Subject Details - Stage 1 Health A

  
SACE StageSACE Stage 1
SACE Credits10 credits
FacultyHealth & Physical Education
Subject Length1 semester
DescriptionStudents study and critique contemporary health issues which have an impact on individuals and communities and provide ideas on how such issues can be improved.
Focus subjects: Personal Health, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Sexual Health and Relationships and global health issues.
Students focus on researching contemporary heath issues. They are required to analyse information, provide ideas on how these issues can be improved and seek out what resources are available, in local communities and Australia wide. Each topic is roughly 4 weeks long and often involves both theory and practical sessions. Each topic requires students to form an opinion and discuss prevention methods and ways in which the government and education can improve the issue.
Subject OutcomesSpecialised outcomes include: community involvement, developing analytical and communication skills and collaboration.
In this subject, students are expected to:
1.Identify and understand influences on personal and community health and well-being
2.Investigate the roles and responsibilities of individuals, communities, and governments in addressing health and well-
being issues and priorities
3.Analyse current trends and issues affecting the health of Australians and the role of education in promoting and
enhancing health outcomes
4.Develop group skills and apply them in a practical area related to health
5.Work independently and in groups, and reflect on personal and social actions to promote improved health outcomes
for individuals and communities
6.Understand and apply health literacy skills.
Advice To StudentsStudents may join this class if they have a keen interest in the latest health issues. It allows students to form opinions and provide new and innovative ways certain health issues can be improved and prevented. Students need to be able to work in a team environment and individually.

Health may be undertaken as a single 10-credit subject over a semester or as 2 x 10 credit subjects over the year at Stage 1.
Assumed KnowledgeNIL
AssessmentAs part of a 10 credit subject, students will complete
1 Investigation. – 30%
2 Issues Analysis – 40%
1 Group Presentation – 30%
Additional InformationThis is the direct pathway to Year 12 Health.