Sports Science Level 1
Teacher in Charge: Mr D. Morath
This course provides an extension to the existing Year 9 to year 11 Physical Education programme, developing leadership and organisational skills. There will be opportunities for students to take an in-depth look into different sports. They will examine the importance of health and fitness and their effects and benefits to the modern lifestyle and apply theoretical aspects of Sports Science to practical situations.
Academic requirements: Liston College Y10 HOD approval = Junior Diploma.
Other requirements: Students must wear the correct Liston College PE uniform (House shirt) during practical lessons. An interest in physical activity, sport and a desire to learn and improve themselves is essential.
Students will gain knowledge, skills and experience to:
- Develop interpersonal skills (including leadership) when working within a team to encourage positive outcomes.
- Understand how and why, self-management skills impact on participation in a team/group setting. How to work as a team and develop the necessary skills to make competition successful.
- Understand what affects their participation and how participating in physical activity affects their well-being/Hauora.
- Understand basic body functions and the influence biophysical principles (including anatomy, biomechanics and physiology) have on the performance of physical skills.
- Develop an understanding of factors that affect their physical performance and how they can improve their ability.
- Develop strategies and the physical performance skills necessary to compete in a practical setting.
- For those students wishing to learn about how the body moves, how they can improve their performance and gain a deeper and better understanding of anatomy and biomechanics. It will cover team-based activities, individual sports and fitness.
- There is a large practical side in Physical Education. It will cover team games, individual activities, fitness, teamwork and safety. Practical lessons will support theory lessons to ensure students gain a deep understanding of the content.
- The course is heavily designed to develop the necessary skills needed for leaving school and taking up employment and negotiating their lives safely. It uses sport and physical activity as the context to improve their self-belief, self-esteem, interpersonal skills including communication, teamwork, problem solving, conflict resolution and assist them in developing positive attitudes.
Note, course standards may change slightly to reflect student/school needs as required.
Where does this course lead?
This course will improve your personal ability across a range of physical activities. It will also develop and improve your knowledge of how the body works and how you can improve your performance. It will give skills for careers in the sports industry, physical education, uniformed services, recreation and tourism. It will also provide the knowledge and skills to move into Level 2 Sports Science.
Contact for further inquiries
Mr Morath (HOD PE) [email protected]
1.1 My Active Lifestyle
Participate actively in a variety of physical activities and explain factors that influence own participation.
In this standard students will participate in a variety of physical activities and will be required to reflect on factors that influence their participation over an extended period of time. Students are also asked to assess their peers.
Demonstrate interpersonal skills in a group and explain how these skills impact on others
In this standard students will be required to work in a team and demonstrate interpersonal skills. You will write a performance contract and keep a diary that reflects on your interpersonal skills and explains how your use of these skills impacts on others.
1.2 Shoot Hoops
Demonstrate understanding of the function of the body as it relates to the performance of physical activity.
In this standard students will be required to apply biophysical principles (e.g. functional anatomy, biomechanics and exercise physiology) to the execution of Basketball skills. This will be achieved through a series of in class written assessments.
1.3 A Quality Performance
Demonstrate quality movement in the performance of a physical activity.
In this standard students will demonstrate quality movement in their performance of Basketball.
1.6 Performance Improvement
Demonstrate strategies to improve the performance of a physical activity and describe the outcomes.
In this standard students will study, and then use, knowledge of self management strategies as you take part in physical activity. Finally you will write a report in which you describe how your chosen strategies affect physical activity participation.
Recommended Prior Learning
Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.
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