Level 6 PE

NCEA Level(s)

Course aims / learning outcomes

Students will learn about factors that affect their own participation across sports, interpersonal skills, strategies to improve the performance of a physical activity, demonstrate quality movement, and functions of the body as it relates to performance of a physical activity. 


Course content

Physical Education will take place in class, in the gym and off site. 

Term one: participation in sport (1.1)

Term two: interpersonal skills (1.5) and strategies to improve physical activity performance (1.6)

Term three and four: demonstrate quality movement (1.3) and functions of the body alongside physical activity (1.2). 


Assessment statement

A total of 20 Achievement Standard credits are offered within this course. Decisions will be made, in conversation with the learning advisor, dependent on student goals, their level of independence and attitude to learning. 

All assessments for Level one Physical Education are completed through internals, there are no externals. Learning and assessments will be completed in class and at home, with one in class test. The learning advisor will state when this test will be, giving plenty of notice. It is recommended that students keep up to date with their work across each term. Final assessments require knowledge learned over the term to complete them. 



  • Assignments that take place over time will be produced in an online system such as Google Docs. Learning Advisors will monitor student work by accessing document history. A portion of work will need to be completed during class time under Learning Advisor supervision. 
  • Class tests will take place under supervised test conditions within class.
  • Students may be required to sign an authenticity statement, perform certain parts of assessment tasks under close supervision, or show through interview and the existence of notes and supporting material that the work submitted by the student is genuinely his/her own work.


Appeal Procedures

  • Students have the right to appeal the mark they have been awarded. If a student wishes to appeal a grade, they should initially talk to the subject learning advisor about the marking process immediately after the marked assessment task is shown to them. If still dissatisfied the student should make an appointment and discuss grades with the Principal’s Nominee who will check that the correct procedures have been followed as outlined in the school and subject policies taking into account any special circumstances.


Table of Assessments

NumberNameCredit valueInternal or ExternalLiteracy Numeracy UE Reading/WritingWhenReassessment opportunityType of assessment



Participate actively in a variety of physical activities and explain factors that influence own participation5InternalNATerm 1Yes (writing only)Logbook entries



Demonstrate interpersonal skills in a group and explain how these skills impact on others4InternalUE LiteracyTerm 2Yes (writing only)Logbook entries



Demonstrate strategies to improve the performance of a physical activity and describe the outcomes3InternalUE LiteracyTerm 2Yes (writing only)Essay



Demonstrate quality movement in the performance of a physical activity3InternalNATerm 3 & 4No

LA observations 

(Nothing to hand in)



Demonstrate understanding of the function of the body as it relates to the performance of physical activity5InternalUE LiteracyTerm 3 & 4Yes (writing only)Essay