Year 13 Health Education Studies (13HES)
Teacher in Charge: Mrs C. Simpson
The aim of this course is to provide students with UE accreditation and a greater understanding of the four interrelated concepts, which underpin the Health and Physical Education curriculum. It builds upon work covered in the Level 2 course units, and requires students to think in highly critical ways about their environment and influences on a societal level. This course is ideally suited to students who have an interest in personal wellbeing and the wellbeing of the wider community, leading to employment in social work, nursing, education, as well as the medical field. The course offers 19 credits via a range of assessment standards which are a mix of both internally and externally assessed standards
These concepts are:
Well-being of self, others and society
Attitudes and values
Not only do students gain a growing understanding of these concepts but they apply these concepts to a series of health- related issues.
The areas of study include:
Health issues within New Zealand
Health practices within New Zealand
Ethical issues and dilemmas based around recognised health issues
International health issues
Global health promotion
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.
Students should obtain a minimum of 14 credits from 12HES which should include external Achievement Standards and must have made a genuine attempt at all internal achievement standards in the 12HES course. Approval for entry must be obtained from the HOD Health & Physical Education.
For students who have not studied the subject before approval as above must be obtained from the HOD Health & Physical Education and will be based on the student’s academic ability in Year 12.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
$50 to cover the cost of a Workbook and visiting speakers.
Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 5 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 19
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.