Year 10 Subjects – Physical Education

Level: Year 10
Subject Name: Physical Education
Prerequisites: Year 9 Health and Physical Education
Assumed knowledge: Year 9 Health and Physical Education

Course Summary

The Year 10 Physical Education curriculum supports students to refine and apply strategies for maintaining a positive outlook and evaluating behavioural expectations in different leisure, social, movement and online situations. Students learn to critically analyse and apply health and physical activity information to devise and implement personalised plans for maintaining healthy and active habits. They also experience different roles that contribute to successful participation in physical activity, and propose strategies to support the development of preventive health practices that build and optimise community health and wellbeing.

Students learn to apply more specialised movement skills and complex movement strategies and concepts in different movement environments. They also explore movement concepts and strategies to evaluate and refine their own and others’ movement performances. Students analyse how participation in physical activity and sport influence an individual’s identities, and explore the role participation plays in shaping cultures. The curriculum also provides opportunities for students to refine and consolidate personal and social skills in demonstrating leadership, teamwork and collaboration in a range of physical activities.

Sport Topics:

Practical Units conducted over the course of the year may include:

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Netball
  • Personal Fitness Training
  • Soccer
  • Sports Coaching & officiating
  • Squash
  • Table Tennis
  • Team Handball
  • Touch Football
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Theoretical Topics

Theoretical assessment tasks make up 30% and Practical assessment units make up 70% of the semester grade.

  • Energy, Fitness, Training and Physical Activity (Sports Nutrition, Preparation, In-game and Recovery)
  • Senior First Aid Course
  • Sports Coaching and Officiating
  • Game Analysis / Tactical awareness
  • Sports Injury Prevention and Management (sports trainer course)
  • Sport Psychology

Learning Tasks and Assessments

Students consolidate their knowledge and understanding of topics through various learning tasks and assessment types. These include:

  • Self, Peer and Video Analysis
  • Journal / Personal Reflections
  • Analysis of Newspaper articles and other sources
  • Podcasts
  • Nationally recognised courses
  • Practical coaching sessions
  • Multimodal Presentations
  • Reports
  • Statistical Analysis and
  • Others depending on students interests and abilities

Uniform Expectations

As part of Health and Physical Education lessons, students are required to wear the correct PE uniform consisting of:

  • Emmaus polo shirt
  • Emmaus shorts (Shorts need to be correct fit and not too baggy)
  • Emmaus wide brim or bucket hat
  • Running shoes or cross trainers (Skate Shoes or Dunlop Volleys are not permitted as they don’t provide appropriate support for ankles or sole of their feet)
  • Emmaus tracksuit on cooler days (Shorts and shirts need to be worn under the tracksuit so that it can be removed when students have warmed up)
  • Sports drink bottle (water only)

Students that are injured or ill are still required to be changed, as they will be incorporated into the lessons where possible (i.e. umpiring, coaching, statistician, video recorder, etc.). A note from parents / caregivers or specialist is appreciated outlining your child’s injuries and possible timeframe that they may be inactive for during practical lessons.