Year 10 Health and Physical Ed. Electives
OUTDOOR AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Year 10 Outdoor and Environmental Studies is the scaffold for students to be successful in VCE Outdoor and Environmental Studies. The course content focuses on factors influencing societal relationships, together with the influence environmental movements have had on shaping these. Students will also have the opportunity to engage with outdoor environments through a field trip experience rock-climbing at Mt Arapiles. Approximate cost of camp: $320.
Approximate cost of Indoor climbing excursion: $30
Physical Education is focused on preparing students for VCE Physical Education. They will use these concepts to explain how to enhance performance with biomechanics and training principles. Students will study the cardiovascular and respiratory systems in detail as they relate to performance. Classes run seven session per fortnight, with a ratio of five theory classes to two practical classes. Topics covered include: Biomechanics, Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems, Training programs and Energy Systems.
SPORT AND FITNESS
In this elective, students undertake a highly practical subject directed at increasing their love for sport and fitness in a variety of settings.
Students complete fitness testing, develop their own training program and use this to increase their personal fitness.
There are still theoretical components to the course including energy systems, performance enhancing drugs, fitness components and coaching, however the main focus of the subject is on practical application.
As such, the subject is designed for students who are pursuing a VCAL Pathway in Year 11 and 12.
Hence, this elective does not specifically target students who wish to pursue VCE Physical Education.
These students would be better served by choosing electives that have a greater theoretical bias required for success in VCE Physical Education.
WOMEN IN SPORT
This is a girls only elective that has both practical classes and theoretical classes that focus on preparing students for VCE Physical Education. This subject equips students with the appropriate knowledge and skills to plan, develop and maintain their involvement in physical activity, sport and exercise across their lifespan and to understand the physical, social, emotional and cognitive health benefits associated with being active.
Classes run seven sessions per fortnight, with a ratio of five theory classes to two practical classes.