Level 2 Health - Teenage Health Issues - Semester B.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Kindley

This course allows students to develop their critical thinking skills when analysing health issues.  We investigate sexuality issues by reflecting on attitudes and values in society and consequences. 

We investigate an adolescent health issue by analysing data of its effects at a personal, and societal level. Last year's focus was on adolescent misuse of alcohol - binge drinking and its impact.

Course Overview

Term 3
Developing understanding of gender identity and sexual identity.
Investigating the influences on gender identity and sexual identity - cultural, media (advertising, music and TV), interrelationships with others.
Social justice and strategies for addressing inequities in gender and sexuality situations.

Term 4
Adolescent health issue:
What is an issue?
Analysing adolescent binge drinking as a health issue through the
- the personal, interpersonal and societal influences on adolescent binge drinking
- the consequences for the well-being of adolescents, their relationships with otehrs, and of society as a result of binge drinking.
- strategies for health-enhancing change related to binge drinking.
(This topic may change depending on the Assessment specifications)


Level 3 Health - Ethical Health Issues & International Health Issues - Semester B, Level 3 Health - Investigating Drug Use in New Zealand and Alternative Health Practices - Semester A

Nursing, Army medical careers, Mental health services, counselling, psychology, Sports nutrition, PE and Health teaching, physiotherapy.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

STILE $25.00
2B8 book.

Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91235 v2 Health 2.1 - Analyse an adolescent health issue
A.S. 91236 v2 Health 2.2 - Evaluate factors that influence people's ability to manage change
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 10 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 5 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 5 credits.


Course selection will depend on the option lines and student numbers. There is no guarantee that the courses you select now will all be available for you in 2021.