The aim of this study was to analyze the perceptions of students in the 11 - 12 age groups about physical education courses through the pictures they had drawn. The Document Analysis Technique, which is a qualitative research method, was used in the study. The study sample consisted of 691 students in the 11 - 12 age group who were enrolled in 20 schools in nine cities in different geographical regions of Turkey. According to the obtained findings, nine themes were identified in the pictures. The study data were analyzed by calculating the frequencies and percentages of each theme identified in the drawings. Then, the data were presented in tables. As a result, it was revealed that students perceived physical education classes as a course in which few sports branches were constantly repeated, the relevant basic techniques were taught, sports perception and athletic performance were prioritized. It is also perceived as a course where male students and students without mental/physical disabilities dominate, and which is performed outdoors, related with natural environment elements and give pleasure as well.