11OPES

Year 11 Outdoor Education and Physical Education Studies (11OPES)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Stretch

This course is made up of both theory and practical elements. It is a full time course (one year) and is aimed at students who enjoy the challenges provided by a range of Outdoor and Physical Education activities and who may wish to go on to study these areas further at Level Two. 

The course compliments the Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Silver Award and is structured around a combination of NCEA Level 1 Physical Education standards. Students are provided with opportunities to demonstrate their abilities in a range of Outdoor and Physical Education activities. Please note this award is run externally by students who are motivated to independently work alongside the 11 OPES course.  

It is likely that there will be a maximum of only two classes next year so genuinely interested students need to make their choices as early as possible to avoid disappointment . It involves an overnight tramp to the Pinnacles, a day surfing at Te Arai Beach, an optional multi day tramp around the Tongariro Northern Circuit, rock climbing sessions at Extreme Edge, mountain biking at Totara Park and raft racing at Cockle Bay Beach. 

Pre-requisites

The course is open to students who have completed 10 OPES as well as any student who has a genuine interest in outdoor and physical education activities. Students need to be able to show dedication to this course as it will require them to complete tasks in their own time outside of school. 

Students choosing this course cannot take 11PES or 11SIE because of a crossover with the Achievement Standards offered in these courses.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$285 which includes: Two 3 day tramping expeditions, raft race, rock climbing, minimalist trip. There will also be an optional sea kayaking trip which will be on top of the $285.

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90962 v3
NZQA Info
Physical Education 1.1 - Participate actively in a variety of physical activities and explain factors that influence own participation
5
5
5
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90963 v3
NZQA Info
Physical Education 1.2 - Demonstrate understanding of the function of the body as it relates to the performance of physical activity
5
5
5
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90964 v3
NZQA Info
Physical Education 1.3 - Demonstrate quality movement in the performance of a physical activity
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90968 v3
NZQA Info
Physical Education 1.7 - Demonstrate, and show understanding of, responsible behaviour for safety during outdoor education activities
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 16
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 8
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0