NCEA Level 1 Health Studies
Level 1
Number of Credits: 20

Entry Recommendations:  Open entry.  

Note: Students may enrol in either NCEA Level 1 Health Studies or NCEA Level 1 Physical Education with Health.

Course Outline: Level 1 Health Studies will be a reinforcement of ‘The Rite Journey’. It will be particularly valuable to those students who enjoy interpersonal learning and being challenged to think critically and empathetically about current Health issues.  The course will revisit, in greater depth, many of the concepts and ideas promoted in the Junior Health Education programme and seeks to extend and challenge students in a range of contexts.

Skills developed in the course:

  • Strategies to support positive well-being
  • Strategies to enhance positive and effective decision making
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Interpersonal skills to enhance relationships
  • Health promotion skills

Course Costs: $30, which includes a course write-on textbook and guest speakers.

The course leads to: NCEA Level 2 Health Studies, NCEA Level 2 Physical Education and IB Sports, Exercise and Health Science.

Assessment

AS 90973
Demonstrate understanding of interpersonal skills used to enhance relationships
5 Credits
Literacy
Written Assignment
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 3
AS 90974
Demonstrate understanding of strategies for promoting positive sexuality
4 Credits
Literacy
Written Assignment
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 10
AS 90972
Demonstrate understanding of influences on adolescent eating patterns to make health-enhancing recommendations
4 Credits
Literacy
Examination
Assessment Period - NCEA assessment period
AS 90975
Demonstrate understanding of issues to make health-enhancing decisions in drug-related situations
4 Credits
Literacy
Examination
Assessment Period - NCEA assessment period
AS 90971
Take action to enhance an aspect of personal well-being
3 Credits
Literacy
Online written assessment
Assessment Period - Ongoing throughout Term 1
Level 1 Health Studies