Year 10 CYGNET Sports Programme

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms L. Jobe

CYGNET is a collaboration between Sport, Physical Education and Health and provides a pathway for more able students to develop in their sport and as an athlete.
The CYGNET programme is about learning the development skills required to perform in their chosen sport, is focused on developing the whole person, and places importance on values.
Sports offered include: Hockey, Football, Netball, Rowing and Tennis (may be altered at the discretion of the HOF of PE/Health/sport and Director of Sport).
There are 3 aspects to this integrated course.
1. Code sessions allow talented students to be extended in their sport and training is received from specialist coaches.
2. Physical Education lessons are modified and tailored to meet individual sporting needs, as well as developing important self-management, leadership and co-operative skills required to be successful in the sporting world.
3. Health and Sports Science lessons see students receive instruction in the areas of; biomechanics and anatomy, nutrition, principles of training, team culture and professionalism in sport. Core health is covered in this time also in a positive and challenging environment and with relevance to the students as ‘athletes’.

Students will get the opportunity to gain an Achievement Standard 90962 - Participate actively in a variety of physical activities and explain factors that influence own participation. 5 credits

Recommended Prior Learning

Students must apply for this course and will be invited to a trial if successful. CYGNET replaces PE and Health in the curriculum for these students.

Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90962 v3 Physical Education 1.1 - Participate actively in a variety of physical activities and explain factors that influence own participation
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 5 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 5 credits.


Courses will only run based on minimum entries

Selecting a course does not guarantee entry into this course

You may apply for an exemption if you do not meet the prerequisites of a course or if the course requires this for entry

Standards offered can be altered at the discretion of the HOF or HOD of the Department

Some standards in NCEA courses might be optional depending on student strengths