Somerville Secondary College

Physical Education

VCE Physical Education explores the complex interrelationships between anatomical, biomechanical, physiological
and skill acquisition principles to understand their role in producing and refining movement, and examines behavioural,
psychological, environmental and sociocultural influences on performance and participation in physical activity.


The assimilation of theoretical understanding and practice is central to the study of VCE Physical Education.
Students participate in practical activities to examine the core concepts that underpin movement and that influence
performance and participation in physical activity, sport and exercise.


Through integrated physical, written, oral and digital learning experiences, students apply theoretical concepts
and reflect critically on factors that affect all levels of performance and participation in sport, exercise and physical
activity.