NCEA Level 3 Health Education

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs E. Davison

Recommended Prior Learning

Achievement of 12 credits in any Level 2 course. Level 2 English or an English-rich subject are highly recommended. Approval by the HOF or the Teacher in Charge of the Level 3 course.

Level 3 Health Education is a holistic approach to health and wellbeing that uses and develops students and critical thinking skills and research skills to explore attitudes and values, and knowledge of rights and responsibilities of self, others and society across a range of health specific topics. Emphasis is placed on looking at real world and current societal health issues. The course gives students the opportunity to investigate and analyse the following health issues: investigate and analyse the impact ethical issues have on self, others and society; investigate and analyse both New Zealand and International Health Issues such as drug use and poverty and the impact of these on whole societies; research and analyse the use of and attitudes towards medical and alternative health practices for treatment of medical conditions. 

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Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Workbook $10.00


Burnside High School may change any costs, courses or standards offered without notice.