Level 2 Physical Education

Course Description

Level 2 Physical Education

In Year 12, ākonga/students participate in a variety of achievement standards that contribute towards the required 60 NCEA credits ākonga needed to pass Level 2.

Level 2 PE will provide ākonga/ students with the opportunity to demonstrate socially responsible behaviours in wider contexts than at school. Ākonga/ students will also get to build on their understanding of safety in the outdoors through participation in further challenging outdoor activities. 

Ākonga/ students will have the opportunity to further develop their knowledge of sports science such as functional anatomy, biomechanics, and sports psychology.  Understanding these biophysical principles will help ākonga/ students will examine ways to improve their performance. 

Ākonga/students must have:

  • Good command of literacy for report writing.

  • Positive attitude towards actively participating in ALL physical activities involved in the subject (i.e. Tramping, camping and other sports for performance).

  • 100% Henderson High School PE  gear.

  • Achieved 14 or more credits in Level 1 Physical Education or an alternative literacy-rich subject.


All subject selections are provisional only and are subject to:

  • Meeting any course entry requirements.

  • Minimum class sizes.

  • Course structure and activities are subject to change.

  • Availability of teaching staff and the final decision is at the discretion of the Head of Department.