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Cambridge Preliminary 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.

PDFs updated 18 September 2017

To view a sample chapter, click on the file below in blue.

Full Textbook PDF

  • Complete textbook [PDF 55Mb]

PDF Textbook chapters

  • Preliminary pages [PDF 0.9Mb]

  • Chapter 1: Better Health for Individuals [PDF 23.4Mb]

  • Chapter 2: The Body in Motion [PDF 36.6Mb]

  • Chapter 3: First Aid [PDF 13.0Mb]

  • Chapter 4: Composition and Performance [PDF 11.6Mb]

  • Chapter 5: Fitness Choices [PDF 19.5Mb]

  • Chapter 6: Outdoor Recreation [PDF 23.1Mb]

  • Glossary and Index [PDF 1.0Mb]

You are entitled to download and store these PDFs. However they may not be transferred to another party, including other students, as electronic or print versions.

To use the enhanced PDF functions, such as note taking, you must download these PDFs to your computer and open them with Adobe Reader 9 or later.

The PDF Textbook is designed for full functionality using the latest version of Adobe Reader. The markup function is available in selected PDF readers for the iPad and other devices using iOS. Check your PDF reader specifications. At the time of publication, Adobe Reader, Good Reader and PDF Expert were viable options.

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    Word activities - for all chapters


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      Chapter 1

      Living is for everyone: LIFE News: Issue 9
      Dieticians Association of Australia Healthy Eating Self-Assessment
      Binge drinking. What are you doing to yourself?

      Chapter 2

      Chapter 3

      St John Ambulance Australia

      Chapter 4

      Chapter 5

      Department of Health: Guidelines for Young People
      Physical Activity Network for Wales
      Fitness Australia code of ethics

      Chapter 6

      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 (and solutions)
      • Chapter tests (and solutions)
      • Solutions to textbook questions
      • PowerPoints
      • Teaching programs 

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      Gareth Hawgood, Rachel James, Zane Osborn, Andrew Ponsen, Victoria Bonsor, Rick Walker