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VCE Physical Education


The latest editions of Jacaranda’s Live It Up series deliver practical and focused content for the new 2017 Study Design in a format that has been designed to engage and motivate students.

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Live It Up: VCE Units 1-4, Fourth Edition

VCE Units 1-2 will be published in 2017 and VCE Units 3-4 will be published in 2018.

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Live It Up: VCE Physical Education VCE Units 1-4 Fourth Edition


O’KEEFFE | WALSH | CLEARY | MILLAR | QUINLAN

The Live It Up series has been designed to engage and motivate VCE Physical Education students of all abilities. The new editions have been completely re-written to address the new Study Design, with the content now tailored to each outcome so teachers can make clear links back to the Study Design. In addition, Jacaranda’s unique exam preparation tool, studyON, is now included and fully integrated across the entire series, maximising every student’s opportunity for exam success.

The Live it Up series will be published in alignment with the staged implementation of the Study Design, where the accreditation period for Units 1 and 2 commences in 2017 and Units 3 and 4 commences in 2018.

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  • eBookPLUS
  • eBookPLUS and print textbook
  • studyON (comes with text)
  • eGuidePLUS (Teacher Edition)

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Features and benefits


 Includes a range of videos featuring demonstrations of physical activities, worksheets and weblinks to the latest research and information, plus interactivities to help students understand concepts

studyON_logoJacaranda’s unique exam preparation tool, studyON, is now included and fully integrated across series, providing an unrivaled combination of premium resources that enable all students to reach their full potental

The eGuidePLUS provides teachers with a curriculum grid, answers to all activities in the text, plus advice on each lesson and suggested additional resources to make lesson planning and preparation easier

Key skill section in each chapter includes an annotated model of how to answer key skill exam questions, plus a practice exam question to improve study skills

Clear and useful visual learning aids including flow charts and a range of engaging digital resources help all types of learners

All key knowledge points from the Study Design are broken down into key concepts and presented as visually engaging, digestible, lesson-based sections to make lesson planning and preparation easier

Table of contents


  • Unit 1

    Unit 1: The Human Body in Motion

    Chapter 1  Introduction to physical activity, sport and exercise
    Chapter 2 Structure and function of the skeletal system
    Chapter 3 Structure and function of the muscular system
    Chapter 4 Acute and chronic injuries of the musculoskeletal system
    Chapter 5 Performance enhancement of the musculoskeletal system
    Chapter 6 Structure and function of the cardiovascular system
    Chapter 7 Structure and function of the respiratory system
    Chapter 8 Prevention and treatment of cardiorespiratory diseases
    Chapter 9 Performance enhancement of the cardiorespiratory system

  • Unit 2

    Unit 2: Physical activity, sport and society

    Chapter 10 Physical activity and sedentary behaviour: sociocultural influences, enablers and barriers
    Chapter 11 Physical activity and sedentary behaviour: trends, benefits, risks, guidelines and assessment
    Chapter 12 Health promotion strategies: Social ecological model, Youth Physical Activity Promotion Model
    Chapter 13 Principles of an individual activity plan
    Chapter 14 Contemporary issues and sport: overview
    Chapter 15 Contemporary issues and sport:  active transport
    Chapter 16 Contemporary issues and sport:  cultural diversity

  • Units 3 and 4

    This information will become available in 2017.


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