Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 3 Physical Education

Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

Recommended Prior Learning

Nil – Levels 1 and 2 Physical Education an advantage, but not necessary. Discussion with HOL if L2 Physical Education not taken.

Learners who select Level 3 Physical Education will build on their knowledge from previous years. In Level 3 Physical Education learners will be given some choice to create parts of their own learning program. Learners will be presented with a variety of achievement standards covering topics of methods and principles of training, skill acquisition, performance, research topics and more. Learners will develop and apply critical thinking skills and learn to challenge assumptions.

Learning Areas:

PE, Health and Outdoor Education

Career Pathways

Diversional and Recreational Therapist, Actor, Personal Trainer/Exercise Professional, Air Force Aviator, Air Force Officer, Aircraft Loader, Zookeeper, Police Officer, Army Officer, Army Soldier, Building and Construction Labourer, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Flooring Installer, Podiatrist, Chiropractor, Miner/Quarry Worker, Mine/Quarry Manager, Diver, Concrete Worker, Stonemason

Course Costs and Equipment

$85. This includes the entry fee to the tough guy/girl challenge, trips, and outside instructors.


Although we aim to enable every learner to have the course that they prefer,  limited places or learning requirements may restrict learners' choices.