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Cambridge HSC Personal Development Health and Physical Education


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Written for the NSW Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Stage 6 Syllabus, this thought-provoking series covers core and optional topics from a range of perspectives to provide a solid foundation in the subject area and fully prepare students for success in their HSC exams.

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If you are activating a student text access code provided in the front of the print textbook, a sealed pocket, or supplied via email or by your school, you will have access to the following resources:

  • Interactive Textbook
  • PDF Textbook
  • Word activities
  • Weblinks

The Teacher Resource Package is available for purchase separately. Resources are accessed through a Cambridge GO teacher account using a unique access code supplied on purchase. 

Subscription terms (Interactive Textbook)

The Interactive Textbook is subject to specific subscription terms. When you activate your code, details of your subscription period will appear in My Resources. You may also refer to our online book store or to the information provided with your code for more details, including the subscription period.

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Full PDF Textbook

  • Complete textbook [PDF 38.1Mb]

PDF Textbook chapters

  • Preliminary pages [PDF 0.9Mb]

  • Chapter 1: Health Priorities in Australia [PDF 14.5Mb]

  • Chapter 2: Factors Affecting Performance [PDF 8.6Mb]

  • Chapter 3: The Health of Young People [PDF 16.0Mb]

  • Chapter 4: Sport and Physical Activity in Australian Society [PDF 23.1Mb]

  • Chapter 5: Sports Medicine [PDF 23.8Mb]

  • Chapter 6: Improving Performance [PDF 37.5Mb]

  • Chapter 7: Equity and Health [PDF 7.8Mb]

  • Glossary and Index [PDF 0.9Mb]

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    Chapter 1

    World Life Expectancy website, World Health Rankings
    National Rural Health Alliance smoking infographic
    Royal Flying Doctor Service
    United Nations Population Fund - Babatunde Osotimehin
    HealthDirect Australia

    Chapter 2

    University of Sydney Glycemic Index article: Built to swim, Phelps found a focus and refuge in water

    Chapter 3

    Eating Disorders Victoria Key research and statistics
    Australian Youth Forum website

    Chapter 4

    London Olympics case study sources
    London Olympics case study sources
    London Olympics case study sources
    London Olympics case study sources

    Chapter 5

    Sports Medicine Australia
    Sports Medicine Australia

    Chapter 6

    Sports on Earth website article
    Titleist website, golf ball technology

    Please note: The Teacher resource package does not include access to the PDF textbook. Please use the 16 character code in the front of your textbook to access the PDF textbook.

    The Teacher Resource Package comprises:

    • Activity worksheets
    • Chapter tests
    • Solutions
    • PowerPoints
    • Teaching programs

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    Gareth Hawgood, Rachel James, Lee Clark, Liam McCudden, Zane Osborn, Andrew Ponsen, Victoria Bonsor, Alex McGeoch