L1 Outdoor Physical Education

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Davis

This course involves modules on Active participation, Risk Management, Sports Education, and Skill Performance. Students are assessed on their involvement in activities, their demonstration of skills and how they function as part of a team or group. Participation in the college Swimming Sports is encouraged.

Assessment is 100% internal. This means students must be able to complete assessed tasks in the workbooks within a set timeframe. Topics include Volleyball, Badminton, Football, Rugby & Touch, plus 3 other Outdoor Education Modules (Surfing, Rock-climbing, Kayaking & Orienteering).

Course Overview

Term 1
Term 1 begins with "Risk Management" AS90968. Students must demonstrate safe practice in 2 selected activities. This topic runs from week 1 - 6. The standard is worth 3 credits.
AS 90966 focuses on team sports and develops skills such as "Communication, Inclusiveness and Fairplay". The students must demonstrate these skills and others to meet the required standard. This standard runs from week 7 until the end of term. The standard is worth 4 credits.

Term 2
Term 2 has a focus on 3 separate activities which students must demonstrate consistent engagement. The students are assessed on their involvement, effort and participation with others, over 9 weeks. Three weeks is spent on each topic. The topics could include Badminton, Football and Rugby. This topics may change based on the availability of gyms and/or requirements of the Physical Education faculty. This standard AS90962 is worth 5 credits.

Term 3
The majority of term 3 is spent on AS90970. Outdoor Education topics such as Orienteering, Kayaking and Rockclimbing form the basis for the practicals, however the standard assesses personal traits such as perseverance, self management and organisational skills, time management, compliance to complete tasks and follow instructions. This standard is worth 3 credits.
At the end of the term, students begin a new standard AS90964 which is worth 3 credits. This is focused on the students ability to develop their skill level.

Term 4
AS90964 continues on from the end of Term 3. The focus will be highly practical and allow students time to use a range of strategies to develop their skill level.


L2 Health Studies, L2 Outdoor Education, L2 Practical Physical Education, L2 Sport Science, L3 Health Studies, L3 Outdoor Education, L3 Sport Science, L3 Sports Education

Course Costs

There is an "optional" camp for this subject in Week 6 of Term 1. Please note that places on this camp are very limited and not all students will be able to attend. This cost of this camp is subject to change but is estimated to be $90 - $110.

Required Prior Learning

Entry to this course is dependent on your teacher at Year 10 and the HOD of Physical Educations' approval.  Students who are involved in this subject must have been actively and positively involved in the activities of the Year 10 Health and Physical Education programme.

Course Credit Information

This course is eligible for Course Endorsement.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90962 v3 Physical Education 1.1 - Participate actively in a variety of physical activities and explain factors that influence own participation
A.S. 90964 v3 Physical Education 1.3 - Demonstrate quality movement in the performance of a physical activity
A.S. 90966 v3 Physical Education 1.5 - Demonstrate interpersonal skills in a group and explain how these skills impact on others
A.S. 90968 v3 Physical Education 1.7 - Demonstrate, and show understanding of, responsible behaviour for safety during outdoor education activities
A.S. 90970 v3 Physical Education 1.9 - Demonstrate self management strategies and describe the effects on participation in physical activity
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.