Health Education - NCEA Level 1
Teacher in Charge: Ms K. Mulcahy
This course is an introduction to Health Education. It offers a holistic approach to learning in this curriculum area of Health and Well-being (Hauora).
The course covers Key Learning areas of Mental Health, Personal Care and Physical Safety and Sexuality. All learning areas are covered over the course of the year and are assessed both internally and externally.
Skills developed within this subject include research skills, critical thinking and managing well-being.
Achievement Standard 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of interpersonal skills used to enhance relationships (5 Credits)
Introduction to relationships
Personal and interpersonal skills for:
- Maintaining managing changes to and enhancing relationships
- Effective listening
- Problem solving
Achievement Standard 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of strategies for promoting positive sexuality (4 Credits)
Developing understanding of sexuality as a concept, links to hauora and influences on people's sexuality.
Strategies for promoting positive sexuality:
- Personal knowledge and skills to support sexual health (safer sex practices)
- Rights, responsibilities and effective communication in relationships
- School and community supports for youth in relation to positive sexual health
Achievement Standard 1.3 - Demonstrate understanding of ways in which well-being can change and strategies to support well-being (4 Credits)
- Ways in which well-being can change when change occurs in peoples lives
- Feeling and responses that can occur when faced with change
- Strategies to support the well-being of self and others during times of change
Achievement Standard 1.6 - Demonstrate understanding of issues to make health-enhancing decisions in drug-related situations (Credits 4)
- Personal, interpersonal and societal influences on an individual's drug use
- Effects of drugs on aspects of an individual's well-being
- Effects of an individual's drug use on others and society
- Legal issues related to drug use by adolescents in New Zealand
- Advertising issues related to drug use
Recommended Prior Learning
Adequate literacy skills.
Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.
Term: 1, Week: 11
Term: 2, Week: 10
Term: 3, Week: 5