Level 3 Health Education

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr P. McAllister

Recommended Prior Learning

To be accepted for this course students must have completed Level 2 Health Education and L2 Literacy or have the approval of the HOF.

Health Education at Level 3 builds on concepts developed in Level 2. The main focus of the course is the development of health promotion among young people through the use of critical thinking. Students will develop an awareness of current topical health issues and recognize their own and others’ attitudes and values.  

This course encourages the development of these skills:

• Help young people develop life-long positive attitudes towards the well-being of self and others. 

• Develop knowledge and understanding of health-related concepts. 

• Develop critical thinking skills. 

• Encourage students to take actions that will contribute to the well-being of themselves, others, and society. 

• Students will be involved in self-analysis, group discussion, and social action. 

Course Overview

What is taught in courses varies from year to year. This course could include:
This course covers:

• Examining New Zealand societal health issues, e.g. child poverty

• Disease in the Pacific

• Contemporary and ethical dilemmas, e.g. Euthanasia and public funding for IVF

• Current alternative health practices in New Zealand


Health and Physical Education