Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 2 Health Education

Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

This Senior Health course is designed to enable learners to have the freedom to follow their passions and interests. Learners select assessments and projects with the guidance of their teachers. These selections can be based on their level of interest, passion and/or motivation to engage in societal/topical issues and/or moral dilemmas under the wider Health Education curriculum.

Individuals will engage with school and community organisations and be exposed to a flexible curriculum. Learners will get an opportunity to work at an NCEA level suitable to their learning needs and will work with a range of teachers throughout the year.

Topics Covered (but not limited to):

Mental Health, Health Promotion, Discrimination, Media Influences, Resilience.

Level 2 Achievement Standards:

- Evaluate factors that influence people's ability to manage change.

- Take action to enhance an aspect of people's well-being within the school or wider community.

- Analyse issues related to sexuality and gender to develop strategies for addressing the issues.

Learning Areas:

PE, Health and Outdoor Education


Level 3 Health Education

Career Pathways

Mining Engineer, Diversional and Recreational Therapist, Acupuncturist, Personal Trainer/Exercise Professional, Registered Nurse, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural Technician, Pathologist, Animal Care Attendant, Statistician, Army Soldier, Medical Physicist, Audiologist/Audiometrist, Beauty Therapist, Biomedical Engineer, Biomedical Technician, Biosecurity Officer, Phlebotomist, Tattoo Artist, Dairy Processing Operator

Course Costs and Equipment



Although we aim to enable every learner to have the course that they prefer,  limited places or learning requirements may restrict learners' choices.