Year 11 Health Education Studies (11HES)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs C. Simpson



The aim of this course is to provide students with a broad understanding of the foundations of well-being. It builds upon work covered in the junior school covering units on improving well-being, sexuality, drug issues and food choices. This course is ideally suited to students who have an interest in personal well-being and the well-being of the wider community, leading to employment in social work, nursing, education, as well as the medical field. 

 The course offers 15 credits via a range of assessment standards which are a mix of both internally and externally assessed standards. 

 This course offers students the opportunity to:

  • Develop further knowledge and skills to maintain and enhance their personal well-being.
  • Develop interpersonal skills and enhance relationships with other people.
  • Understand factors which can impact on the health of individuals and New Zealand society, e.g. drugs, mental health issues, sexuality, change and loss.

Learning Areas:

Health, Physical Education and Outdoor Education


Year 12 Health Studies (12HES)

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$25 to cover the cost of a workbook .