Course No: 16620
2 units for each of Preliminary and HSC
Board Developed Course
Exclusions: Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
The Stage 6 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Life Skills course focuses on the development of the values and attitudes, knowledge, understanding and skills that will enable students to lead safe, healthy, active and productive lives.
The course emphasises effective management of a range of personal health issues that are important in daily life. Students can develop a broad understanding of the importance of health practices that will enable them to lead healthy lifestyles. They will have the opportunity to participate in activities that will enhance their ability to engage appropriately in a range of interpersonal relationships. Students' effective participation in a range of post-school environments will be supported by the development of skills in a range of safe living practices. The course will help students to engage in a range of leisure activities that will enhance their post-school life as well as providing students with experiences and information to enable them to engage in outdoor activities as a participant or spectator.
Main Topics Covered
The structure of the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Life Skills course allows teachers to provide a broad and balanced program that reflects the needs of individual students within the context of the collaborative curriculum planning process. Students may study outcomes and content from one or more of the following six modules:
- Growth and Development
- Developing and Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle
- Interpersonal Relationships
- Safe Living
- Outdoor Recreation.
Teachers will design a program based on the selected syllabus outcomes and appropriate to the students' priorities, needs and interests.
Particular Course Requirements
On entering students for the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Life Skills course, the principal is certifying that the student is eligible and the decision is the result of the collaborative curriculum planning process.
Students are assessed in relation to the selected Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Life Skills outcomes and content. Students may achieve Life Skills outcomes independently or with support. Demonstration of achievement of outcomes is recorded on the Profile of Student Achievement.