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Wadalba Community School

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Year 11

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

The year 11 course examines a range of areas that underpin health and physical activity. This includes how people think about health and physical activity, the management of personal health and the basis for how the body moves. Students have the opportunity to select from a range of practical options in areas such as first aid, outdoor recreation, composing and performing, and fitness choices.

What students learn

  • Values and attitudes that promote healthy and active lifestyles and communities
  • Knowledge and understanding of the factors that affect health
  • Capacity to exercise influence over personal and community health outcomes
  • Knowledge and understanding about the way the body moves
  • An ability to take action to improve participation and performance in physical activity
  • An ability to apply the skills of critical thinking, research and analysis

Year 11 Course structure

Core topics (60%)

  • Better Health for Individuals (30%)
  • The Body in Motion (30%)

Options component (40%)

Students complete the following options at Wadalba Community School.

  • First Aid (20%)
  • Fitness Choices (20%)

Community and Family Studies

Community and Family Studies Stage 6 syllabus is designed to develop in each student an understanding of the diverse nature and interdependence of families and communities within Australian society. The course enables students to plan and manage resources effectively in order to address contemporary issues facing families and communities.

What students learn

Through the study of the Community and Family Studies course, students learn to develop:

  • knowledge and understanding about resource management and its role in ensuring individual, group, family and community wellbeing
  • knowledge and understanding about the contribution positive relationships make to individual, group, family and community wellbeing
  • knowledge and understanding about the influence of a range of societal factors on individuals and the nature of groups, families and communities
  • knowledge and understanding about research methodology and skills in researching, analysing and communicating
  • skills in the application of management processes to meet the needs of individuals, groups, families and communities
  • skills in critical thinking and the ability to take responsible action to promote wellbeing
  • an appreciation of the diversity and interdependence of individuals, groups, families and communities.
Course Structure

Resource Management (20%): 

Basic concepts of the resource-management process

Individuals and Groups (40%): 

The individual's roles, relationships and tasks within and between groups

Families and Communities (40%): 

Family structures and functions, and the interaction between family and community


Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation

Students learn about the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle and recognise the need to be responsible and informed decision-makers. This course enables students to further develop their understanding of and competence in a range of sport and recreational pursuits. They are encouraged to establish a lifelong commitment to being physically active and to achieving movement potential.

What students learn

Through the study of Sport, Lifestyle and Recreations course, students learn to develop:

  • knowledge and understanding of the factors that influence health and participation in physical activity
  • knowledge and understanding of the principles that affect quality of performance
  • an ability to analyse and implement strategies to promote health, physical activity and enhanced performance
  • a capacity to influence the participation and performance of self and others
  • a lifelong commitment to an active, healthy lifestyle and the achievement of movement potential.

The course provides the opportunity to specialise in areas of expertise or interest through optional modules (ranging from 20–40 hours in duration) such as:

  • Aquatics
  • Athletics
  • Dance
  • First Aid and Sports Injuries
  • Fitness
  • Games and Sports Applications
  • Gymnastics
  • Healthy Lifestyle
  • Individual Games and Sports Applications
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Resistance Training
  • Social Perspectives of Games and Sport
  • Sports Administration
  • Sports Coaching and Training
Course Structure
2 units / 2 years 240 Hours

120 hours Year 11

Plus 120 hours Year 12

The Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation Studies course comprises 15 optional modules. There is no prescribed core component.

The time allocated to each optional module is flexible within the range of 20–40 hours depending on the number of units for the course and the way in which the course is delivered.

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