Stage 6 Content (Yr. 11 & 12)

Preliminary and HSC PDHPE

Through the study of PDHPE, students will develop:

  • values and attitudes that promote healthy and active lifestyles and communities
  • knowledge and understanding of the factors that affect health
  • a capacity to exercise influence over personal and community health outcomes
  • knowledge and understanding about the way the body moves
  • an ability to take action to improve participation and performance in physical activity
  • an ability to apply the skills of critical thinking, research and analysis.

 

The PDHPE Syllabus includes two 120 hour courses. The Preliminary course consists of two core modules representing 60% of course time. An options component representing 40% of course time includes four options of which students are to study two. The HSC course consists of two core modules representing 60% of course time. An options component representing 40% of course time includes five options of which students are to study two.

 

Preliminary Course

 

HSC Course

 

 

 

Core Strands (60% total)

 

Core Strands (60% total)

 

  • Better Health for Individuals

 

  • The Body in Motion

 

 

 

  • Health Priorities in Australia

 

  • Factors Affecting Performance

 

 

 

Options (40% total)

 

Options (40% total)

 

Select two of the following options:

 

  • First Aid

 

  • Composition and Performance

 

  • Fitness Choices

 

  • Outdoor Recreation

 

 

 

Select two of the following options:

 

  • The Health of Young People

 

  • Sport and Physical Activity in Australian Society

 

  • Sports Medicine

 

  • Improving Performance

 

  • Equity and Health

 

Preliminary PDHPE

TERM 1

Preliminary Core 1:  Better Health for Individuals

This compulsory module examines the meanings of health, the perceptions individuals have about health and the range of factors and behaviours that influence health. Students are introduced to health promotion and investigate approaches and strategies that can assist individuals to achieve better health.

 

TERM 2

Preliminary Core 2: The Body in Motion

This compulsory module examines the scientific foundations of human movement. In this module, students explore how the body moves and why it moves in particular ways. Students focus on the relationships between anatomy, physiology, fitness, biomechanics and efficient human movement.

 

TERM 3 - Options

Preliminary Option 1:  First Aid

This option module addresses the need for a well-rehearsed, established routine in the delivery of first aid. In this module, students engage in the investigation and practical application of the major assessment and management techniques for the types of injury and medical conditions that require first aid attention. They explore the cause and symptoms of these main injuries and medical conditions. Students also explore the ethical arguments associated with the delivery of first aid.

Preliminary Option 3: Fitness Choices

Module Description

This option module examines the exercise options that are available to meet the varying fitness needs of individuals. In this module, students investigate what exercise means to different people and the factors that influence exercise choices. As a major focus of this module, students experience a range of exercise options and evaluate the ability of each to meet individual fitness needs.

 

 

HSC PDPHE

TERM 4 Year 11

HSC Core 1:  Health Priorities in Australia

This compulsory module examines the health status of Australians and investigates, in depth, the current health priority issues in Australia. Students identify and justify the choice of priority issues and examine the roles that the health system and health promotion play in achieving better health for all Australians.

 

TERM 1

HSC Core 2:  Factors Affecting Performance

This compulsory module examines the factors that affect performance. In this module, students explore the physical and psychological bases of performance. They experience and critically analyse approaches to training and skill development and investigate the contributions of psychology, nutrition and recovery strategies to performance.

 

TERM 2

HSC Option 4:  Improving Performance

In this module, students investigate approaches to the physiological preparation and skill development of athletes. Students will experience and analyse a variety of training methods and look at the application of these methods to improving performance. The effects of planning on performance and ethical considerations relating to improving athletes' performance are also examined.

 

TERM 3

HSC Option 3:  Sports Medicine

This option module is concerned with the specific issues of prevention, assessment, management of and recovery from sports injury. In this module, students examine how the extent and intensity of sports participation relates to the incidence of sports injuries. They explore the range of technical and scientific approaches for maintaining the wellbeing of athletes.

In this module, students research, analyse and debate the merits of current sports medicine approaches. They also explore issues regarding returning to play following injury.