Level 3 Health

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs A. King

Elements of this course involve self-direction and students can choose health topics of interest to them. Students will research and analyse a New Zealand Health issue, an international health issue, and a contemporary ethical issue in relation to well-being. Students will also consider health practices in New Zealand and evaluate their effectiveness. This course is suited or students who have independent research and work skills and who have the motivation to manage their own time and projects.

Course Costs:

A course contribution cost of $30 is requested to help cover the costs associated with guest speakers.

Course Overview

Term 1
Analyse a New Zealand health issue

Term 2
Evaluate health practices currently used in New Zealand.

Term 3
Evaluate models for health promotion

Term 4
Analyse a contemporary ethical issue in relation to well-being


Devices are not essential but highly recommended - please refer to the school specification requirements for a preferred device.

Recommended Prior Learning

This course is aimed at students who have completed Level Two Health and/or Physical Education. In the absence of these subjects a discussion with Mrs King and the students Level One English results will be taken into consideration for entry into this course.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91461 v2 Health 3.1 - Analyse a New Zealand health issue
5r *
A.S. 91463 v2 Health 3.3 - Evaluate health practices currently used in New Zealand
5r *
A.S. 91464 v2 Health 3.4 - Analyse a contemporary ethical issue in relation to well-being
4r *
A.S. 91465 v2 Health 3.5 - Evaluate models for health promotion
5r,5w *
Total 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.

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 5 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

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