Health and Social CareStatement 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!
Key Stage 4
Component 1: Human Lifespan Development.
In this component, you will study how people grow and develop over the course of their life, from infancy to old age, this includes physical, intellectual, emotional and social development, and the different factors that may affect them. An individual’s development can be affected by major life events, such as marriage, parenthood or moving house, and you will learn about how people adapt to these changes, as well as the types and sources of support that can help them.
You will develop transferable skills, such as written communication skills, which will support your progression to Level 2 or 3 vocational or academic qualifications.
Component 2: Health & Social Care Services & Values.
Providing good health and social care services is very important and a set of ‘care values’ exists to ensure that this happens. Care values are important because they enable people who use health and social care services to get the care they need and to be protected from different sorts of harm. This component will give you an understanding of health and social care services and will help you develop skills in applying care values that are common across the sector (some of which are transferable to other sectors that involve interactions with clients or customers). This component will help you to progress to Level 1 or 2 vocational or academic qualifications.
Component 3: Health & Wellbeing.
In this component, you look at the factors that can have a positive or negative influence on a person’s health and wellbeing. You will learn to interpret physiological and lifestyle indicators, and what they mean for someone’s state of health. You will learn how to use this information to design an appropriate plan for improving someone’s health and wellbeing, including short- and long-term targets. Additionally, you will explore the difficulties an individual may face when trying to make these changes.
You will develop skills in analysing information and communicating for a specific purpose, which will support your progression to Level 2 or 3 vocational or academic qualifications.
External exam worth 60 marks will be completed under supervised conditions. The supervised assessment period is two hours and must be arranged in the period timetabled by Pearson.
Assessment availability is twice a year
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.