge and understanding of physical education concepts. These include the role and importance of physical activity in our daily lives, the significance of physical activity in society and understanding biophysical principles in learning skills and improving performance.

Students will explore big ideas through the following units;

  • Students will through a variety of contexts students will demonstrate socio-responsibility through the Hellison's Model. 
  • Students will examine the significance of an international sporting event for self, others and society through sociological factors.
  • Students will train for the Tough Guy & Gal event. They will learn about setting goals, methods of training, principles of training, periodisation, heart rate zones, energy systems, designing training programmes and they will apply this knowledge to their training for the event.
  • Students will demonstrate their ability in the Tough guy & Gal and in a Lawn Bowls tournament. 
  • Students will extend their Level 1 knowledge of biophysical principles and be able to demonstrate an understanding of how functional anatomy, biomechanical principles, skill learning and psychological skills relate to performing physical activity.

*This course can be taken alongside 12OE with a request exemption completed.


Physical Education


13 Performance Physical Ed. 1, 13 Sports Coaching 4

Career Pathways

Acupuncturist, Personal Trainer/Exercise Professional, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Podiatrist, Psychologist, Sports Coach/Official, General Practitioner, Professional Sportsperson, Massage Therapist, Physiotherapist, Recreation Co-ordinator

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

*12PF1* - Supplementary costs: $100