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Assessment Resource Centre (ARC)

  1. Stage 3
  2. Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  3. Activities
  4. Coping Strategy Scenarios
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Coping Strategy Scenarios

Grade Work Samples
End of Stage 3 (end of Year 6)
Grade A Cameron  
Grade B Rania  
Grade C Pat   Tracy   Jessie  
Grade D Ashley   Sam   Casey  
Grade E Robyn   Morgan  

Foundation Statement strands

The following strands are covered in this activity:

Healthy Choices, Self and Relationships

Description of activity

Students read each scenario and provide a written response suggesting a strategy for coping with this situation.

Suggested materials

Paper, pens, scenario worksheet

Prior learning

Students have identified the physical, social and emotional changes associated with growing up. They have explored factors that influence their personal identity and values and how these can impact on their behaviour. Students have discussed the concept of resiliency and suggested strategies for coping with challenging situations. They have practised communication skills such as listening, negotiation and assertiveness.


Problem Solving (PSS3.5)
Suggests, considers and selects appropriate alternatives when resolving problems.
Growth and Development (GDS3.9)
Explains and demonstrates strategies for dealing with life changes.
Personal Health Choices (PHS3.12)
Explains the consequences of personal lifestyle choices.

Criteria for assessing learning

Students will be assessed on their ability to:

  • devise strategies to cope with change, grief and loss
  • describe assertive ways to deal with conflict situations
  • explain how people in their support network can be utilised to help them cope with difficult situations
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