Health & Social Care

Health and Social Care is a subject that allows the learner to develop an empathy and understanding for a wide range of situations and circumstances throughout life. For each stage of development the students will learn how to support, engage and deliver the highest quality care to the individual and their family members. The teaching of the subject equips the student with the communication skills and qualities to become an effective and empathetic practitioner and follow the career path that can lead into a wide selection of occupations, such as medicine, youth and social work, teaching, family support, physiotherapy’. You will be able to develop your research skills through the use of specific textbooks designed to complement the course, and through the use of the internet to support your research. We believe that an important part of the learning is through practical experience and we have a number of outside speakers from local establishments such as Rowcroft Hospice and Mayfield Special School who deliver presentations to the students which gives them a real insight into the features of outstanding care.

 

Year 9

Students follow the BTEC First Award in Health and Social Care course.  It is examined by Edexcel and equivalent to one GCSE.  Students have five lessons per fortnight and they will receive one piece of homework every two weeks although we encourage reflection after each lesson to consolidate the learning.
Quarter 1 Human Lifespan and Development Part A
Quarter 2 Human Lifespan and Development Part B
Quarter 3 Human Lifespan and Development Part C
Quarter 4 Values in Health and Social Care Part A

Year 10

Students follow the BTEC First Award in Health and Social Care course.  It is examined by Edexcel and equivalent to one GCSE.  Students have five lessons per fortnight and they will receive one piece of homework every two weeks although we encourage reflection after each lesson to consolidate the learning.
Quarter 1 Values in Health and Social Care- Part B
Quarter 2 Human Lifespan Development
Quarter 3 Values and Health and Social Care and Human Lifespan Development
Quarter 4 The Impact of Nutrition in Health and Social Care

Year 11

Students follow the BTEC First Award in Health and Social Care course.  It is examined by Edexcel and equivalent to one GCSE.  Students have five lessons per fortnight and they will receive one piece of homework every two weeks although we encourage reflection after each lesson to consolidate the learning.
Quarter 1 The Impact of Nutrition  in Health and Social Care part B
Quarter 2 Effective Communication in Health and Social Care Part A
Quarter 3 Effective Communication  in Health and Social Care Part B
Quarter 4 Independent Research on area of Health and Social Care

Year 12

Students follow the BTEC Nationals in Health and Social Care. We have divided this into the Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care – equivalent to two A levels and the Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care- equivalent to one A level. It is examined by Edexcel. Students will have to produce assignments for each unit that they study. The Extended Diploma involves 12 units and the Subsidiary Diploma 6 units.  THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF YEAR ONE.
Quarter 1 Effective Communication in health and social care
Quarter 2 Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care
Quarter 3 Development through the Life Stages
Quarter 4 Anatomy and Physiology for health and social care

Year 13

Students follow the BTEC Nationals in Health and Social Care. We have divided this into the Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care – equivalent to two A levels and the Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care – equivalent to one A level. It is examined by Edexcel. Students will have to produce assignments for each unit that they study. The Extended Diploma involves 12 units and the Subsidiary Diploma 6 units.  This is an example- following from year 12 into year 13.
Quarter 1 Health, Safety and security in health and social care
Quarter 2 Nutrition for health and social care
Quarter 3 Sociological perspectives in health and social care
Quarter 4 Psychological perspectives in health and social care