Personal development, health and physical education stage 6 aims to develop in each student a capacity to think critically about key issues related to health and physical activity in order to make informed decisions that support and contribute to healthy, active lifestyles and communities.
- The Preliminary course examines a range of areas that underpin health and physical activity. This includes how people think about health and physical activity, the management of personal health and the basis for how the body moves. Students complete two options including first aid and fitness choices.
- In the HSC course, students focus on major issues related to Australia's health status. They also look at factors that affect physical performance. They undertake two options: improving performance and sport medicine.
For more information see Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)
Community and family studies
Community and family Studies aims to develop in each student an ability to manage resources and take action to support the needs of individuals, groups, families and communities in Australian society. This theory based course will appeal to those students with an interest in family and community health, wellbeing and resource management.
For more information see Community and Family Studies (CAFS)
Sport, lifestyle and recreation studies (SLR)
Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation Studies (SLR) is a NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Content Endorsed Course which features a highly practical focus on physical activity, as both an area of study and a medium for learning. The course includes both theory and practical components however, it does not contribute to ATAR scores. The course may appeal to those students with a keen interest in physical activity and readiness to participate in practical learning activities.
For more information see Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation Studies (SLR)