Health and Physical Education
Years 7 and 8
Written response: Respectful relationships
Summary of task
The class undertook a 15-lesson unit of work on relationships and sexuality. The teacher worked with students to: explore, discuss and understand a range of sexual health and relationship issues; develop a range of life skills; and access current, relevant information including where to go for help. Through discussion, debate, role-play, reflection and research, students explored the characteristics of respectful relationships, the personal qualities and skills that are needed to be a good friend, and help-seeking resources and contexts.
Students were asked to use what they had learnt about relationships and sexuality, as well as their own experience of respectful relationships, to reflect as deeply as they could on the following four factors: feelings and emotions, personal qualities and strengths, wellbeing, and help seeking.
This assessment task relates to the focus area: relationships and sexuality.
By the end of Year 8, students evaluate strategies and resources to manage changes and transitions and investigate their impact on identities. Students evaluate the impact on wellbeing of relationships and valuing diversity. They analyse factors that influence emotional responses. They investigate strategies and practices that enhance their own, others’ and community health, safety and wellbeing. They investigate and apply movement concepts and select 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 apply personal and social skills to establish and maintain respectful relationships and promote safety, fair play and inclusivity. They demonstrate skills to make informed decisions, and propose and implement actions that promote their own and others’ health, safety and wellbeing. Students demonstrate control and accuracy when performing specialised movement sequences and skills. They apply movement concepts and refine strategies to suit different movement situations. They apply the elements of movement to compose and perform movement sequences.
Describes a range of ways that relationships impact on wellbeing
Describes a range of influences on feelings and emotions
Provides detailed description of their personal qualities and skills and the impact on friendships
Lists a range of places that they can go to for help and advice