Level 7/8 Health

NCEA Level(s)

Course aims / learning outcomes

Level 2 students will learn about managing change, enhancing well being in the school or wider community and issues and strategies related to sexuality and gender. 

Level 3 students will learn about a New Zealand health issue, health practices used in New Zealand and contemporary ethical issues in relation to wellbeing. 

Course content

Health Education will take place in class, in the gym and off site. 

L2 Term one: managing change

L2 Term two: enhancing well being in the school or wider community

L2 Term three and four: issues and strategies related to sexuality and gender. 


L3 Term one: New Zealand health issue

L3 Term two: current health practices used in New Zealand

L3 Term three and four: contemporary ethical issues in relation to wellbeing. 


Assessment statement

A total of 15 Achievement Standard credits for Level 2 and 14 Achievement Standard credits for Level 3, are offered within this course. Decisions will be made, in conversation with the learning advisor, dependent on student goals, their level of independence and attitude to learning.  

All assessments for Level two and three Health Education are completed through internals, there are no externals. Learning and assessments will be completed in class and at home. It is recommended that students keep up to date with their work across each term. Final assessments require knowledge learned over the term to complete them. 


  • Assignments that take place over time will be produced in an online system such as Google Docs. Learning Advisors will monitor student work by accessing document history. A portion of work will need to be completed during class time under Learning Advisor supervision. 
  • Class tests will take place under supervised test conditions within class.
  • Students may be required to sign an authenticity statement, perform certain parts of assessment tasks under close supervision, or show through interview and the existence of notes and supporting material that the work submitted by the student is genuinely his/her own work.


Appeal Procedures

  • Students have the right to appeal the mark they have been awarded. If a student wishes to appeal a grade, they should initially talk to the subject learning advisor about the marking process immediately after the marked assessment task is shown to them. If still dissatisfied the student should make an appointment and discuss grades with the Principal’s Nominee who will check that the correct procedures have been followed as outlined in the school and subject policies taking into account any special circumstances.


Table of Assessments

NumberNameCredit valueInternal or ExternalLiteracy Numeracy UE Reading/WritingWhenReassessment opportunityType of assessment



Evaluate factors that influence people's ability to manage change5InternalUE LiteracyTerm 1YesEssay



Take action to enhance an aspect of people's well-being within the school or wider community5InternalUE LiteracyTerm 2YesEssay



Analyse issues related to sexuality and gender to develop strategies for addressing the issues5InternalUE LiteracyTerm 3YesEssay



Analyse a New Zealand health issue5InternalUE LiteracyTerm 1YesEssay



Evaluate health practices currently used in New Zealand5InternalUE LiteracyTerm 2YesEssay



Analyse a contemporary ethical issue in relation to well-being4InternalUE LiteracyTerm 3YesEssay