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Health and Wellbeing Stage 2
Subject outline

Version 4.0 - For teaching in 2024
Accredited in November 2019 for teaching at Stage 2 from 2021. This subject replaces Stage 2 Health. 

Stage 2 | Subject outline | School assessment | assessment-type-2-folio

Assessment Type 2: Folio (30%)

Students complete two folio tasks. The folio consists of tasks designed to promote critical thinking about health and wellbeing issues. 

Tasks might include, for example: 

  • review and evaluation of healthy eating, fitness, or wellbeing apps 
  • evaluating a media campaign 
  • analysing creative texts such as song lyrics, poetry, podcasts, video clips 
  • assessing school and/or government policy and legislation 
  • analysing the effectiveness of health agencies and the politics of funding  
  • creating and/or performing a rap song about body image with an accompanying reflection 
  • debating a contemporary health and wellbeing issue 
  • analysis of a case study or scenario 
  • assessing specific preventative health strategies (such as bowel screening) and making recommendations for improvement. 

Student evidence may include (but is not restricted to):  

  • magazine or e-magazine article  
  • podcast  
  • creative response (e.g. rap song, poetry) 
  • app design 
  • movie clip or film trailer 
  • infographic  
  • report  
  • presentation  
  • blog/vlog  
  • debate  
  • essay. 

A folio task should be a maximum of 1000 words if written, or a maximum of 6 minutes if oral or in multimodal form. 

For this assessment type, students provide evidence of their learning primarily in relation to the following assessment design criteria:  

  • critical thinking 
  • reflective practice.