PDHPE Stage 6 NSW Syllabus

On this page you will find links the stage 6 PDHPE NSW Board of Studies syllabus document.lightbulb.gif
Link to syllabus PDF:
Link to syllabus webpage: www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/pdhpe.html

This document contains course content for both years 11 and 12.The syllabus is divided into sections, it is important for you as a student to know and understand the course content (chapters 8 and 9) as this will give a detailed outline of learning content. For year 12 students this is particularly important as many questions asked in the HSC examination are reworded from syllabus dot points.

Please refer back to your syllabus throughout the course and keep a personal record of what syllabus points have been covered to ensure you cover the entire course content!!!

Key Competencies

PDHPE stage 6 provides a context within which to develop general competencies considered essential for the acquisition of effective, higher order thinking skills necessary for further education, work and productive functioning in daily life.
The following key competencies are embedded within the syllabus document.

Collecting, analysing and organising information: this is developed through the syllabus emphasis on critical thinking and research. Students research a range of information sources, discerning their relevance to particular PDHPE issues. Skills of analysis are applied to explaining the ways the body moves, interpreting a range of data and monitoring the effectiveness of health policies and programs.

Communicating ideas and information: this competency is developed in all aspects of the syllabus. Students develop the capacity to select appropriate means to communicate relevant understandings. This includes the demonstration of understandings and ideas through movement.

Planning and organising activities: this is developed in contexts such as setting goals for improved personal health, strategic planning for safe outdoor recreation, preventive health action, organising training programs and designing health promotion strategies.

Working with others and in teams: there are significant opportunities for students to work cooperatively and adopt leadership roles in the context of this syllabus. This competency is embedded in the modules Composition and Performance and Outdoor Recreation. Other modules integrate coaching experiences that further develop the capacity to work with others.

Using mathematical ideas and techniques: students develop basic mathematical concepts in the interpretation of trend data related to epidemiology. This is further developed through measuring physical fitness and examining the physiology of the body. As students appraise movement they are also required to use mathematics in analysing quantitative measures of performance.

Using technology: research and investigation in this syllabus involves using appropriate information technologies. Students also examine technologies related to training, sports medicine, the enhancement of performance and the health of Australians.

Solving problems: the study of contemporary health and physical activity issues presents students with a range of challenging problems. The syllabus requires students to examine options and consider ethical dimensions when proposing solutions to these problems.