Health & Physical Education Core

Year 8
Subject Information

Students complete one semester in this subject.

Subject Description

The fundamental aim of Health & Physical Education is to provide for involvement in physical activity in a way which promotes immediate and long term health benefits to the participant.
Students will learn to:

  • appreciate and understand the value of physical activity and its relationship to a healthy active lifestyle

  • work to their optimal level of fitness

  • develop the major skills necessary to participate successfully in a variety of physical activities.

  • experience enjoyment and satisfaction through physical activity

  • develop social skills and demonstrate the importance of teamwork and cooperation in group activities

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding in a variety of physical activities and evaluate their own and others’ performance

  • identify and participate in group activities which promote self confidence and cooperation

  • critically assess and develop effective strategies and behaviours to promote safety

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of smoking, alcohol and drugs and associated health implications

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Criterion A:

Knowing & Understanding

Criterion C:

Applying and Performing

Criterion B:

Planning for Performance

Criterion D:

Reflecting and Improving Performance

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