Health and Physical Education
Years 7 and 8
Written response: Personal fitness
Summary of task
Students participated in a range of activities that developed health-related and skill-related fitness components. Students were asked to design a personal training workout and then performed the workout while wearing a heart rate monitor.
Students were asked to complete a worksheet about the different components of fitness and how they related to the heart rate data collected during their workout.
This assessment task relates to the focus area: health benefits of physical activity.
By the end of Year 8, students evaluate strategies and resources to manage changes and transitions and investigate their impact on identities. Students evaluate the impact on wellbeing of relationships and valuing diversity. They analyse factors that influence emotional responses. They investigate strategies and practices that enhance their own, others’ and community health, safety and wellbeing. They investigate and apply movement concepts and select strategies to achieve movement and fitness outcomes. They examine the cultural and historical significance of physical activities and examine how connecting to the environment can enhance health and wellbeing.
Students apply personal and social skills to establish and maintain respectful relationships and promote safety, fair play and inclusivity. They demonstrate skills to make informed decisions, and propose and implement actions that promote their own and others’ health, safety and wellbeing. Students demonstrate control and accuracy when performing specialised movement sequences and skills. They apply movement concepts and refine strategies to suit different movement situations. They apply the elements of movement to compose and perform movement sequences.
Identifies clearly the health-related and skill-related components of fitness
Interprets data and identifies activities that were performed at each heart rate intensity
Defines cardio-respiratory endurance and applies knowledge by providing personal examples of relevant activities
Describes activities that develop muscular endurance and relates the concept to their own program
Proposes simple changes to personal program