Health & Social Care
We believe that students deserve a curriculum that prepares them for career pathways in a variety of vocational areas, providing them with the knowledge and skills within Health and Social Care that can then be transferred in to a variety of environments. Our curriculum will ensure that all of our students will have the opportunity to:
- Development of key skills that prove your aptitude in health and social care such as interpreting data to assess an individual’s health;
- Process that underpins effective ways of working in health and social care, such as designing a plan to improve an individual’s health and wellbeing;
- Attitudes that are considered most important in health and social care, including the care values that are vitally important in the sector, and the opportunity to practise applying them;
- Knowledge that underpins effective use of skills, process and attitudes in the sector such as human growth and development, health and social care services, and factors affecting people’s health and wellbeing;
- The development of core knowledge and understanding of human growth and development, how people deal with major life events, health and social care services;
- The development and application of skills such as: practical demonstration of care values, together with the ability to reflect on own performance;
- Reflective practice through the development of skills and techniques that allow learners to respond to feedback and identify areas for improvement using relevant presentation techniques.
Who’s Who within the Department:
Mr Donald – Head of Health & Social Care and PE
Miss Henderson – 2nd in Department
Mrs Quinn – Teacher of Health and Social and PE
Mr Marquis – Teacher of Health and Social and PE
Mr Kinghorn – Teacher Health and Social and PE
- Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Health & Social Care
- Assessment details: Number of papers = 1, 40% exam, 60% coursework
- Link to Exam board specification
Employment and progression routes for health and social care students are numerous. You could go on to work in childcare, teaching, nursing, midwifery, community work, counselling, occupational therapy, criminology, social work, palliative care, and care for the elderly, to name just a few.
Curriculum Intent Statement
Health and Social Care equips our students to discover the impact of positive and negative human development and to critically analyse how these factors affect our day to day lives. Health and Social Care enables students to explore areas that influence how we develop throughout life stages and in turn raise expectations of how we can live successful and healthy lives now and in our future.
Health and Social care enables students to learn about different health conditions which can effect individuals. Students will then be encouraged to develop Health Plans to improve health and wellbeing along with overcoming any barriers.
Understanding of the different Care Values within Health and Social Care are developed to enable students to learn how to work within any health or social environment and why each one is important. Students will also be encouraged to do further research into the different settings and roles within those settings relating them to health conditions.
Health and Social Care promotes opportunities for students to draw from case studies and opportunities to undertake research to compliment learning and create skills that will be used throughout their lives. These skills encourage students to think outside typical teenage ego-centrism and begin to challenge the way they perceive the world we live in. Furthermore, highlighting how human relationships, physical environments and socioeconomic status may influence how they develop.
Through investigation of health and well-being and how our lifestyle choices effect how healthy we are, students access different resources and external agency advice and guidance that encourages them to talk about areas and raise awareness of signs and symptoms of: abuse, addiction, illness and mental health.
To learn more about what Health & Social Care entails, open the Learning Journey in the documents section below!
|Other General Principles
|Our pedagogy is supported by:
– Use of modelling exemplars to demonstrate expectations;
– Create an environment of confidence where students feel they can experiment, make mistakes and make their own decisions on development of work structure;
– Marking and targeted feedback to support student improvement;
– Inspire challenge through questioning;
– Build resilience to encourage students to learn from mistakes and use these as a platform for improvement.
|We will enrich our curriculum by:
– Enabling students to experience the subject out of lessons to expand knowledge;
– Developing partnerships with external providers that extend opportunities for learning;
– Giving a deeper understanding of links between knowledge learnt and vocational context.
|Our curriculum will enable students to:
– Assess different health conditions/possible future conditions and offer advice on how individuals can make improvements to their health and wellbeing. This will be in the format of health improvements plans.
– Students can look at individual cases and evaluate developments in Physical, Intellectual, Emotional and Social and how these can change throughout their life as they can be effected by life events or environmental factors.