This course requires 2 options.

11 Health Sociology & Investigations

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss A. McCool

This course will give students a solid understanding of some of the key concepts in Health, to help build a better understanding of topics in the Level 2 and 3 courses.

  • We will look at change situations and how these can affect our wellbeing, as well as how we communicate with our peers.
  • In the Positive Sexuality unit, students will have the opportunity to gain NCEA credits. Students will create an informative website where they will apply their learning from this unit.
  • In the Nutrition unit, students will gain an understanding of what influences teenagers in their choice of foods. This helps students understand why they eat the food they do and how this affects their well being. This topic includes some practical activities around food.
  • Finally we look at drugs and what influences people to take drugs, the effects on wellbeing and how they can impact on both the individual and society.

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

Level 1 Health Education Workbook $35 available to purchase from the Uniform/Stationery Shop.


NCEA Health will be offered from Level 1- 3. As NCEA Health is a University approved entry course it can lead to many different careers; Doctor, Midwifery, Social Worker, Counsellor, Police Officer, Occupational Therapist, Nurse, Physiotherapist, Teacher, Dietician.

Credit Information

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90974 v4
Health 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of strategies for promoting positive sexuality
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 4
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 4
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

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We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.

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