Health and Physical Education
Years 7 and 8
Song analysis: Relationships and values
Summary of task
As part of a unit of work on respectful relationships and values, students were asked to select a song that describes a relationship between two people or two groups of people. Students were asked to write an essay to analyse the aspects of the relationship depicted through the lyrics.
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.
Provides advice on how to manage their emotional response
A student analysis of the song 'Waiting for Love' by Avicii. Lyrics written by Tim Bergling, Simon Aldred, Salem Al Fakir, Vincent Pontare, and Martin Garrix. Lyrics quoted by the student have not been included in this work sample.