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Health

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Does this subject contribute to an ATAR? Yes (General subject)

How many credits does this subject contribute towards QCE? 4


What is Health?

Health provides students with a contextualised strengths-based inquiry of the various

determinants that create and promote lifelong health, learning and active citizenship. In studying Health, students will learn about:

  • resilience as a personal health resource
  • peers and family as resources for healthy living
  • community as a resource for healthy living
  • respectful relationships in the post-schooling transition.

What makes a student suited to Health?

Students who achieve success in Health are students who are interested in exploring current health issues within local and global communities.  Students need to be able to analyse data and create innovations to improve health trends concerning different focus areas.

Students should choose health if they are interested in the following fields.

  • Health science
  • Public Health
  • Allied Health
  • Nursing
  • Medical Professions

What prerequisites must students meet in order to take this subject?

Year 10- Minimum C Standard in Core English

Year 11- Students must have studied Year 10 Health and passed. 


What is the cost of this subject?

Nil - all costs covered by Student Resource Scheme.

*Any excursions will incur a cost 


What materials or equipment do I need for this subject?

  • BYOD laptop
  • A4 Exercise book (minimum 96 pages)
  • Highlighters
  • Glue
  • Blue, black and red pens
  • Ruler


What do students study in this subject and how are they assessed?

  Unit OverviewsAssessment
Year 10Semester 1

Intro to salutogenic model of health OC, SJP, social determinant, enables barriers

Personal Health – Nutrition

Peer and Family Health – Body Image

Social cognitive theory.




Formative intro Exam

Formative Internal Assessment 1:

• Investigation – analytical exposition

Formative Internal Assessment 2:

• Investigation – action research


 Semester 2

Community Health – Assessment Anxiety
Diffusion of innovation model

Community Health – Organ Donation

Social ecological model




Formative Internal Assessment 3:
• Investigation – action research

Formative Internal Assessment 4:
• Examination – extended response


Year 11Unit 1

Resilience as a personal health resource



Formative internal assessment 1: 25%
• Investigation – analytical exposition (not ob7)

Formative internal assessment 2: 25%
• Examination
(not ob6)


Unit 2

Peer and family as a resource for healthy living (Elective topic: Alcohol)


Formative internal assessment 3: 25%
• Investigation — action research
(not ob7)

Formative Internal assessment 4: 25%
• Examination
(not ob6)


Year 12Unit 3

Community as a resource for health living (Elective topic: Road Safety)




Summative internal assessment 1 (IA1): 25%
• Investigation – action research
Summative internal assessment 2 (IA2): 25%
• Examination – extended response


Unit 4

Respectful relationships in the post-schooling transition


Summative internal assessment 3 (IA3): 25%
• Investigation – analytical exposition Summative external assessment (EA): 25%
• Examination

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Last reviewed 04 August 2022
Last updated 04 August 2022