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Thinking of choosing a health or PE subject in years 11 and 12? Here’s what you need to know


Hyndman, B and Cruickshank, V, Thinking of choosing a health or PE subject in years 11 and 12? Here's what you need to know, The Conversation, Australia, 26 July 2021, pp. 1-3. (2021) [Magazine Article]

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This article is part of a series providing school students with evidence-based advice for choosing subjects in their senior years.

From kindergarten to year 10, all Australian students follow the national health and physical education (HPE) curriculum. This expands in years 11 and 12 with a range of health and physical education selection options. Depending on which state you live in, you may be able to do year 11 and 12 health and physical education subjects such as physical education (by itself), sport science, health studies, personal development, athlete development, food and nutrition, outdoor and environmental studies, and sport and recreation. These subjects include a variety of practical and theoretical options.

When deciding which subjects to do in years 11 and 12, it is important to consider your interests and study load, as well as what you want to do after year 12.

Do you want to embark on university study, enter the workforce, learn a trade or something else? Sport and recreation is a common choice for industry preparation, with ATAR and higher education pathways also available. But there are other options, too.

Item Details

Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:health and physical education, year 11/12
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Physical education and development curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Secondary education
UTAS Author:Cruickshank, V (Dr Vaughan Cruickshank)
ID Code:145531
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2021-07-26
Last Modified:2021-08-03

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