Physical Activity and Sports Studies Content Endorsed Course Years 7-10 Syllabus - September 2004

 
Physical Activity and Sports Studies
    Content Endorsed Course
            Years 7–10

             Syllabus

           September 2004
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Contents

1    Introduction..................................................................................................................... 5
     1.1 The K–10 Curriculum ........................................................................................... 5
     1.2 Students with Special Education Needs ................................................................ 6
2    Rationale ......................................................................................................................... 8
3    The Place of the Physical Activity and Sports Studies CEC Years 7–10 Syllabus
     in the K–12 Curriculum ................................................................................................. 9
4    Aim ............................................................................................................................... 10
5    Objectives ..................................................................................................................... 10
6    Outcomes ...................................................................................................................... 11
7    Content.......................................................................................................................... 12
     7.1 Organisation of Content ...................................................................................... 12
     7.2 Content for Years 7–10 ....................................................................................... 25
8    Life Skills Outcomes and Content ................................................................................ 44
     8.1 Outcomes............................................................................................................. 44
     8.2 Content ................................................................................................................ 45
9    Continuum of Learning in Physical Activity and Sports Studies K–10 ....................... 49
     9.1 Stage Statements ................................................................................................. 49
10   Assessment ................................................................................................................... 54
     10.1 Standards ............................................................................................................. 54
     10.2 Assessment for Learning ..................................................................................... 54
     10.3 Reporting............................................................................................................. 56
     10.4 Choosing Assessment Strategies......................................................................... 57
Physical Activity and Sports Studies CEC Years 7–10 Syllabus

1      Introduction

1.1    The K–10 Curriculum

This syllabus has been developed within the parameters set by the Board of Studies NSW in
its K–10 Curriculum Framework. This framework ensures that K–10 syllabuses and
curriculum requirements are designed to provide educational opportunities that:
•   engage and challenge all students to maximise their individual talents and capabilities for
    lifelong learning
•   enable all students to develop positive self-concepts and their capacity to establish and
    maintain safe, healthy and rewarding lives
•   prepare all students for effective and responsible participation in their society, taking
    account of moral, ethical and spiritual considerations
•   encourage and enable all students to enjoy learning, and to be self-motivated, reflective,
    competent learners who will be able to take part in further study, work or training
•   promote a fair and just society that values diversity
•   promote continuity and coherence of learning, and facilitate the transition between primary
    and secondary schooling.

The framework also provides a set of broad learning outcomes that summarise the knowledge,
understanding, skills, values and attitudes essential for all students to succeed in and beyond
their schooling. These broad learning outcomes indicate that students will:
•   understand, develop and communicate ideas and information
•   access, analyse, evaluate and use information from a variety of sources
•   work collaboratively with others to achieve individual and collective goals
•   possess the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain a safe and healthy lifestyle
•   understand and appreciate the physical, biological and technological world and make
    responsible and informed decisions in relation to their world
•   understand and appreciate social, cultural, geographical and historical contexts, and
    participate as active and informed citizens
•   express themselves through creative activity and engage with the artistic, cultural and
    intellectual work of others
•   understand and apply a variety of analytical and creative techniques to solve problems
•   understand, interpret and apply concepts related to numerical and spatial patterns,
    structures and relationships
•   be productive, creative and confident in the use of technology and understand the impact
    of technology on society
•   understand the work environment and be equipped with the knowledge, understanding and
    skills to evaluate potential career options and pathways
•   develop a system of personal values based on their understanding of moral, ethical and
    spiritual matters.

The ways in which learning in the Physical Activity and Sports Studies CEC Years 7–10
Syllabus contributes to the curriculum and to the student’s achievement of the broad learning
outcomes are outlined in the syllabus rationale.

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Physical Activity and Sports Studies CEC Years 7–10 Syllabus

In accordance with the K–10 Curriculum Framework, the Physical Activity and Sports Studies
CEC Years 7–10 Syllabus takes into account the diverse needs of all students. It identifies
essential knowledge, understanding, skills, values and attitudes. It enunciates clear standards
of what students are expected to know and be able to do in Years 7–10. It provides structures
and processes by which teachers can provide continuity of study for all students, particularly
to ensure successful transition through Years 5 to 8 and from Year 10 to Year 11.

The syllabus also assists students to maximise their achievement in Physical Activity and
Sports Studies through the acquisition of additional knowledge, understanding, skills, values
and attitudes. It contains advice to assist teachers to program learning for those students who
have gone beyond achieving the outcomes through their study of the essential content.

1.2    Students with Special Education Needs

In the K–6 curriculum, students with special education needs are provided for in the following
ways:
•   through the inclusion of outcomes and content in syllabuses which provide for the full
    range of students
•   through the development of additional advice and programming support for teachers to
    assist students to access the outcomes of the syllabus
•   through the development of specific support documents for students with special education
    needs
•   through teachers and parents planning together to ensure that syllabus outcomes and
    content reflect the learning needs and priorities of students.

Students with special education needs build on their achievements in K–6 as they progress
through their secondary study and undertake courses to meet the requirements for the School
Certificate.

It is necessary to continue focusing on the needs, interests and abilities of each student when
planning a program for secondary schooling. The program will comprise the most appropriate
combination of courses, outcomes and content available.

Life Skills
For most students with special education needs, the outcomes and content in sections 6 and 7
of this syllabus will be appropriate but for a small percentage of these students, particularly
those with an intellectual disability, it may be determined that these outcomes and content are
not appropriate. For these students the Life Skills outcomes and content in section 8 and the
Life Skills assessment advice below can provide the basis for developing a relevant and
meaningful program.

Access to Life Skills outcomes and content in Years 7–10
A decision to allow a student to access the Physical Activity and Sports Studies CEC Years 7–
10 Life Skills outcomes and content should include parents/carers and be based on careful
consideration of the student’s competencies and learning needs.

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Physical Activity and Sports Studies CEC Years 7–10 Syllabus

The decision should establish that the outcomes and content in sections 6 and 7 of the Physical
Activity and Sports Studies CEC Years 7–10 Syllabus are not appropriate to meet the needs of
the student. Consideration should be given to whether modifications to programs and to
teaching, including adjustments to learning activities and assessment, would enable the
student to access the syllabus outcomes and content.

As part of the decision to allow a student to access the Physical Activity and Sports Studies
Years 7–10 Life Skills outcomes and content, it is important to identify relevant settings,
strategies and resource requirements that will assist the student in the learning process. Clear
time frames and strategies for monitoring progress, relevant to the age of the student, need to
be identified and collaborative plans should be made for future needs.

It is not necessary to seek permission of the Office of the Board of Studies for students to
undertake the Physical Activity and Sports Studies Years 7–10 Life Skills outcomes and
content, nor is it necessary to submit planning documentation.

Life Skills assessment
Each student undertaking a Physical Activity and Sports Studies Years 7–10 Life Skills course
will have specified outcomes and content to be studied. The syllabus content listed for each
outcome forms the basis of learning opportunities for students.

Assessment should provide opportunities for students to demonstrate achievement in relation
to the outcomes and to generalise their knowledge, understanding and skills across a range of
situations or environments including the school and the wider community.

Students may demonstrate achievement in relation to Physical Activity and Sports Studies
Years 7–10 Life Skills outcomes independently or with support. The type of support will vary
according to the particular needs of the student and the requirements of the activity. Examples
of support may include:
•   the provision of extra time
•   physical and/or verbal assistance from others
•   the provision of technological aids.

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Physical Activity and Sports Studies CEC Years 7–10 Syllabus

2      Rationale

Physical Activity and Sports Studies represents a broad view of physical activity and the many
possible contexts in which individuals can build activity into their lifestyle. It incorporates a
wide range of lifelong physical activities, including recreational, leisure and adventure
pursuits, competitive and non-competitive games, individual and group physical fitness
activities, and the use of physical activity for therapy and remediation.

Participation in regular physical activity is essential to improving health status and quality of
life. Health experts agree it can reduce the likelihood of obesity, non-insulin dependent
diabetes, coronary heart disease, hypertension and cancers. Research shows regular physical
activity to also be effective in stress management, therapy and rehabilitation, injury prevention
and the promotion of physical fitness. Individuals who lead an active lifestyle enjoy a positive
sense of general wellbeing, heightened energy levels and improved ability to concentrate.
They have an enhanced capacity to perform daily activities with ease and respond to increased
demands.

Participation in physical activity provides opportunities for personal challenge, enjoyment and
satisfaction. It also provides for positive interaction with others, in both collaborative and
competitive contexts and supports the development of key social skills necessary for strong
interpersonal relationships. Participation in particular physical activities can be culturally
significant and play an important role in the development of cultural understanding.

This syllabus promotes the concept of learning through movement. Many aspects of the course
can be explored through participation in selected movement applications in which students
experience, examine, analyse and apply new understanding. Students are encouraged to
specialise and study areas in depth, to work towards a particular performance goal, pursue a
formal qualification or examine an issue of interest related to the physical, emotional, social,
cultural or scientific dimensions of physical activity and sport.

Physical Activity and Sports Studies also promotes learning about movement and provides
students with opportunities to develop their movement skills, analyse movement performance
and assist the performance of others. The acquisition and successful application of movement
skills are closely related to enjoyment of physical activity and the likelihood of sustaining an
active lifestyle. Students will appreciate the traditions and special characteristics associated
with various physical activities and also the artistic and aesthetic qualities of skilled
performance and determined effort.

Recreation, physical activity, sport and related health fields provide legitimate career
pathways. This course provides students with a broad understanding of the multifaceted nature
of these fields. It also introduces students to valuable and marketable skills in organisation,
enterprise, leadership and communication. Students with these skills will be positioned to
make a strong contribution to their community as physical activity and sport provides a major
context for both voluntary and paid work across Australia.

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Physical Activity and Sports Studies CEC Years 7–10 Syllabus

3       The Place of the Physical Activity and Sports Studies CEC
        Years 7–10 Syllabus in the K–12 Curriculum

               PDHPE K–6
          Early Stage 1 to Stage 3

             PDHPE Years 7–10                                        Physical Activity and Sports
               Stages 4 and 5                                         Studies CEC Years –710 *
    (including Life Skills outcomes and content)

                                                   Years 11–12
                                                     Stage 6

                                                   Community and              PDHPE
                             PDHPE
                                                   Family Studies            Life Skills

                                      Exploring Early       Sport, Lifestyle and
                                        Childhood              Recreation
                                          CEC                      CEC

                      Community, other education and learning and workplace

*While schools may choose to offer a course based on this syllabus in either Stage 4 or Stage
5, the outcomes and content have been designed at a Stage 5 standard.

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Physical Activity and Sports Studies CEC Years 7–10 Syllabus

4      Aim
The aim of the Physical Activity and Sports Studies CEC Years 7–10 Syllabus is to enhance
students’ capacity to participate effectively in physical activity and sport, leading to improved
quality of life for themselves and others.

5      Objectives
Knowledge, understanding and skills
Students will:
•  develop a foundation for efficient and enjoyable participation and performance in physical
   activity and sport
•  develop knowledge and understanding about the contribution of physical activity and sport
   to individual, community and societal wellbeing
•  enhance the participation and performance of themselves and others in physical activity
   and sport
•  develop the personal skills to participate in physical activity and sport with confidence and
   enjoyment.

Values and attitudes
Students will:
•  develop a commitment to lifelong participation in physical activity and sport
•  appreciate the enjoyment and challenge of participation in physical activity and sport
•  value the contributions of physical activity and sport to wellbeing and society.

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6       Outcomes

Objectives                             Outcomes

Students will:                         A student:

1   develop a foundation for           1.1 discusses factors that limit and enhance the capacity to
    efficient and enjoyable                move and perform
    participation and performance
    in physical activity and sport     1.2 analyses the benefits of participation and performance
                                           in physical activity and sport

2   develop knowledge and              2.1 discusses the nature and impact of historical and
    understanding about the                contemporary issues in physical activity and sport
    contribution of physical
    activity and sport to              2.2 analyses physical activity and sport from personal, social
    individual, community and             and cultural perspectives
    societal wellbeing

3   enhance the participation and      3.1 demonstrates actions and strategies that contribute to
    performance of themselves              enjoyable participation and skilful performance
    and others in physical activity
    and sport                          3.2 evaluates the characteristics of enjoyable participation
                                           and quality performance in physical activity and sport

4   develop the personal skills to     4.1 works collaboratively with others to enhance
    participate in physical activity       participation, enjoyment and performance
    and sport with confidence and
    enjoyment                          4.2 displays management and planning skills to achieve
                                           personal and group goals

                                       4.3 performs movement skills with increasing proficiency

                                       4.4 analyses and appraises information, opinions and
                                           observations to inform physical activity and sport
                                           decisions.

While schools may choose to offer a course based on this syllabus in either Stage 4 or Stage 5,
the outcomes and content have been designed at a Stage 5 standard.
Life Skills
For some students with special education needs, particularly those students with an intellectual
disability, it may be determined that the above outcomes are not appropriate. For these
students, Life Skills outcomes and content can provide the basis for the development of a
relevant and meaningful program – see section 8.

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7          Content

7.1        Organisation of Content

Areas of Study
The content is organised in modules within the following three Areas of Study:
•  Foundations of Physical Activity
•  Physical Activity and Sport in Society
•  Enhancing Participation and Performance.

Schools develop programs by selecting one or more modules from each Area of Study. In
addition, schools may develop their own module(s) to address area(s) of interest not covered
in the modules provided in the syllabus. The course has a strong focus on learning through
movement so programs should use selected movement applications to explore the Areas of
Study where appropriate.

    Areas of          Foundations                   Physical Activity                Enhancing
     Study                 of                             and                     Participation and
                    Physical Activity               Sport in Society                Performance
                •   Body systems and            •    Australia’s sporting     •     Promoting active
                    energy for physical              identity                       lifestyles
      M             activity
                                                •    Lifestyle, leisure and   •     Coaching
       O        •   Physical activity for            recreation
                                                                              •     Enhancing
                    health
       D                                        •    Physical activity and          performance –
                •   Physical fitness                 sport for specific             strategies and
       U        •   Fundamentals of
                                                     groups                         techniques
       L            movement skill              •    Opportunities and        •     Technology,
                    development                      pathways in physical           participation and
       E                                             activity and sport             performance
                •   Nutrition and physical
       S            activity                    •    Issues in physical       •     Event management
                                                     activity and sport
                •   Participating with safety

                                             Learning through

                            experiences in physical activity and
                                   sport movement applications

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Physical Activity and Sports Studies CEC Years 7–10 Syllabus

Mandatory requirements
Schools are to develop programs that provide students with the opportunity of demonstrating
all syllabus outcomes. For this reason students must have experience of at least one module
from each of the three areas of study. All content from the three selected modules must be
taught.

Schools may then build their course by selecting and integrating other modules or sections of
module content to form units of work. To ensure a coherent and balanced treatment of the
content, selected learn about content should be taught in conjunction with the corresponding
learn to statements.

School-developed modules
Schools may include additional content in the form of school-developed modules. A school-
developed module can be developed to include content not represented in the Board-
developed Physical Activity and Sports Studies modules. The content included in school-
developed modules does not require Board endorsement, but it must contribute to student
achievement of the Physical Activity and Sports Studies outcomes and it should not duplicate
essential content from other Board syllabuses.

A school-developed module cannot be used to meet the mandatory minimum study
requirement from each Area of Study.

Requirements for 100-hour courses
Schools offering a 100-hour course of study must address all outcomes and include a
minimum 15 hours study of a Board-developed module from each of the three Areas of Study.
Schools are provided with the flexibility to allocate the remaining hours to content drawn from
modules in any or all of the Areas of Study to form a course appropriate to students’ needs and
interests. Within a 100-hour course schools may include one school-developed module to
address an emphasis not covered in Board-developed modules. The school-developed module
should be of a minimum 15 hours and maximum 30 hours duration.

Requirements for 200-hour courses
Schools offering a 200-hour course of study must address all outcomes and include a
minimum 20 hours study of a Board-developed module from each of the three Areas of Study.
Schools are provided with the flexibility to allocate the remaining hours to content drawn from
modules in any or all of the Areas of Study to form a course appropriate to students’ needs and
interests. Within a 200-hour course schools may include two school-developed modules to
address an emphasis not covered in Board-developed modules. Each school-developed
module should be of a minimum 15 hours and maximum 30 hours duration.

Movement applications
A further requirement is that programs have a strong focus on movement. Where appropriate,
learning in each of the Areas of Study is achieved through engaging in selected physical
activity and sport movement applications. Other topics may be discussed with reference to
examples drawn from the movement applications that students experience in the course.

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When selecting movement applications schools are encouraged to provide students with:
•   the opportunity to explore a broad range of movement experiences to identify with
    activities which they may pursue beyond school
•   the opportunity to transfer movement skills and build social skills across contexts and
    appreciate the variety of benefits provided by physical activity and sport
•   new experiences and challenges beyond those offered through the mandatory PDHPE
    Years 7–10 course
•   contexts that are relevant and stimulating for students, and that can be supported by school
    and community resources.

In addition, schools should be aware of school and education sector policies in relation to the
safe conduct of particular activities and reflect on their capacity to meet these requirements
when selecting the areas of emphasis in their course.

The following graphic shows a sample of the types of physical activity and sport movement
applications that may be considered. Schools will choose different movement applications for
their courses, depending on the needs and interests of their students and community.

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Physical Activity and Sports Studies CEC Years 7–10 Syllabus

Programming approaches

The Physical Activity and Sports Studies CEC Years 7–10 Syllabus provides a framework with
a high degree of flexibility so that schools can design a course that meets the specific needs
and interests of their students. When designing teaching and learning programs schools may
choose a variety of approaches.

These could include:
•  teaching a single module as a unit of work and exploring the content through one or more
   movement applications
•  integrating content from a small number of related modules to form a unit of work and
   exploring the content through one or more movement applications
•  giving considerable emphasis to a single movement application and exploring a number of
   modules through this context.

There is content in Physical Activity and Sports Studies that builds on that of the PDHPE
Years 7–10 syllabus. Where the syllabus deals with similar concepts there is an expectation
that teachers will consider students’ prior learning and sequence the content appropriately.

The syllabus provides a further basis that can be built on in Stage 6 PDHPE and Sport
Lifestyle and Recreation courses. Schools should formulate teaching experiences at an
appropriate Stage 5 standard that emphasise areas not dealt with in detail in other key learning
area (KLA) programs.

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Sample 100-hour course

          Physical activity and sport in Australia (15 hrs)*
          Outcomes: 2.1, 2.2, 4.1, 4.3                               Modules: Australia’s sporting identity.
          Unit description: Students investigate the role of sport in shaping Australia’s identity. Students participate in
Term 1

          activities that have a distinctly Australian flavour, eg Australian Rules, Touch/Oz tag, Indigenous dance
          Physical activity for health and fitness (10 hrs)
          Outcomes: 1.1, 1.2, 4.2, 4.4                               Modules: Physical activity for health, Physical fitness.
          Unit description: Students participate in a range of group exercise and recreation activities to experience and
          analyse the similarities and differences between physical activity for health and physical activity for fitness.
          Ultimate frisbee (15 hrs)*                                   Sports preparation (10 hrs)
          Outcomes: 3.1, 4.1, 4.3                                      Outcomes: 1.1, 4.2, 4.4
Term 2

          Modules: Enhancing performance – strategies and              Modules: Physical fitness, Nutrition and physical
          techniques.                                                  activity, Participating with safety.
          Unit description: Students participate in modified and       Unit description: Ultimate frisbee is used as the
          full-sided activities to develop and apply the skills of     context for students analysing factors to be
          ultimate frisbee.                                            considered when preparing for a physical activity.
          Snow sports (10 hrs)
          Outcomes: 1.1, 3.1, 3.2, 4.2       Modules: Physical fitness, Participating with safety, Event management.
          Unit description: Students plan a snowboarding or skiing event as part of a snow field trip. They consider all
          aspects of the event including format, promotion, and safety.
Term 3

          Moving with skill (15 hrs)*
          Outcomes: 1.1, 1.2, 4.1, 4.3                       Modules: Fundamentals of movement skill development.
          Unit description: Students participate in a range of net/court and invasion games that require the application,
          transfer and modification of movement skills. They study the basic theoretical foundations of skill development
          including physical and mental practice.
          Recreational pursuits: wheels and waves (15 hrs)             Sport and young people (10 hrs)
          Outcomes: 3.1, 3.2, 4.3                                      Outcomes: 2.1, 2.2, 4.4
          Modules: Enhancing performance – strategies and              Modules: Lifestyle, leisure and recreation, Physical
                                                                       activity and sport for specific groups.
Term 4

          techniques, technology, participation and
          performance.                                                 Unit description: Students analyse youth sport
                                                                       culture, specifically skating and surfing. They
          Unit description: Students participate and develop           investigate how these recreational pursuits are
          skills in skateboarding and surfing. They experience         perceived by the community and the reasons for these
          the degree to which the movement skills in these two         perceptions. They also explore the outcomes and
          pursuits are transferable and how technology has             opportunities provided by these activities.
          impacted upon participation and performance.

* indicates units that address the mandatory requirements.

         Outcome mapping for units                                                  Outcomes
                                                       1.1    1.2      2.1    2.2    3.1     3.2    4.1    4.2     4.3     4.4
Physical activity and sport in Australia                                                                       
Physical activity for health and fitness                                                                                
Ultimate Frisbee                                                                                                
Sports preparation                                                                                                       
Snow sports                                                                                             
Moving with skill                                                                                              
Recreational pursuits: wheels and waves                                                                         
Sport and young people                                                                                                   

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Physical Activity and Sports Studies CEC Years 7–10 Syllabus

     Sample-200 hour course

     Year 9
         The body in action (10 hrs)                                  Practice, precision, participation (15 hrs)
         Outcomes: 1.1, 4.4                                           Outcomes: 1.1, 1.2, 4.1, 4.3
Term 1

         Modules: Body systems and energy for physical                Modules: Fundamentals of movement skill
         activity.                                                    development.
         Unit description: Students investigate how the major         Unit description: Students engage in a range of games
         body systems contribute to performing fundamental            that explore the development and transfer of
         movement skills                                              movement skills.
         World games (25 hrs)*
         Outcomes: 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 4.1, 4.3            Modules: Physical activity and sport for specific groups**
Term 2

                                                                 Enhancing performance – strategies and techniques
         Unit description: In small groups students select a game popular in another country. They prepare a 10-minute
         presentation to the class explaining the origin, cultural significance and rules. The group then leads the class
         through some basic skill activities and participates in the game. Games will include flag football, Gaelic football,
         European handball and table tennis.
         Moving with rhythm (15 hrs)                                  Event case study (10 hrs)
         Outcomes: 1.1, 3.1, 4.2, 4.3                                 Outcomes: 2.1, 2.2, 4.4
         Modules: Physical fitness, Enhancing performance –           Modules: School-developed module
Term 3

         strategies and techniques.
                                                                      Unit description: This school-developed module
         Unit description: Students participate in a variety of       investigates an international or local sporting event.
         activities that provide opportunity to practice, modify      Students explore the history, significance and impact
         and design rhythmic movement patterns and dance              of this event. The event selected could change each
         steps, eg hip hop dancing, cheerleading, sports aerobics     year, eg World Cup Soccer, Olympics, Forster
                                                                      Triathlon, City to Surf, Rock Eisteddfod
         Preparing for the outdoor challenge (15 hrs)                 Planning the outdoor challenge (10 hrs)*
         Outcomes: 1.1, 1.2, 3.1, 4.3                                 Outcomes: 1.1, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2
         Modules: Physical fitness, Enhancing performance –           Modules: Nutrition for physical activity, Participating
         strategies and techniques.                                   with safety, Opportunities and pathways in physical
Term 4

                                                                      activity and sport, Event management**
         Unit description: Students engage in physical fitness
         and skill development activities to prepare them for the     Unit description: Students work in teams to plan,
         outdoor expedition, eg climbing, abseiling, orienteering,    implement and evaluate the outdoor challenge.
         rope courses
         Outdoor expedition* – Students participate in a 3-day outdoor expedition during which they fulfil the remaining
         requirements of the Event management module.

     Year 10
         Being active and healthy (20 hrs)*                            Getting others active and healthy (5 hrs)
         Outcomes: 1.2, 4.1, 4.3                                       Outcomes: 3.1, 4.1, 4.2
Term 1

         Modules: Physical activity for health**                       Modules: Promoting active lifestyles.
         Unit description: Practical unit where students explore       Unit description: Students plan enjoyable, inclusive
         recommended physical activity guidelines for                  and non-competitive physical activity sessions for
         adolescents by engaging in a range of group exercises,        others, eg Year 7 peer support group, Year 6 feeder
         including aquatic-based activities to enhance health.         school group, elderly at local aged care home.
         Lifelong leisure and recreation (25 hrs)
         Outcomes: 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 4.3, 4.4                       Modules: Lifestyle, leisure and recreation,
Term 2

                                                      Enhancing performance – strategies and techniques
         Unit description: Students use local resources and environment to investigate, participate and develop their skills
         in enjoyable recreational/leisure pursuits. Examples could include cycling/mountain biking, group exercise at
         local gym, skateboarding and surfboard riding.

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          Physical activity for relaxation (10 hrs)                     Issues in sport (15 hrs)
          Outcomes: 1.2, 3.1, 3.2, 4.3                                  Outcomes: 2.1, 2.2, 4.4
Term 3

          Modules: Physical activity for health, Enhancing              Modules: Issues in sport.
          performance – strategies and techniques.
                                                                        Unit description: Students select an issue in sport of
          Unit description: Students examine how physical               interest to them and explore it using the framework
          activity can be used to manage stress and enhance             provided in the module. Students then provide a short
          relaxation and calmness. Activities include pilates, yoga,    presentation to the class using ICT and style of their
          tai chi and martial arts.                                     choice, eg PowerPoint, video documentary
          Physical activity and sport opportunities (25 hrs)
          Outcomes: 2.2, 3.2, 4.2, 4.4            Modules: Opportunities and pathways in physical activity and sport,
                                                               Coaching.
Term 4

          Unit description: Students complete a formal accreditation in an area of interest. This can be done individually
          with students selecting an accreditation as a result of reflecting on their interests and potential voluntary or paid
          career options, eg Level 0 coaching certificate in a specific sport. It can also be completed as a group with
          students reaching consensus on an accreditation that could be of general benefit to all, eg Bronze Medallion, First
          Aid Certificate

     * indicates units that address the mandatory requirements.
     ** indicates the module being used to meet the mandatory requirements.

         Outcome mapping for units                                                    Outcomes
                                                         1.1     1.2    2.1     2.2    3.1    3.2    4.1     4.2    4.3    4.4
The body in action                                                                                                         
Practice, precision, participation                                                                                
World games                                                                                                       
Moving with rhythm                                                                                                
Event case study                                                                                                          
Preparing for the outdoor challenge                                                                               
Planning the outdoor challenge                                                                           
Being active and healthy                                                                                           
Getting others active and healthy                                                                          
Lifelong leisure and recreation                                                                                        
Physical activity for relaxation                                                                                  
Issues in sport                                                                                                           
Physical activity and sport opportunities                                                                                

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Physical Activity and Sports Studies CEC Years 7–10 Syllabus

Skills that enhance learning in Physical Activity and Sports Studies

The Physical Activity and Sports Studies CEC Years 7–10 Syllabus builds on the skills
developed in PDHPE K–6 and Years 7–10 syllabuses, ie communicating, decision-making,
interacting, moving, planning and problem-solving. The syllabus integrates these into a set of
higher order skills that assist students to participate effectively in physical activity and sport.

These include the ability to:

•   work collaboratively with others to enhance participation, enjoyment and performance

•   display management and planning skills to achieve personal and group goals

•   perform movement skills with increasing proficiency

•   analyse and appraise information, opinions and observations to inform physical activity
    and sport decisions.

Students need to be taught key understandings and processes that relate to the skills at a level
of sophistication appropriate to their stage of development. This should not occur in isolation,
but in contexts that are meaningful and relevant to the needs, interests and experiences of
students. Teachers should plan programs that maximise the opportunities for skill
development.
The syllabus assists the integration of skills by providing Stage 5 outcomes that relate to each
skill (p 11). In addition, the skills have been embedded throughout the syllabus in the
descriptions of what students are to learn to do.

Working collaboratively with others to enhance participation, enjoyment and
performance

Students develop the capacity to work effectively with others individually and in groups.
Through team and group tasks they develop an appreciation of individual difference, group
dynamics and the benefits of working collaboratively. They demonstrate the ability to adopt a
range of roles and to support others in movement contexts.

In developing the skills of working collaboratively, students learn to:
•   recognise and respect the needs, interests, rights and values of others
•   develop trust of team members
•   act to ensure the safety of self and others
•   accept membership in a group or team
•   demonstrate a positive attitude to receiving and providing constructive feedback
•   establish consensus on individual roles and responsibilities
•   take responsibility for individual roles and contribute positively to group objectives.

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Displaying management and planning skills to achieve personal and group goals

Students develop the capacity to formulate plans, and manage time and resources in order to
work towards the achievement of goals. They apply the planning process to maximise
participation, enjoyment and performance quality in physical activities. Students develop a
capacity to prioritise the use of their time and resources, and to monitor their progress towards
goals. They collaborate effectively with others in plans that affect groups or teams.

In developing management and planning skills, students learn to:
•   establish and communicate vision
•   translate the vision into short-term and long-term goals
•   establish priorities and plan a course of action
•   manage resources and time
•   implement the plan
•   monitor performance and adjust strategies as required
•   reinforce achievement through recognition and reward.

Performing movement skills with increasing proficiency

Students develop the capacity to move with skill and creativity in a wide range of movement
experiences and environments and to value movement as a source of personal enjoyment and
satisfaction. It is through moving that students learn about the capabilities of the body in
motion. They use movement as a medium for expression and communication, as a context for
social interaction, cooperation and teamwork, and as a source of problem-solving and personal
challenge.

In developing movement skills, students learn to:
•   determine the purpose of movement, and their personal needs and interests
•   adapt and combine movements according to purpose
•   take action to participate safely
•   use feedback to refine movement
•   communicate and collaborate to achieve group goals in movement settings
•   explore and participate in other physical activities that allow for transfer of skill and
    development of new movement skills.

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Analysing and appraising information, opinions and observations to inform physical
activity and sport decisions

Students develop the capacity to approach decision-making in an informed and thoughtful
manner, taking into account the rapidly changing knowledge and information relating to
physical activity and sport. They are discerning as they consider the various theories on how
to improve performance.

In movement settings students learn to make decisions in predictable environments and to
improvise in dynamic and unpredictable situations. They interpret physical conditions and
player characteristics as they select and modify strategies and tactics to achieve individual and
group goals. A characteristic of skilled performance is the capacity to analyse the situation and
respond appropriately in a seemingly automatic operation.

In developing the skills of analysis and appraisal in the process of decision-making, students
learn to:

•   gather appropriate information and make accurate observations

•   evaluate information and observations for reliability and relevance

•   assess data against known theories, prior experience and other available information

•   identify options, predicting outcomes and consequences

•   decide on a course of action

•   evaluate the decision.

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Cross-curriculum content

Cross-curriculum content assists students to achieve the broad learning outcomes defined in
the Board of Studies K–10 Curriculum Framework. This Content Endorsed Course is not part
of the mandatory curriculum. Specific cross-curriculum content has not been allocated. Those
cross-curriculum areas that have a strong relevance in this course have been incorporated in
the Physical Activity and Sports Studies CEC Years 7-10 Syllabus in the following ways:

Information and communication technologies (ICT)
There is opportunity for students to explore, apply, analyse and assess a variety of ICT
applications throughout the course. Specific ICT skills have been incorporated into the
syllabus content where appropriate. These include:
•   electronic research methods to access, collect and interpret information
•   the use of databases to collect and interpret performance results and participation trends
•   the use of video and profiling equipment to evaluate movement and performance
•   the use of software to analyse physical fitness levels, design training regimes and plan and
    conduct sporting events and competitions
•   the use of ICT to enhance performance.

Work and employment
The Physical Activity and Sports Studies CEC Years 7-10 Syllabus provides opportunity for
students to develop skills that would prove advantageous in many career options. Content is
included which is specifically designed to assist students who want to pursue a career in fields
such as recreation, sports administration, the fitness industry, personal training, fitness
leadership and coaching. There is also content designed for individuals who aspire to a
professional sporting career. Students develop an awareness of other vocational opportunities
such as teaching, sports science, injury rehabilitation and event management.

Students will have opportunities to develop and practice enterprise skills as they organise,
conduct and evaluate physical activity, recreational and sport experiences. Additionally
students may gain accreditation in a number of areas that would enhance their career
opportunities. These include first aid, refereeing/officiating, outdoor leadership, coaching,
training/fitness and lifesaving.

Aboriginal and Indigenous
The Physical Activity and Sports Studies CEC Years 7-10 Syllabus incorporates Aboriginal
and Indigenous perspectives in relation to equity and access and these may also be explored
through an investigation of physical activity and sport in remote and urban communities.
There is opportunity to analyse the cultural significance of physical activity to Aboriginal and
Indigenous people and the range of factors influencing their participation. Students explore the
challenges faced by Aboriginal and Indigenous people in physical activity and sport contexts,
including racism and access to resources and support. Students also study the benefits of
Aboriginal and Indigenous participation and performance in physical activity and sport to non-
Indigenous people which includes developing an understanding and appreciation of
Aboriginal and Indigenous culture.

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Physical Activity and Sports Studies CEC Years 7–10 Syllabus

Civics and citizenship
The Physical Activity and Sports Studies CEC Years 7-10 Syllabus provides students with the
opportunity to investigate civic responsibility and ethics as they relate to a range of physical
activity and sport issues. These include violence, drugs, the law and the media in sport,
environmental sustainability in the outdoors and the use of technology and other strategies to
enhance participation and performance. Physical activity and sport also provide a context to
learn and apply a most fundamental expression of citizenship through fair play, teamwork and
respect for codes of conduct.

Modules also include a range of ways in which students can be of assistance to others,
including demonstrating effective leadership, volunteering and advocating positive
community outcomes such as increased levels of physical activity and health benefits.

Difference and diversity
Physical activity and sport can be an effective context for promoting positive attitudes and
inclusiveness. The Physical Activity and Sports Studies CEC Years 7-10 Syllabus includes
study of the contribution made by physical activity and sport to improved quality of life for
all. There is opportunity to examine the diverse range of people that have contributed to the
development of Australia’s rich sporting culture and identity. Students may study modules
that require consideration and appreciation of individual differences, including the
modification of rules and guidelines, approaches to coaching and leadership and the way in
which sporting and outdoor events are planned. Students also develop an understanding of
how the broad range of physical activity and sport options have the potential to meet
individual, group and community needs and interests.

Environment
Modules include opportunity to investigate how the built and natural environments support
participation in physical activity and sport. Protection of the environment is a key
consideration in outdoor education. Students consider the outdoor environment from the
perspective of risk assessment as well as environmental sustainability. The environment is a
relevant factor in the promotion of safe participation and a range of movement applications.
When exploring factors that promote active living, students may consider aspects such as the
provision of school and community facilities for physical activity, eg walking and cycling
paths, open space and play facilities, access provisions for the aged and people with a
disability, and active commuting.

Gender
The Physical Activity and Sports Studies CEC Years 7-10 Syllabus examines the contribution
of physical activity and sport to the social construction of gender. It also includes a critical
analysis of the media’s portrayal of gender roles in order to challenge gender construction in
physical activity and sport. Students can explore the social influences that affect girls’ and
boys’ participation in physical activity and also the positive contribution of women and men to
Australia’s sporting history and identity. In addition to encouraging increased levels of
physical activity for students, Physical Activity and Sports Studies provides the opportunity to
address the difference between participation levels of boys and girls. Students are given the
skills to plan for enjoyable participation and enhance performance in physical activity and
sport, which will increase the likelihood of young people leading an active lifestyle into the
future.

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Key competencies
Physical Activity and Sports Studies provides a context within which to develop the following
general competencies. Students will:
•  collect, analyse and organise information in a range of physical activity and sports
   contexts, including current views on the development of physical fitness, nutritional
   strategies to enhance performance, the use of technology, and performance analysis
•  communicate ideas and information in different settings. This can involve providing
   instruction, strategies and tactics as a coach, managing others in the operation of a sporting
   event or outdoor expedition, and presenting ideas in discussion on topical issues such as
   violence and drugs in sport
•  plan for the successful participation and performance of themselves and others in physical
   activity and sport contexts. This includes planning for physical activity, injury
   rehabilitation, sports events and outdoor expeditions
•  work with others and in teams as they plan and manage sports events, perform in
   team/group contexts and meet the challenges of outdoor expeditions and activities
•  work mathematically as they interpret data, use analytical methods to navigate the outdoor
   environment and measure and evaluate movement performance
•  solve problems that may hinder the preparation and performance of an athlete and arise in
   the planning and management of a sporting/outdoor event. They may also devise strategies
   for managing barriers to regular physical activity
•  work with and learn about a range of technologies used in physical activity and sport for
   preparing, analysing and enhancing participation and performance in a range of movement
   applications.

Literacy
Students will develop subject-specific literacy skills as they acquire, process, analyse, evaluate
and present information from a wide variety of sources. Communication between individuals
and groups is an essential component of the course and this will be conducted in various forms
including written, verbal and electronic. There is a focus on the ability of students to convey
and receive messages that will result in improved movement performance.

Multicultural
This syllabus provides opportunities for students to enhance their cultural understanding as
they explore the relationship between culture and physical activity and sport. The opportunity
to incorporate various movement contexts allows students to develop skills, values and
knowledge that may relate to various cultures.

Numeracy
Numeracy skills are integral to the Physical Activity and Sports Studies CEC Years 7-10
Syllabus. These skills are developed through the collection, calculation and evaluation of data
in such areas as measurement of physical fitness, energy intake and energy expenditure, sports
event management, navigational skills and analysis of performance data.

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7.2      Content for Years 7–10

Area of Study 1                   Foundations of Physical Activity

In this Area of Study students are provided with the opportunity to explore and develop the
foundations for participation and performance in physical activity and sport. Students establish
a base of knowledge and skills that will encourage and enhance current, future and lifelong
physical activity patterns. Students develop a capacity to evaluate factors that contribute to
efficient and rewarding participation and to plan strategies that further enhance participation
and performance.

Outcomes
A student:

1.1 discusses factors that limit and enhance the capacity to move and perform

1.2 analyses the benefits of participation and performance in physical activity and sport

4.1 works collaboratively with others to enhance participation, enjoyment and performance

4.2 displays management and planning skills to achieve personal and group goals

4.3 performs movement skills with increasing proficiency

4.4 analyses and appraises information, opinions and observations to inform physical activity
    and sport decisions.

Overview of modules

•     Body systems and energy for physical activity

•     Physical activity for health

•     Physical fitness

•     Fundamentals of movement skill development

•     Nutrition and physical activity

•     Participating with safety

For 100-hour courses at least one of these modules must be studied for a minimum of 15 hours.
For 200-hour courses at least one of these modules must be studied for a minimum of 20 hours.

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Module: Body systems and energy for physical activity
Note: In this module students are not required to undertake a detailed anatomical study of the body
systems. The intention of the module is to examine energy production and the roles and contributions
of the body systems to efficient movement. Students examine these through investigation and
participation in one or more movement applications.
Students learn about:                                Students learn to:

•   structure and function of the skeletal          •    describe how bones, joints and muscles
    system                                               interact to produce movement, eg flexing
    – role of the skeletal system                        the elbow during a bicep curl, extending
    – types of bones and joints                          the knee during cycling
    – basic contribution to efficient
        movement

•   structure and function of the muscular
    system
    – role of the muscular system
    – structure of voluntary muscles
    – basic contribution to efficient
        movement

•   structure and function of circulatory           •    investigate circulatory and respiratory
    system                                               function by:
    – role of the circulatory system                     – participating in physical activities of
    – major components of the circulatory                    varying intensity and duration
        system                                           – monitoring and graphing changes in
    – basic contribution to efficient                        circulatory and respiratory rates
        movement

•   structure and function of the respiratory
    system
    – role of the respiratory system
    – major components of the respiratory
        system
    – basic contribution to efficient
        movement

•   energy and physical activity                    •    examine the influence of energy production
    – role of food as fuel sources                       on performance through participation in
    – anaerobic and aerobic energy                       anaerobic and aerobic activities, eg
        production                                       accumulation of lactic acid
    – energy input versus energy output

•   interrelationships between the body             •    discuss the contribution and importance of
    systems                                              each system during physical activity
    – the reliance of body systems on each
        other for effective functioning,
        eg muscular system and circulatory
        system

•   hydration and physical activity                 •    describe factors that contribute to rapid fluid
    – role and importance of water intake                loss during physical activity, eg humidity,
       during physical activity                          high temperature, alcohol
    – managing fluid loss and replacement
    – sources of hydration                          •    examine the consequences of dehydration and
                                                         over-hydration

                                                    •    analyse through case studies the fluid
                                                         replacement regime of different athletes

                                                    •    evaluate claims made by manufactures of
                                                         products promoted as effective for hydration

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