PDHPE

The PDHPE Faculty support students to study a range of high interest courses for the Preliminary and HSC years. These include -

2 Unit Courses

Community & Family Studies 2 Unit

 ATAR Course

 

Introduction

The central aim of Community & Family Studies is to develop in each student an ability to manage resources and take action to support the needs of individuals, groups, families and communities. This is an interdisciplinary course drawing upon components of family studies, sociology, developmental psychology and students’ general life experiences. It develops students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to decision making, problem solving and management of everyday living.

 Community & Family Studies can have a direct and positive influence on the quality of students’ lives both now and in the future.

  For Whom is the Subject Intended?

This Course is especially suited to students who have an interest in current issues that are influential in Australian society (eg work, families and communities), and is relevant to careers in Early Childhood Studies, Sociology, and Management.

 The students will need to develop strong research, organisational and writing skills. They need to be able to work effectively both independently and within group situations.

  Pre-Requisites

There are NO formal pre-requisites. 

 

Please note

An Independent Research Project is completed during the first term of the HSC Year. This is a formal Assessment Task and some of the work will be completed in the students’ own time.

 

 Content

Preliminary Year and HSC Year

Research is an integral component of this subject.  Students are required to develop and utilise skills of investigation, discovery, recording, analysis and synthesis as they translate observations and experiences in various research activities culminating in an Independent Research Project. 

Preliminary Course Modules

Resource Management................... 20% time

Individuals and Groups................... 40% time

Families & Communities............... 40% time

 

HSC Course Modules

Cores:

Research Methodology................    25% time

Groups in Context........................    25% time

Parenting and Caring...................    25% time

Option:

Social Impact of Technology.......    25% time

  

Assessment

Both Preliminary and HSC Courses are internally assessed.  Tasks include:

  • An Independent Research Project (HSC 25%)
  • Formal Exams
  • Research Reports
  • Oral Presentations
  • Research Methodologies including Case Studies, Interviews and Surveys

 

HSC Examination

The single examination is of 3 hours duration.  It involves:

  • Objective response questions on Core Modules (20 marks).
  • Short answer questions on Core Modules

(55 marks).

  • Short & extended response questions on one Option Module (25 marks).

 Costs

Subject costs are included in the College Resource Fee.

 

Contact Person

Studies Coordinator: Chris Henry

Email: chris.henry@mn.catholic.edu.au

 

Personal Development, Health & Physical Education (PDHPE) 2 Unit

 ATAR Course

 

Introduction

PDHPE involves students learning about and practising ways of maintaining active, healthy lifestyles and improving their health status. It also studies social and scientific understandings about movement and enhanced performance potential.

 The syllabus focuses on a social view of health where the principles of diversity, social justice and supportive environments are fundamental aspects. Scientific aspects of the study of movement include anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and skill acquisition.

  

For Whom is the Subject Intended?

This Course is academically demanding and requires rigorous application to all aspects. It is especially suited to students with an interest in, or desire to enter, the sporting, educational or health professions.  This Course is largely theory based with emphasis on the scientific aspects of movement and performance as well as on Australia’s health priorities.

 Pre-Requisites

There are NO formal pre-requisites

 

Content

 

 

Preliminary Course

Cores:

  • Better Health for Individuals (30% time)
  • The Body in Motion (30% time)

 

Options:

  • First Aid (20% time)
  • Composition and Performance (20% time)

 



HSC Course

Cores:

  • Health Priorities in Australia (30% time)
  • Factors Affecting Performance (30%time)

Options:

  • Sports Medicine (20% time)
  • Improving Performance (20% time)

 Assessment

 

School Assessment

Both Preliminary and HSC Courses are internally assessed.  Tasks may include:

  • Assignments and research reports
  • Training program evaluations
  • Formal exams
  • Oral and practical presentations

 

HSC Examination

One written exam of 3 hours duration.  It involves:

  • Objective response questions on Core Modules (20 marks)
  • Short answer questions on Core Modules

       (40 marks)

  • Short answer and extended response questions on Option Modules (40 marks)

  Costs

Subject Costs are included in the College Resource Fee.

 Other Costs:Students require suitable attire for practical sessions, including appropriate footwear, shorts, T-Shirts and hats.  Students should wear the College sports uniform when practical lessons are scheduled. Excursion costs are kept to a minimum.

  

Contact Person

Studies Coordinator: Chris Henry

Email: chris.henry@mn.catholic.edu.au

 

  

 

    The following courses (Non ATAR) may be located in the Content Endorsed Courses section of this website.

1 Unit Courses

Exploring Early Childhood

Sport Lifestyle & Recreation