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NCEA Level 1 Health Studies
Level 1
Number of Credits: 16

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 seek to extend and challenge students in a range of contexts that are essential to success in life. Interactive discussion will be an integral part of the learning process.

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
  • Mindfulness

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


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