NCEA L2 Basketball Academy A

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr C. McMurtrie

This is a multi-level Semester A course suited to students who are passionate about sport, specifically, Basketball. All of the learning taking place during the Semester will be in a Basketball context. We plan to complete units of work based around Basketball skills, both physical and tactical, Basketball fitness and event management. The course will be a mix of practical and class based work with the motivation to keep things as hands on and practical as possible. 

What a particular week in this course may look like is, two sessions based on developing the physical and tactical skills associated with Basketball, effectively, Basketball training sessions. One session based specifically on the fitness required for Basketball and one class based session working through whatever unit we are currently working on, event management etc.

The vision for this course is to offer learning in a context the students are passionate about, in turn, increasing their overall motivation to be at school. As well as the obvious benefits of students being more engaged, the second motivation is to develop the game of Basketball further at the school in order to start being more competitive against some of the major Basketball schools in the country. Basketball is a growing sport in New Zealand and we want to take the opportunity to jump on that train. This year we currently have 22 school teams involving around 200 students. 

Students who select this course will need to go through an application process in order for us to select students we feel will gain the most out of this course and spots are limited. If you have any questions or need further information on this course then please see me at school or e-mail me on [email protected].nz

Course Overview

Semester A
-Intro's and team building. For the course to be successful we need to come together as a group and work together, knowing each others strengths and weaknesses in order to get the best out of all of us.
-Basketball Skill development (Basketball training's)
-Basketball specific fitness, getting ready for the season ahead.
-Event management. Helping run the Friday College League

Recommended Prior Learning

No prior learning is required to apply for this course although a passion for Basketball is required.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There may be a small monetary contribution needed in order to purchase some uniform specific to the Basketball Academy class.

Assessment Information

Assessment will be a range of online student workbooks, reflections, assignments and practical demonstration of skills.


For students wanting to possibly pursue a career in the sport industry as a player, coach, sports manager, event planner etc

Credit Information

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

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 21794 v1
Demonstrate, instruct, and monitor static stretching
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91330 v3
Physical Education 2.4 - Perform a physical activity in an applied setting
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91335 v2
Physical Education 2.9 - Examine the implementation and outcome(s) of a physical activity event or opportunity
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 10
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 3
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0