Mt Albert Grammar School Mt Albert Grammar School

12 Health Science 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Haana Bovaird.


At least 15 credits in Level 1 Health (11HE1), ‘Achieved’ or better in AS90975 external 

If new to the subject, please see Miss Bovaird in the Health & PE Department or Miss Goff in the Student Centre.

OR HoD approval

Students will:
  • Study adolescent health issues such as stress and relationships, well-being and taking action in the community/school, managing change and resilience, gender and sexuality, and health promotion. 
  • Develop an understanding of the determinants of health and social justice
  • Students will develop their critical thinking skills and challenge assumptions.
  • Need to have sound written English skills.
  • Complete three internals and one external, totalling 20 credits. 

Future Pathways Health Science suits: Health Science, Medicine, Population Health, Education/Teaching, Social Services, Health Promotion, Police, Child care, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Nutrition, Law, Psychology, Nursing.




13 Health Science 1

Career Pathways

Acupuncturist, Personal Trainer/Exercise Professional, Registered Nurse, Air Force Aviator, Air Force Officer, Paramedic, Pathologist, Veterinary Nurse, Statistician, Police Officer, Army Soldier, Barrister, Audiologist/Audiometrist, Biomedical Engineer, Biosecurity Officer, Clinical Physiologist, Physician, Surgeon, Counsellor, Midwife, Dental Assistant, Podiatrist, Chiropractor, Elected Government Representative, Emergency Management Officer, Dental Technician, Psychologist, Trainer, Interpreter, Community Karitāne, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Legal Executive, Solicitor, Corrections Officer, Oral Health Therapist, Dentist, Dietitian, Forensic Scientist, General Practitioner, Gynaecologist/Obstetrician, Psychiatrist, Early Childhood Teacher, Environmental Scientist, Economist, Human Resources Adviser, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Environmental/Public Health Officer, Firefighter, Funeral Director/Embalmer, Health and Safety Inspector, Health and Safety Adviser, Health Promoter, Health Services Manager, Health Care Assistant, Naturopath, Immigration Officer, Veterinarian, Primary School Teacher, Kaiwhakaako Māori, Translator, Massage Therapist, Radiation Therapist, Nanny/Child Carer, Navy Sailor, Navy Officer, Occupational Therapist, Osteopath, Physiotherapist, Tertiary Lecturer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Probation Officer, Radiation Oncologist, Youth Worker, Secondary School Teacher, Social Worker, Teacher Aide, Speech-Language Therapist, Psychotherapist, Support Worker, Ophthalmologist, Epidemiologist

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

*12HE1* - Supplementary costs: Approx $10