SPS3A

NCEA L3 Sport Studies A

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr C. McMurtrie

This course is suited to students who are passionate about sport. Whether it be participating in sport and sports coaching or developing leadership, communication and organisational skills through a sporting lens, this could be the course for you. 

Our major focus in semester A is sports coaching which we develop through a mixture of theory based lessons and practical application of coaching skills. We discuss and analyze other coaches, learn from each other and have a go ourselves. The class will progress from teaching a 20min quick skill session to coaching a group in a sport of your choice for a full session. 

We complete unit standards based around the skills of coaching

-Teach a simple skill. Students are required to plan out and then coach the class through a 20min session based on a simple skill they would like to coach. They will then review their session looking at what went well and what needs to be worked on.

-Run a rec lesson. Students are required to plan and then teach the class for a recreation lesson. Students must show leadership and communication skills to manage their group. Once the lesson is complete students must reflect on and review their lesson.

-Plan a full coaching session. Lastly, students are required to plan out 2 detailed coaching sessions in a sport of their choice. 


Course Overview

Semester A
We complete unit standards based around the skills of coaching
-Teach a simple skill
-Run a rec lesson
-Plan and run a full coaching session

Recommended Prior Learning

No prior learning required for this course

Assessment Information

All standards are assessed internally through a mixture of, observation, written reflections and planning documents (all online).

Pathway

This course leads perfectly into the Sport Studies 300 semester B course. Also a good pathway into Physical Education 300 semester B and Outdoor Education 300 semester B.

Career Pathways

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 13382 v4
NZQA Info
Develop and teach a simple movement skill in a specified workplace
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 21414 v3
NZQA Info
Plan and run a recreation activity
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 22768 v3
NZQA Info
Conduct and review a beginner level coaching session
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 10
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0