St Mary’s College (Wellington) St Mary’s College (Wellington)

Level 2 Sports Performance

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms A. Grigg.

Recommended Prior Learning

It would benefit students to have taken Year 11 Physical Education but this is not a requirement to do the course.

The Sports Performance course aims to develop individual performance, leadership and self-management skills. Students can achieve credits via achievement and unit standards. A more practical course then Level 2 PE. Students have the opportunity to participate in a range of sporting disciplines. They will also develop their leadership skills by coaching primary aged students. There is an outdoor education unit which includes activities like rock climbing and whitewater rafting. Students are also expected to work together to help facilitate sporting events. If you enjoy exercise, working in groups and being in the outdoors then this course is for you.

Students who select this course need to have good self-management and bring a change of sports gear for all practical lessons. 

Subject Overview

Term 1

Term 4

Learning Areas:

Physical Education


Level 3 Sports Performance

Career Pathways

Acupuncturist, Personal Trainer/Exercise Professional, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Podiatrist, Civil Engineer, Psychologist, Sports Coach/Official, General Practitioner, Professional Sportsperson, Groundsperson, Horse Trainer, Massage Therapist, Photographer, Physiotherapist, Roadmarker, Television Presenter, Baker, Counsellor, Trainer, Interpreter, Musician, Driving Instructor, Early Childhood Teacher, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Primary School Teacher, Kaiwhakaako Māori, Translator, Nanny/Child Carer, Tertiary Lecturer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Recreation Co-ordinator, Youth Worker, Secondary School Teacher, Teacher Aide

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Students will need to contribute to the cost of any outdoor education trip.
Exercise clothing and shoes


All subject selections are provisional only and are subject to:

and the final decision is at the discretion of the Head of Learning Area for that subject.