HEA7

Health Education - NCEA Level 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Peters

This course offers a holistic approach to health and Well Being/Hauora. Investigating areas of gender and sexuality in the media participating in health promotion within school and the investigation of current adolescent issues. The learning process will include research skills, critical thinking, attitudes and values within the health curriculum along with rights and responsibilities in relation to the topics covered.

Course Overview

Term 1
AS91239 - Analyse issues related to sexuality and gender to develop strategies for addressing the issues.
5 credits Internal

This assessment requires students to analyse attitudes, values and beliefs around gender and sexuality. Students will be asked to identify influences on attitudes, values and beliefs from a personal, interpersonal and societal perspective and offer strategies to promote social justice.


Term 2
AS91236 - Evaluate factors that influence people’s ability to manage change.
5 credits Internal

This assessment requires students to evaluate factor that might influence a person't ability to manage change. Students will discuss and identify Risk and Protective factors that impact well being due to change. They will also be asked to devise strategies to minimise the risk factors and maintain/enhance well being through protective factors.

Term 3
AS91237 - Take action to enhance an aspect of people’s well-being within the school or wider community.
5 credits Internal

This assessment will require students to research a health topic that is relevant to our school and community. They will then devise a SMART Goal and Action Plan to address the issues they have identified with this topic and promote strategies within the school and community to enhance people's well being. This assessment has been done through a School Health Expo with great success.

Term 4
AS91235 - Analyse an adolescent health issue.
5 credits External

This examination will require students to focus on an aspect of adolescent health. Students will be asked to look at influences, consequences and strategies related to this issue. Past examinations have focused on relationship conflicts, drugs, alcohol and stress.

Recommended Prior Learning

It is recommended that a student wanting to choose this course should have completed NCEA Level 1 with a minimum of 12 literacy credits. They should also have an interest in Health and Well-being. Head of Department approval may be needed.

Pathway

This course allows students to study in an area of learning that could benefit them in any career path they choose for their future. This course will help students understand influences on their well being and develop strategies to minimise consequences and maintain/enhance well being.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 5 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91235 v2
NZQA Info
Health 2.1 - Analyse an adolescent health issue
5
5
5
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91236 v2
NZQA Info
Health 2.2 - Evaluate factors that influence people's ability to manage change
5
5
5
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 8

A.S. 91237 v2
NZQA Info
Health 2.3 - Take action to enhance an aspect of people's well-being within the school or wider community
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10

A.S. 91239 v2
NZQA Info
Health 2.5 - Analyse issues related to sexuality and gender to develop strategies for addressing the issues
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 11

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 20
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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