Health and Physical Education – Stage 1 Physical Education

Staff Contact

Greg Maxfield


SACE Credits/Course Length

10 Credits per Semester (20 weeks).  Students may study both Semester 1 and 2 as the courses cover different content.


Required Background

A high level of achievement and commitment in Year 10 Physical Education are pre-requisites for the course. To complete Stage 1 Physical Education, students should be competent and interested in a range of sporting activities.



Stage 1 Physical Education is a course designed for students to be challenged both physically and throughout the theory components. Students need to have a keen interest in the human body and be willing to complete various practical skills. The course includes both theoretical and practical components. Some of the practical components that can be offered are: Volleyball, Table Tennis, Touch Football, Basketball, Badminton, Netball, European Handball, Bush Walking and Lawn Bowls, depending on which semester is chosen. The theoretical components covered throughout the year include: fitness components, body systems, fitness testing, skill acquisition, biomechanics, anatomy and training principles. Majority of practical and theory lesson are linked to create an interactive learning environment providing student with the opportunity to discover and challenge the theory based components.



Practical Activities (3)                            60%

Folio (3 Tasks)                                        40%