NCEA Level 3 Physical Education

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs E. Walker

Recommended Prior Learning

Recommendation by your Year 12 physical education teacher or entry at the discretion of the Head of Faculty, Health & Physical Education, if you have not taken this subject before.

This course is based on level 8 of HPE in the New Zealand curriculum and is aimed at students who wish to study Physical Education in greater detail. 

There is a camp in term 1 where students are assessed on their performance of a skill. We also use the Tough Guy and Gal challenge as our event in term 3 for our training programme.

A student will be withdrawn from a standard if the teacher is not confident that the achievement of the standard is within the reach of the student or there is no evidence of the student attempting the assessment.


Health and Physical Education

Assessment Policy & Procedures
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

It is recommended that students purchase the Year 13 PE workbook, attend the paddle board sessions and camp and complete the Tough Guy & Gal challenge.
It is recommended students pay the course costs of $175 which includes camp, transport and paddle board hireage.

Pathway Tags

Physical Education: Teaching, Fitness Industry, Sports Coaching, Sport and Recreation, Armed Forces, Police, Personal Trainer, Physiotherapist


It is the policy of Taupo-nui-a-Tia College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.

Credits listed may change.