11 Physical Education A

SACE Stage 1: 10 Credits / 1 Semesters / Responsible Living

SACE Website:  https://www.sace.sa.edu.au/web/physical-education-from-2019

Pre-Requisite: Successful completion of a year 10 responsible living subject.


Through physical education, students explore the participation in and performance of human physical activities. It is an experiential subject in which students explore their physical capacities and investigate the factors that influence and improve participation and performance outcomes, which lead to greater movement confidence and competence.

Students will participate in a variety of physical activities potentially including: touch, flag footy, lacrosse, aquatics (sailing) and Badminton.

With a strong focus on data collection and analysis students will use various technologies (drone footage, video, HR monitors), to analyse and improve performance, participation, collaboration and communication.

This program prepares students for SACE Stage 2 Physical Education.

Topics may include

All topics are taught through practical play. Students will explore:

  • movement concepts and strategies in an invasion game
  • communication and collaboration through aquatics
  • skill acquisition concepts through net games


Students are assessed against the SACE Stage 1 Physical Education achievement standards.

Students are assessed on the 3 focus areas.

In movement:

  • students use various technologies to collect and analyse data during practical invasion games
  • they explore the energy demands placed on players, and reflect on the movement concepts and strategies

About movement:

  • students develop communication and collaboration skills through their aquatics practical
  • they investigate ways to improve participation or performance

Through movement:

  • students collect and analyse data on their performance in a net game and explore how to better develop their skills using skill acquisition concepts

Additional Information

Costs:  Course fee of $80.00 includes the two days aquatics activities – subject to change in 2020

The Heathfield High School PE shirt must be worn for practical lessons.