PD/Health/PE

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PD/Health/PE
Assessment Policy
Physical Fitness Assessment
Assessment: Basketball
Assessment: Cricket
Assessment: Rugby
Assessment: Football
Students about to begin training

The PD/H/PE Department provides learning experiences for students that reflect a commitment to a healthy lifestyle and to the GPS sporting traditions of the school.

In the junior years the practical component of PD/H/PE emphasises basic sports skills, physical fitness and teamwork. The theoretical component reinforces the healthy decision making process through the development of personal awareness, communication, interpersonal relationships and drug education.

In Years 10, 11 and 12 PD/H/PE courses are offered to those students with an interest in current personal and community issues surrounding health, physical activity and human movement.
Preliminary and HSC Course Overview

Theory Content

  • Self and Relationships
  • Movement Skill and Performance
  • Individual and Community Health
  • Lifelong Physical Activity

Practical Content

Activities include -

  • Physical Fitness Testing
  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Introduction to Strength Training
  • Rugby
  • Soccer

Assessment Regime

The individual assessment model, including exemplar videos, for the four team sports is detailed on the following pages.

Assessment Practice

In order to assist students in improving their skills for the sport assessments, video clips have been designed to help familiarise students with the key coaching points for the basic skills of basketball, cricket, rugby and soccer.

An increased understanding of basic skills provides the motivation for further practice and perfection of these skills. Improved performance will lead to a greater student confidence in both the sports specific skill assessment tasks in PD/H/PE and their GPS sports participation.