HEA6

Health Education - NCEA Level 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms M. Corkill

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:

  • Assertiveness and effective listening skills
  • Problem-solving strategies
  • Positive Sexuality
  • Change and wellbeing
  • Decision making for drug-related situations 

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.

Course Overview

Term 1
Achievement Standard 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of interpersonal skills used to enhance relationships (5 Credits)

Contents:
Introduction to relationships
Personal and interpersonal skills for:
- Maintaining managing changes to and enhancing relationships
- Assertiveness
- Effective listening
- Problem solving

Term 2
Achievement Standard 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of strategies for promoting positive sexuality (4 Credits)

Contents:
Develop an 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

Term 3
Achievement Standard 1.3 - Demonstrate understanding of ways in which well-being can change and strategies to support well-being (4 Credits)

Contents:
- 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

Term 4
Achievement Standard 1.6 (EXAM) - Demonstrate understanding of issues to make health-enhancing decisions in drug-related situations (Credits 4)

Contents:
- 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. 

Assessment Information

- Achievement Standard 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of interpersonal skills used to enhance relationships (5 Credits)
- Achievement Standard 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of strategies for promoting positive sexuality (4 Credits)
- Achievement Standard 1.3 - Demonstrate understanding of ways in which well-being can change and strategies to support well-being (4 Credits)
- Achievement Standard 1.6 - Demonstrate understanding of issues to make health-enhancing decisions in drug-related situations (Credits 4)

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90973 v3
NZQA Info
Health 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of interpersonal skills used to enhance relationships
5
5
5
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 11

A.S. 90974 v4
NZQA Info
Health 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of strategies for promoting positive sexuality
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10

A.S. 90975 v3
NZQA Info
Health 1.6 - Demonstrate understanding of issues to make health-enhancing decisions in drug-related situations
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91097 v3
NZQA Info
Health 1.3 - Demonstrate understanding of ways in which well-being can change and strategies to support well-being
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 5

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 17
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 17
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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