Health and Physical Education
Years 9 and 10
Demonstration and written reflection: Indoor climbing
Summary of task
Students were provided with opportunities to develop their skills and knowledge of climbing and belaying at the local indoor climbing facility.
Students were asked to demonstrate their climbing and belaying skills. Following practical and belaying sessions, students were asked to individually reflect on their learning, feelings, leadership, cooperation, decision-making and problem-solving skills.
Multiple learning experiences were provided to cater for all abilities and allow for success in differing ways.
These assessment tasks relate to the focus areas: safety, and challenge and adventure activities.
Note: Safety guidelines for challenge and adventure activities may vary from site to site. In the example provided, the school did not require a helmet and back-up belayer for each climber.
By the end of Year 10, students critically analyse contextual factors that influence identities, relationships, decisions and behaviours. They analyse the impact attitudes and beliefs about diversity have on community connection and wellbeing. They evaluate the outcomes of emotional responses to different situations. Students access, synthesise and apply health information from credible sources to propose and justify responses to health situations. Students propose and evaluate interventions to improve fitness and physical activity levels in their communities. They examine the role physical activity has played historically in defining cultures and cultural identities.
Students demonstrate leadership, fair play and cooperation across a range of movement and health contexts. They apply decision-making and problem-solving skills when taking action to enhance their own and others’ health, safety and wellbeing. They apply and transfer movement concepts and strategies to new and challenging movement situations. They apply criteria to make judgements about and refine their own and others’ specialised movement skills and movement performances. They work collaboratively to design and apply solutions to movement challenges.
Applies criteria of competence, confidence and safety to make a judgement about their ability to belay
Explains in detail the specialised steps involved in the belaying process for safety
Demonstrates problem-solving skills to solve movement challenges and enhance safety
Explains how they worked cooperatively with a partner to overcome movement challenges
Applies criteria of confidence, safety, risk and attitude to overcome movement challenges and make judgements about and refine own performance