Health and Social Care
Key Stage 4
Statement of Intent Health and Social Care Intent Health and Social Care will deliver a rigorous academic curriculum, following the ethos, core values and expectations of the NHS 6 C’s.
- Care: the care we deliver helps the individual person and improves the health of the whole community.
- Compassion: This is how care is given through relationships based on empathy, respect, and dignity. It can also be described as intelligent kindness and is central to how people perceive their care.
- Competence: This means all those in caring roles must have the ability to understand an individual’s health and social needs. It is also about having the expertise, clinical and technical knowledge to deliver effective care and treatments based on research and evidence.
- Communication: This is central to successful caring relationships and to effective team working. Listening is as important as what we say. It is essential for ‘No decision without me’. Communication is the key to a good workplace with benefits for those in our care.
- Courage: enables us to do the right thing for the people we care for, to speak up when we have concerns. It means we have the personal strength and vision to innovate and to embrace new ways of working.
- Commitment: to our patients and populations is a cornerstone of what we do. We need to build on our commitment to improve the care and experience of our patients. We need to take action to make this vision and strategy a reality for all and meet the health and social care challenges ahead. Through exceptional teaching and learning experiences for all students, Health and Social Care will explore how we grow and change as individuals through the six life stages, focussing on our physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development. Each area being key to who we are and an understanding of others, inclusive of behaviour, attitudes, respect, and resilience.
Throughout our lives we rely on a wide range of health and social care services. Students will gain a comprehensive knowledge through independent research and practical application, bringing them genuine real-life experiences from outside the classroom. Thus, developing empathy, kindness, compassion, and fun! Building on this knowledge, health and well-being will be applied holistically, engaging students in measuring and interpreting physiological health and lifestyle data in relation to future risks posed.
Literacy and numeracy underpin all health and social care assignments which are self, and peer assessed before rigorous internal and external assessment are undertaken. All components of this subject build on each other and are clear and prescriptive of the criteria required for each grade, thus giving students the ambition and ability to exceed their individual target grade. Corresponding with the schools’ broad and balanced curriculum, health and social care offers a much-needed qualification for not only our local and regional requirements, but that nationally of the health and social care sector, enabling students a vocational opportunity and thus potentially filling the employment gap and need.
The greatest wisdom is found in diversity, not conformity!
BTEC Technical Certificate Level 1/Level 2 in Health & Social Care
P6: 3 to 4PM in M1a.
An opportunity to catch up if lessons have been missed and to have individual support from the subject lead teacher.
Subject teacher Mrs. Hancock is available P6 on Tuesday 3pm-4pm and any break or lunchtime if required.