Riccarton High School Riccarton High School

Level 1 Health

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. Rowlands.

Recommended Prior Learning

Contributed and engaged in Year 10 Health and Physical Education displaying an appropriate level of literacy.

Ākonga who choose Level 1 Health Studies will learn through a range of contexts including; drugs and alcohol, mental health, resilience, and relationships and sexuality.
Through these contexts, students will understand how to build and maintain relationships, how to cope with change and use strategies to make health-enhancing decisions for themselves and others. 

Ākonga will explore Māori and Pacific knowledge bases, values, and principles, with a key focus on the concept of Hauora to understand their own and others’ well-being. Students will develop personal and interpersonal skills and knowledge that will enable them to explore diverse perspectives, attitudes, and values in relation to current adolescent health issues.

Why take Level 1 Health Studies?

  • A fun and interactive course with lots of opportunities for discussion and debate. 

  • Learn about how to keep yourself and others safe in high-pressure situations.

  • Have an opportunity to take action to improve aspects of your own well-being.

  • Understand how mana and identity are connected to self-worth and confidence. 

  • Explore influences on and consequences of a range of current health issues.

Please note: Level 1 Health and Level 1 Food and Nutrition cover the same Achievement Standards. If you want to do both courses, then you must consider the fact that you will only be able to gain a maximum of 20 credits across the two courses. No matter which course you choose you will have entry to both Level 2 Health and Level 2 Food and Nutrition

Learning Areas:

Hauora Me Mahi Tīnana - Health and Physical Education


Level 2 Food and Nutrition, Level 2 Health, Level 2 Physical Education

Career Pathways

Diversional and Recreational Therapist, Acupuncturist, Personal Trainer/Exercise Professional, Registered Nurse, Air Force Aviator, Air Force Officer, Paramedic, Pathologist, Police Officer, Army Officer, Army Soldier, Audiologist/Audiometrist, Biomedical Engineer, Biomedical Technician, Biosecurity Officer, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Clinical Physiologist, Physician, Surgeon, Counsellor, Midwife, Dental Assistant, Minister of Religion, Podiatrist, Chiropractor, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Dental Technician, Psychologist, Trainer, Community Karitāne, Community Development Worker, Oral Health Therapist, Dentist, Diagnostic Radiologist, Dietitian, Workplace Relations Adviser, Sports Coach/Official, General Practitioner, Gynaecologist/Obstetrician, Psychiatrist, Early Childhood Teacher, Human Resources Adviser, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Environmental/Public Health Officer, Firefighter, Ranger, Professional Sportsperson, Health and Safety Inspector, Groundsperson, Health and Safety Adviser, Health Promoter, Health Services Manager, Health Care Assistant, Naturopath, Primary School Teacher, Kaiwhakaako Māori, Security Officer/Guard, Massage Therapist, Medical Laboratory Technician, Radiation Therapist, Nanny/Child Carer, Navy Sailor, Navy Officer, Occupational Therapist, Osteopath, Physiotherapist, Tertiary Lecturer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Recreation Co-ordinator, Radiation Oncologist, Youth Worker, Secondary School Teacher, Social Worker, Teacher Aide, Television Presenter, Psychotherapist, Career Consultant, Support Worker