Year 11 Health Studies (General)

In this General course students explore health as a dynamic quality of life. They will consider the way in which beliefs and attitudes influence health decisions and learn how to plan and take action that will promote their own and the health of others. They examine the impact of social and environmental factors on health and use inquiry skills to investigate and respond to relevant issues. The course also provides students with opportunities to develop skills that will enable them to pursue careers in health promotion, research or community health care.


Minimum High C Grade or exam mark of 50% in Year 10 Health Education and a minimum C Grade in Year 10 English; Sound Interpersonal Skills.


The Year 11 syllabus is divided into two units, each of one semester duration, which are typically delivered as a pair. The notional time for each unit is 55 class contact hours.

Unit 1 – Personal Health and Wellbeing

This unit focuses on personal health and wellbeing and what it means to be healthy. Students explore factors which influence their health, and design action plans to improve health and achieve set goals. Health inquiry skills are developed and applied to investigate and report on health issues.

Unit 2 – Personal Health and the Factors which Influence it

This unit focuses on personal health and introduces the many factors which influence health. The notion of prevention is central to this unit, and students explore actions, skills and strategies to cope with health influences and improve health. Self-management and cooperative skills are examined and students continue to develop and apply health inquiry skills.


Health Inquiry: 20%
Project Task Portfolio: 50%
Short and Extended Response: 30%