Physical Education Studies

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The Physical Education Studies Course is designed as an extension of the General Physical Education programme to provide students both practical and theoretical experiences to broaden their knowledge and skills in a sporting context. The practical component focuses on developing a repertoire of movement and tactical skills in team and individual sports with the aim of developing an appreciation of sport as a lifelong activity to be played on a competitive or recreational basis. It is intended that the programme will provide opportunities for students to enhance and refine their own physical skills in order to perform to their potential. The theory component examines the role a coach focusing on the elements and processes of coaching sports, fitness components and biomechanics. Practical Components could include but are not limited to; Beach Volleyball, Basketball, Motor Learning and Coaching, F45 and Striking Sports.

The frequency of this subject is TWO periods per week.

Physical Education Studies Program Overview – Year 10 

Unit Guide based on 2023 course    Focus   
Motor Learning Coaching & Umpiring  Through completion of a coaching course, students upskill their coaching skills and develop confidence in preparation for coaching opportunities at Mercedes College. Students write and deliver coaching programs in sports that will appear in SASJ and lightning carnivals and ACC events.  
Beach/Indoor Volleyball  Students develop their skills and knowledge of volleyball. With a key focus on developing confidence and skills in indoor and beach volleyball, students will consolidate their understanding in preparation for ATAR practical studies.  
Striking  Students learn and participate in a variety of striking sports that could include mini tennis, tennis, table tennis, badminton, pickleball and more. Students refine their technique and apply biomechanical principles covered in theory class. 
Biomechanics  Students will learn about basic biomechanical principles and use video analysis to view and analyse their movement in two of the striking sports learnt in the practical unit. 
F45 & Components of Fitness   Students develop knowledge and confidence in Functional Anatomy, Movement Concepts and Types & Methods of Training. Students participate in F45 sessions and develop their own gym programs for targeted athletes.   

This year, PE Studies has been one of our favourite subjects with so much to look forward to. We gained a deeper understanding of Motor Learning and Coaching, Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology. We also participated in sports such as volleyball and badminton and got to experience training sessions at F45 in East Perth. We both highly recommend this subject for anyone who loves sport or wants to gain further knowledge to prepare them for Year 11 Physical Education Studies.

Karis Balfour & Lily Choi – Year 10 2022

Completing this course will enable students to determine if they are interested in selecting ATAR Physical Education Studies or General Physical Education Studies.

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