Year 10 Health

Course and Assessment Overview 2019

Week Content Assessments
Term 1


Introduction into Year 10 Health Program

⦿ Expectations

⦿ Class rules

⦿ Assessments

⦿ Ice breaker games

⦿ Information box


⦿ What makes each individual unique?

⦿ Diversity

2 Identity

⦿ Character strengths classified by six virtues

3 Identity

⦿ Decision making

4 Identity

⦿ Cross Roads

⦿ Bystander or not?

⦿ Introduction of Task 1

5 Identity

⦿ Class time provided to work Task 2

6 Identity

⦿ Discussion of Assessment Task 2

Task 1: Essay – Formation of Identity (20%)
7 Media Messages

⦿ Media and identity formation

⦿ False images

⦿ Media campaign analysis

8 Media Messages

⦿ Class time provided to work on Task 2

9 Media Messages

⦿ Presentation of Task 2

10 Media Messages

⦿ Presentation of Task 2

Task 2: Media Image Analysis / Presentation (20%)
Term 2


Drug Education

⦿ What is a drug?

⦿ The drug triangle

⦿ Legal v Illegal (Illicit)

⦿ Why do people use drugs?

⦿ Psychoactive drug classification

2 Drug Education

⦿ Impact of drugs on society

⦿ Consequences Model: Body, relationships, livelihood, and law.

3 Drug Education

⦿ Why do people binge drink?

⦿ What are the consequences?

⦿ Strategies to prevent or minimise harm

⦿ Culture of drinking alcohol within society

4 Drug Education

⦿ seeking help

⦿ help seeking in drug related situations

⦿ helping a friend/family member to quit

5 Drug Education

⦿ Topic Test

Task 3: Topic Test (20%)
6 Sexual Health

⦿ Respectful Relationships

7 Sexual Health

⦿ Power and Control

⦿ Equality

8 Sexual Health

⦿ Dimensions of Sexuality

9 Sexual Health

⦿ Sexual Safety

10 Sexual Health

⦿ Sexual Health Services

Term 3


Road Safety

  • Identify the crash statistics on WA roads
  • Recognize that young road user make up a large percentage of fatalities
  • Interpret crash statistics and identify why young drivers make up such a large proportion of road accidents
  • Identify ways in which young people can reduce their chances of being involved in a crash
2 Road Safety

⦿ Recognise that having a licence is a privilege and not a right

⦿ Explain key responsibilities that a passenger, learner driver, p plate driver and full licenced driver

⦿ Implement a strategy to avoid having road rage while driving and avoiding aggressive drivers

⦿ Identify consequences of not being a responsible driver

⦿ Organize consequences into categories (social, emotional, physical, legal and financial)

3 Road Safety

  • Apply basic road rules to different road scenarios
  • Recognize that part of a drivers responsibility is to understand and know the road rules
  • Relate responsibilities of a driver to consequences of not adhering to these responsibilities
  • Explain that the effects of a crash is dependent on chance
  • Recognize being involved in a car crash affects not only the individual but friends, family and the community
4 Road Safety

  • Make positive decisions in different road safety scenarios
  • Justify why a positive decision would change an outcome of a scenario
  • Critique others decisions and evaluate the its success in preventing a negative outcome
  • Recognize that beliefs and attitudes influence the way they feel about road safety
  • Demonstrate positive decision making with regard to different scenarios
5 Road Safety

  • Identify ways in which young drivers can reduce their crash risk
  • Recognize that the driver is usually responsible for a crash and apply this information to make safer decisions
  • Use a decision making model to make an informed decision out of a risky situation
  • Justify their position on a risk continuum, by using evidence
  • Construct a response that would be effective when faced with negative influences from friends or peers with regard to a risky driving scenario
6 Road Safety

  • Identify factors that affect a person BAC
  • Recognize that reducing fatigue is a way to be safer on the road
  • Implement a plan to reduce distractions while driving
  • Identify common signs of fatigue and ways to prevent these signs
  • Analyse information from statistics and interpret to make safer decisions about consuming alcohol
7 Road Safety

  • Identify factors that affect stopping distances
  • Judge stopping distances for cars driving at different speeds

⦿ Recognize driving is a complex task and requires intense concentration

⦿ Apply prior knowledge and understand the responsibilities the passenger has in reducing distractions for the driver

8 Road Safety

  • Develop future plans to prevent unsafe driving
  • Discuss various scenarios where their plans may negatively influenced by others

⦿ Identify various feelings about situations where mates/friends are undertaking risky behaviours

⦿ Use a decision making model to make safer decisions

⦿ Examine impacts risky behaviour has on various aspects of an individual’s life (4 L’s)

9 Road Safety

  • Demonstrate comebacks to negative peer pressure
  • Identify ways to act more assertively when dealing with negative peer pressure

⦿ Identify factors that may impact someone deciding to help a road crash victim

⦿ Justify responses to controversial road safety statements

⦿ Recognize that your individual safety is most important when dealing with a road accident

Task 4: Test: Road Safety (20%)
Term 4


Mental Health

⦿ Distinguish between positive and negative aspects of mental health

⦿ Identify how particular situations or experiences can influence an individual’s mental wellbeing

⦿ Analyse how and why mental health and wellbeing fluctuates constantly

⦿ Identify mental health coping strategies and help seeking methods

2 Mental Health

⦿ Critically analyse the causes of stigma and the influences upon individual’s lives

⦿ Identify behaviours of their own and others, which are stigmatising

⦿ Recognise the number of individuals that are affected by mental illness

⦿ Differentiate the differences between the facts and myths that surround mental illness

3 Mental Health

⦿ Identify common pressures that young people experience

⦿ Recognise how pressures may change a young person’s mood, emotions and lives

⦿ Identify methods which can assist young people to deal with pressures

4 Mental Health

⦿ Define the types of mental illnesses, list symptoms, causes and treatments

⦿ Analyse the impact of the negative connotations related to both the area and language of mental illness

⦿ Identify methods and supports which can assist young people to deal with mental illnesses

5 Mental Health

⦿ Identify pressures and challenges experienced by individuals living with a mental illness experience

⦿ Recognise how societal attitudes and stigma impact others and can contribute to challenges and pressures in their lives

⦿ Identify methods and supports which can assist young people to deal with pressures and challenges, especially individuals living with a mental illness

6 Mental Health

⦿ Define mental illness stigmatization

⦿ Identify the effect that stigmatization, preconceived judgments and perceptions can have on those with mental illnesses and their ability to seek help

⦿ Recognise methods and messages to deconstruct the stigma associated with mental illness and help seeking

⦿ Understand the importance of sending positive mental illness messages

7 Mental Health

⦿ Identify methods, supports and Health Services which can assist young people to deal with mental health issues

⦿ Demonstrate how to seek appropriate mental health help

⦿ Determine what to look for in a reliable source of online health info

8 Mental Health

⦿ Identify methods to support someone experiencing mental health difficulties

⦿ Assess the challenges that individuals face when providing help to those experiencing mental health difficulties

⦿ Demonstrate how to seek appropriate mental health help online

9 Mental Health Task 5: Mental Health Poster/ Information Pamphlet (20%)


This document is subject to revision.

The Year 10 Syllabus for Health and Physical Education can be found on the SCSA website.