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Learning Framework

Year 12


Unit 3: The focus of this unit is to provide opportunities for students to build upon their acquired physical skills and biomechanical, physiological and psychological understandings to improve the performance of themselves and others in physical activity.

Unit 4: The focus of this unit is to extend the understanding by students of complex biomechanical, psychological and physiological concepts to evaluate their own and others’ performance.

Resource Key

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 LEVEL 1: ‚Äč
brief, basic information laid out in an easy-to-read format. May use informal language. (Includes most news articles)

provides additional background information and further reading. Introduces some subject-specific language.

lengthy, detailed information. Frequently uses technical/subject-specific language. (Includes most analytical articles)

Overview of Physical Education Studies

The course content is divided into six interrelated content areas:

  • Developing physical skills and tactics
  • Motor learning and coaching
  • Functional anatomy
  • Biomechanics
  • Exercise physiology
  • Sport psychology.

Source: SCSA. (2016). Physical Education Studies ATAR course | Year 12 Syllabus. Government of Western Australia.


Compiled and created by Luciana Cavallaro April 2021