Stage 2

Physical Education

Assumed Knowledge

Stage 1 Physical Education A and B.​


A ‘B’ grade or better in any Stage 1 Physical Education subject, including a minimum of a B in the theory component of the course​.
Note: Precluded combinations-Students cannot select PE and Sports Studies.

Focus Capabilities

Communication, Citizenship, Personal Development, Work, Learning.

Related Subject
Subject Description

At Stage 2 PE students continue to explore the participation in and performance of human physical activities. It is a subject in which students explore their physical capacities and investigate the factors that influence and improve participation and performance outcomes, which lead to greater movement confidence and competence.

The course is broken into 3 components. Diagnostics, Performance Improvement and Group Dynamics. In this subject students are no longer assessed on their practical ability but rather their ability to apply theoretical concepts to various practical activities.

Course Fees


Additional Costs

Aquatics $90.00​.

Assessment Type 1:

Diagnostics (30%)
Students will complete two AT1 assignments. The first, students will apply Skill Acquisition concepts to Sailing. The second, students will apply Biomechanical concepts to a specific motor skill.

Assessment Type 2:

Performance Improvement (40%)
Students undertake a personal journey of improvement with a focus on individual physical activity. Through reflection on their performance using a range of evidence that they have collected, students identify an aspect of their physical activity for improvement.

Assessment Type 3:

Group Dynamics (30%)
Students work in small teams and undertake at least two specific roles within the team to improve the performance of themselves and other team members. Each student generates a portfolio of information about themselves and their group that is pertinent to the role they are undertaking. Students then complete an individual analysis and evaluation of the impact they had on the performance of team members and justify the success of one or both of their roles using evidence.

Assessment Type 4:


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