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Health and Wellbeing Stage 1
Subject outline

Version 4.0 - For teaching in 2024.
Accredited in November 2019 for teaching at Stage 1 from 2021. This subject replaces Stage 1 Health. 

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Health is a state of physical, mental, and social wellbeing. Wellbeing is a complex combination of all dimensions of health and is an implicit element of health. Health and Wellbeing is an evolving subject with varying contexts and perspectives. The term health encompasses wellbeing.

Stage 1 Health and Wellbeing is a 10-credit subject or a 20-credit subject. Teachers select from the following concepts:

These interrelated concepts underpin the content of this subject, and may be considered in individual , local, and global contexts, as shown in the diagram.

They are not discrete topics taught in isolation but should be contextualised through case studies and real-life examples.

The following knowledge, skills, and understandings may be developed: 

  • mindfulness and self-reflection 
  • resilience 
  • self-development and management 
  • safe failure 
  • communication and collaboration 
  • open-mindedness and respecting diverse opinions 
  • beliefs, attitudes, and values.