Year 10 Health and Physical Education


The Year 10 Health and Physical Education course has been developed with a “developing personal skills” theme in mind. In this course you will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in responding to a range of different situations that you may be presented with throughout your life.

Students engage in the physical aspect of PE by completing adaptive weekly tasks, sharing to an online forum known as The Gym, completing a physical activity journal and adhering to the National Physical Activity Guidelines. They provide evidence and feedback around their participation to their teachers and peers, and actively seek ways to improve their skill and fitness levels. In Physical Education you will develop your skills and knowledge in a range of different games / activities, and develop your own training programs to address personal fitness goals.

In Health students look at personal identity and risk-taking behaviours as well as explore the sexual and mental development of adolescents. They discover the impact that drugs and alcohol can have on themselves and the community as well as discuss the role that sport, outdoor recreation and physical activity play in Australian lives.

Our aim is to help students recognise the importance of a holistic approach to their health and wellbeing.

What do you do?

You will develop your own training program to help you meet a personal fitness goal. The learning intention is to increase the amount of physical activity you do by participating in activities of your choice, using local facilities and by using technology in order to increase your physical activity. In doing so, you will also have the opportunity to use a range of apps and other technologies to help you participate in physical activity and hopefully learn skills for a lifetime.

You will focus on issues that you may be presented with throughout youth and your journey into young adulthood. These include cyber safety, values, mental health, risk-taking behaviours, understanding drug use and its effects on individuals and communities, and sexual education.
You will also investigate a range of strategies and support services that youth can access for assistance in dealing with these issues. You will also contribute to online discussions on a range of issues.

Other activities that you will engage in include:

  • online quizzes
  • posting comments to topic-directed forums
  • posting to The Gym forum e.g. photos / video clips of your physical activity sessions
  • exploring different case studies based on real-life situations such as what to do when you feel peer pressured
  • using a decision-making template in relation to different health-related issues
  • producing a guide outlining local community resources available for the promotion of physical activity
  • regularly documenting your physical activity sessions using a Physical Activity Journal e.g. pulse rate, level of intensity
  • engaging in the Pedometer Challenge which involves a daily goal of 10,000 steps
  • using apps to record physical activity
  • engaging in circuit-based activities.

What skills do you develop?

You will develop skills including:

  • research skills
  • case study analysis
  • observation and detailed record-keeping skills
  • increased proficiency using technology
  • ability to make informed and independent decisions about your own physical, social and mental health
  • progressive development of fitness components through exposure to a variety of individual sports and recreational activities




You must have access to the internet in order to access this course. Weekly work will be completed and submitted online.

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Go to the VCAA website for more information about this subject.





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