12HES

Year 12 Health Education Studies (12HES)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs C. Simpson

The aim of this course is to develop a deeper understanding of well-being and its influencing factors. It builds upon work covered in the Level 1 course, and delves far more in-depth into the concepts of health and their relationship to New Zealand society. 

This course is ideally suited to students who have an interest in the well-being of the wider community, leading to employment in social work, nursing, education, as well as the medical field. The course offers 20 credits via a range of assessment standards which are a mix of both internally and externally assessed standards. 

Some of the key study themes include:

  • The influences on gender and sexual identity.
  • Mental health and resilience - how a role model of yours has been impacted.
  • The importance of understanding issues in relation to adolescent health issues.
  • The concept of “social justice” and its meaning in relation to health issues.
  • Health Promotion – planning and implementing for health enhancing change across the school. 

Courses which lead on from Health Studies at school include University of Auckland papers in sociology, psychology, health sciences, social work, education, community and population health, and health promotion. The University of Otago also offer comprehensive health papers through their Health Science degree. AUT now has a degree in Health Promotion.

Pre-requisites

Students must obtain a minimum of 14 credits from 11HES.  Approval for entry must be obtained from the HOD Health or the HOLA of Health & Physical Education.

For those students who have not studied 11HES but have a genuine desire to study 12HES, Level 1 literacy will be required along with the proven academic ability and good studentship in Year 11. Once again, approval for entry must be obtained from HOD Health & Physical Education.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

None.

Pathway

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