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Level 7


Health and Physical Education

Health and Physical Education Level Description

The Level 7 and 8 curriculum expands students’ knowledge, understanding and skills to help them achieve successful outcomes in classroom, leisure, social, movement and online situations. Students...

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Health and Physical Education Content Descriptions

Personal, Social and Community Health

Being healthy, safe and active
  1. Investigate the impact of transition and change on identities (VCHPEP123)
  2. Evaluate strategies to manage personal, physical and social changes that occur as they grow older (VCHPEP124)
  3. Examine barriers to seeking support and evaluate strategies to overcome these (VCHPEP125)
  4. Investigate and select strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing (VCHPEP126)
Communicating and interacting for health and wellbeing
  1. Investigate the benefits of relationships and examine their impact on their own and others’ health and wellbeing (VCHPEP127)
  2. Analyse factors that influence emotions, and develop strategies to demonstrate empathy and sensitivity (VCHPEP128)
  3. Develop skills to evaluate health information and express health concerns (VCHPEP129)
Contributing to healthy and active communities
  1. Plan and use strategies and resources to enhance the health, safety and wellbeing of their communities (VCHPEP130)
  2. Plan and implement strategies for connecting to natural and built environments to promote the health and wellbeing of their communities (VCHPEP131)
  3. Examine the benefits to individuals and communities of valuing diversity and promoting inclusivity (VCHPEP132)

Movement and Physical Activity

Moving the body
  1. Use feedback to improve body control and coordination when performing specialised movement skills (VCHPEM133)
  2. Compose and perform movement sequences for specific purposes in a variety of contexts (VCHPEM134)
  3. Practise, apply and transfer movement concepts and strategies (VCHPEM135)
Understanding movement
  1. Participate in physical activities that develop health-related and skill-related fitness components, and create and monitor personal fitness plans (VCHPEM136)
  2. Demonstrate and explain how the elements of effort, space, time, objects and people can enhance performance (VCHPEM137)
  3. Participate in and investigate the cultural and historical significance of a range of physical activities (VCHPEM138)
Learning through movement
  1. Practise and apply personal and social skills when undertaking a range of roles in physical activities (VCHPEM139)
  2. Evaluate and justify reasons for decisions and choices of action when solving movement challenges (VCHPEM140)
  3. Modify rules and scoring systems to allow for fair play, safety and inclusive participation (VCHPEM141)

Health and Physical Education Achievement Standard

By the end of Level 8, students investigate strategies and resources to manage changes and transitions and their impact on identities. Students evaluate the benefits of relationships on wellbeing and respecting diversity. They analyse factors that influence emotional responses. They gather and analyse health information. They investigate strategies that enhance their own and others’ health, safety and wellbeing. They investigate and apply movement concepts and strategies to achieve movement and fitness outcomes. They examine the cultural and historical significance of physical activities and examine how connecting to the environment can enhance health and wellbeing.

Students explain personal and social skills required to establish and maintain respectful relationships and promote fair play and inclusivity. They justify actions that promote their own and others’ health, safety and wellbeing at home, at school and in the community. Students demonstrate control and accuracy when performing specialised movement skills. They apply and refine movement concepts and strategies to suit different movement situations. They apply the elements of movement to compose and perform movement sequences.

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