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Step Up: Health and Physical Education for Queensland


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Step Up - Health and Physical Education for Queensland has been written by Queensland teachers for Queensland students in Years 8 to 10. It builds upon the foundations established in the H&PE syllabus and comprehensively covers the three core learning strands of Health, Physical Activity and Personal Development.

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If you are activating a student text access code provided in the front of the print textbook, a sealed pocket, or supplied via email or by your school, you will have access to the following resources:

  • PDF Textbook
  • Weblinks

Teachers with a Cambridge GO teacher account will have access to the following free resources:

  • Teaching planner
  • Suggested teaching plan

The Teacher CD content is available for purchase separately. Resources are accessed through a Cambridge GO teacher account using a unique access code supplied on purchase. 

To view a sample chapter, click on the file below in blue.

PDF Textbook Chapters

  • Preliminary pages

  • Chapter 1: States of health

  • Chapter 2: Challenge, risk and safety

  • Chapter 3: Nutrition

  • Chapter 4: Health resources

  • Chapter 5: Social and physical environments

  • Chapter 6: Developing concepts and skills for physical activities

  • Chapter 7: Movement concepts

  • Chapter 8: Strategic awareness

  • Chapter 9: Health-related fitness

  • Chapter 10: Sociocultural perspectives

  • Chapter 11: Identity and relationships

  • Chapter 12: Cooperation and communication

  • Chapter 13: Growth and development

  • Index

You are entitled to download and store these PDFs. However they may not be transferred to another party, including other students, as electronic or print versions.

To use the enhanced PDF functions, such as note taking, you must download these PDFs to your computer and open them with Adobe Reader 9 or later.

The PDF Textbook is designed for full functionality using the latest version of Adobe Reader. The markup function is available in selected PDF readers for the iPad and other devices using iOS. Check your PDF reader specifications. At the time of publication, Adobe Reader, Good Reader and PDF Expert were viable options.

Note that some PDF file names may comprise the ISBN and chapter number.


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    Please note: The Teacher Resource Package does not include access to the PDF Textbook. Please use the 16-character code in the front of your textbook to access the PDF Textbook.

    The complete Teacher Resource Package contains:

    • Extras
    • Teaching planner and guide
    • Responses
    • Reflecting
    • Powerpoints
    • Planning worksheets
    • Knowledge worksheets
    • Investigating worksheets
    • Implementing worksheets

    Teacher CD content


    Teaching planner

    Teaching guide




    Planning worksheets

    Knowledge worksheets [Word 1.2Mb]

    Knowledge worksheets [PDF 24.5Mb]


    Implementing worksheets

    Now available

    Teaching planner

    Now available

    Suggested teaching plan

    Now available

    Teacher CD-ROM

    Fitness Workbook

    The Fitness Workbook (Word) file on the Teacher CD-ROM may not open in some configurations of Word 2007. The file can be downloaded here as a PDF. [252KB PDF]

    Chapter 9

    The following PowerPoint on the Teacher CD-ROM is missing some slides. [1.4MB PPT]

    Textbook page 274

    Stretching guide

    [2.3MB PDF]


    Frank Brunetto, Patrick Atkinson, Caroline Brooks, Theo Kleoudis, Ross Stewart