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Senior Physical Education for Queensland


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Written specifically for the new QLD Physical Education syllabus, Senior Physical Education for Queensland blends key knowledge and theory with physical activities and practical skills application to guide students to success in their internal and external assessments. 

  • Comprehensively covers the new syllabus to provide the perfect balance between theory and practice while embracing all three dimensions of movement: learning about movement (theory), learning in movement (physical) and learning through movement (working with others). 
  • Provides an accessible interpretation of the syllabus, written by practising teachers with experience in curriculum development, and who genuinely understand what works in today’s PE classroom. 
  • Embraces a genuine inquiry approach, with chapters organised around the three stages of inquiry (engage and understand, apply and analyse, and evaluate and justify). 
  • Includes dedicated inquiry process chapters that introduce students to the key inquiry skills they will develop and apply throughout the course. 
  • Fully supports students as they prepare for internal and external assessments with a great balance of theory and practical activities, exam-style questions and revision tools.


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Full PDF Textbook

  • Complete textbook [PDF 58.7Mb]

PDF Textbook chapters

  • Preliminary pages [PDF 1.0Mb]

  • Physical Education and the inquiry approach [PDF 4.9Mb]

  • Chapter 1 - Motor learning in physical activity [PDF 5.1Mb]

  • Chapter 2 - Functional anatomy and biomechanics in physical activity [PDF 18.2Mb]

  • Chapter 3 - Sport psychology in physical activity [PDF 5.9Mb]

  • Chapter 4 - Equity: Barriers and enablers in physical activity [PDF 7.3Mb]

  • Chapter 5 - Tactical awareness in physical activity [PDF 5.1Mb]

  • Chapter 6 - Ethics and integrity in physical activity [PDF 5.1Mb]

  • Chapter 7 - Energy, fitness and training for physical activity [PDF 8.8Mb]

  • Chapter 8 - Evaluations, evidence and assessment support [PDF 4.4Mb]

  • Glossary [PDF 0.7Mb]

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    • Diagnostic tests
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    Chapter 4

    Chapter 5

    Andrew Johns on Johnathan Thurston's performance, 2014 State of Origin
    Performance and stages of learning

    Chapter 6


    Ross Stewart, John Clancy, Greg Naughtin, Andrew Southey