Applied syllabuses: Sport and Recreation

Applied syllabuses: Sport and Recreation


This video highlights revisions to the Applied
syllabus, Sport and Recreation developed from the SAS, Recreation in the Health and Physical
Education learning area. Sport and Recreation has undergone significant
redevelopment and teachers will need to re-engage with the syllabus in a number of different
sections. The rationale has redefined ‘recreation’ to ‘active recreation’ to clarify the
differentiation between ‘sport’ and ‘recreation’. The dimensions remain the same in the Applied
syllabus, but the objectives have been amended. Teachers will need to read all levels of objectives
to familiarise themselves with the changes. ‘Units of work’ will now be called ‘modules
of work’ and It is important to read the section ‘Planning a course of study’,
as there is a change in the requirements for the electives within a module. Further information
is also included to clarify the requirements to develop a module of work.
Changes have also been made to the Sport and Recreation subject matter. The core topics
have been amended to include sport in the title; the electives now have clearer advice
about categories of elective physical activities. In each of the assessment techniques, the
wording of the section ‘dimensions to be assessed’ has been amended to clarify that
all dimensions must be assessed in each technique, but that not every objective needs to be assessed
in each technique. All syllabuses have common exit folio requirements:
• four assessment instruments and the student responses
• evidence of student work from Units 3 and 4 only
• a student profile completed to date. Exit folios for Sport and Recreation also
require: • evidence of all dimensions being assessed
in each assessment instrument • one project (annotated records of the
performance are also required) • one investigation, extended response or
examination • annotated records of two performances
(separate to an assessable component of a project).
The quality assurance process of Sport and Recreation requires that schools provide annotated
records and visual evidence. This is clarified within the exit folio section of the syllabus.

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