HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Health & Physical Education Studies contribute to the development of student’s physical, social and emotional growth. Students learn to develop self-management, interpersonal and physical activity skills. Outdoor Education, by encouraging empowered interaction with the natural world, aims to develop an understanding of our relationships with the environment, others and ourselves.

HEALTH STUDIES (ATAR)

In this ATAR course students explore health as a dynamic quality of life. They examine the impact of social, environmental, economic and biomedical determinants on health and their collective contribution to health disparities, as well as exploring approaches to address barriers which prevent groups from experiencing better health. Students apply inquiry skills to examine and analyse health issues, develop arguments and draw evidence-based conclusions. The course also provides students with opportunities to develop skills that will enable them to pursue careers in health promotion, research or community health care.

Prerequisites: A ‘B’ grade or better in Year 10 English and Year 10 Health.
Course Cost: $65 per year

HEALTH STUDIES (General)

In this General course students explore health as a dynamic quality of life. They will consider the way in which beliefs and attitudes influence health decisions and learn how to plan and take action that will promote their own and the health of others. They examine the impact of social and environmental factors on health and use inquiry skills to investigate and respond to relevant issues. The course also provides students with opportunities to develop skills that will enable them to pursue careers in health promotion, research or community health care.

Prerequisites: None specified
Course Cost: $50 per year Possible excursion $15

PHYSICAL EDUCATION STUDIES (General)

Physical Education Studies (General) focuses on the complex interrelationships between motor learning and biomechanical, physiological and psychological factors, which influence performance. Students participate in a range of roles including coaches, planners and learners. This course is equally weighted between theory and practical work. The practical component is dependent on the teacher expertise and available facilities. The theory work explores many facets including sport psychology, exercise physiology and biomechanics.

This course prepares students for many post school options including sport development, youth work, health and education fields.

Prerequisites: None.
Course Cost: $40 per year

OUTDOOR EDUCATION (General)

The focus of this course is experiencing the outdoors, building confidence in the outdoors and outdoor leadership. The course offers the opportunity to safely engage in a range of outdoor activities that pose challenges and encourage students to step outside their comfort zone.

These may include:

  • Attaining a Surf Rescue Certificate
  • Surfing
  • Snorkelling
  • Orienteering

Students will also:

  • Develop self-awareness, personal skills, interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Develop risk management strategies and basic first aid skills
  • Develop environmental awareness and interpretation, including minimal impact, and
  • students are invited to acknowledge their relationship with nature

Students participate in a camp and off site activity.

Prerequisites: It is highly desired that students have the ability to swim 200m continuously in open water. This course is physically challenging so a good level of fitness is recommended.
Course Cost: $150 per year

ENROLLING AT YANCHEP SECONDARY COLLEGE

Yanchep Secondary College provides young people in the Yanchep area with a high quality, comprehensive education.

MATHEMATICS

Offers all senior secondary students the opportunity to advance their mathematical skills.

TECHNOLOGIES

In this course students will use technology processes to design and produce products.

ENGLISH

Students learn about the English language: how it works and how to use it effectively. Language plays a central role in human life:

THE SCIENCES

The Integrated Science course enables students to investigate science issues, in the context of the world around them.