Prerequisites :The syllabus has been designed for all students in Years 11 and 12 who have an interest in this area. While there are no formal prerequisites for this course, it is assumed that students have undertaken a minimum 300 hour course based on the PDHPE Years 7–10 Syllabus. The Stage 6 PDHPE syllabus builds upon this experience by introducing students to more detailed study and higher order skills. Completion of the Preliminary course is a prerequisite to study of the HSC course.

Aim : The aim of PDHPE at Stage 6 is 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.

Course Description : Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) is an integrated area of study that provides for the intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual development of students. It involves students learning about and practising ways of maintaining active, healthy lifestyles and improving their health status. It is also concerned with social and scientific understandings about movement, which lead to enhanced movement potential and appreciation of movement in their lives.

Main Topics Covered

Preliminary Course (Year 11)

Core Strands (70% total)   
 Better Health for Individuals (30%)
The Body in Motion (30%)

Options (30% total)
Select two of the following options:
First Aid (20%)
Composition and Performance (20%)
Fitness Choices (20%)
Outdoor Recreation (20%)

HSC Course (Year 12)

Core Strands (70% total)
Health Priorities in Australia (30%)

Options (30% total)
Select two of the following options:
The Health of Young People (20%)
Sport and Physical Activity in Australian Society (20%)
Sports Medicine (20%)
Improving Performance (20%)
Equity and Health (20%)

Salamah College
40 Hector Street
Chester Hill NSW 2162
P: +61 2 8760 1000
E: admin@salamah.nsw.edu.au
Al Amanah College
Bankstown Campus
2 Winspear Avenue
Bankstown NSW 2200
P: +61 2 9708 1220
Liverpool Campus
55 Speed Street
Liverpool NSW 2170
P: +61 2 9822 8022
E: admin@alamanah.nsw.edu.au
Glenroy Private
93 Daley Street
Glenroy VIC 3046
P: (03) 9306 7988
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