Health and Social Care

Together the Health and Social Care sectors employ one in ten of the working population.

KS4 Curriculum:

  • Pupils in Years 10 and 11 study for a Cambridge National Award which is the equivalent of a GCSE
  • The Cambridge National in Health and Social Care is split into 4 Units
  • Each unit is worth 25%
  • Unit R021 is an examined unit focussing on rights, care values, legislation and hygiene, safety and security. The unit is all about service users can be supported. The exam is usually done at the end of Year 10.
  • Unit R022 is a coursework unit focussing on communication. The main topics are effective communication and personal qualities and there is a practical assessment involved. This unit is done in Year 10.
  • Unit R028 is a coursework unit focussing on the development and care of young children. This includes physical, intellectual, emotional and social development milestones and a comparison of a child with a developmental disorder. It also includes a risk assessment of an early years setting plus an opportunity to design a nursery. This unit is done in Year 11.

Unit R031 is a first aid unit. Pupils will be given a number of scenarios and they will have to explain what they would do and why. This will be backed up with a practical assessment of each first aid skill.

KS5 Curriculum:

  • Pupils in Years 12 and 13 study for a Cambridge Technical which is the equivalent of 2 A-levels.
  • Pupils who study Health and Social Care tend to want to progress on to university to study: nursing, social work, teaching, childhood studies, psychology, public health, sociology, paramedic science, speech therapy, play therapy, community and youth work or guidance and counselling.
  • This course covers a broad spectrum allowing pupils to apply learning to a number of different settings and scenarios. This should make the choice about what they want to progress on to an easier decision.
  • There is no work experience aspect to the course but it is advised that pupils arrange some work experience to help contextualise the learning and put into practice what they have learned.
  • The Cambridge Technical Diploma is split into 12 units.
  • 7 units are coursework and 5 units are exams.
  • Unit 1 is a coursework unit focussing on building positive relationships and communication in health and social care settings.
  • Unit 2 is an examined unit focussing on equality and diversity in health and social care settings
  • Unit 3 is an examined unit focussing on hygiene, safety and security.
  • Unit 4 is an examined unit focussing on anatomy and physiology
  • Unit 6 is an examined unit focussing on person-centred care
  • Unit 7 is an examined unit focussing on safeguarding
  • Unit 5 is a coursework unit focussing on infection control
  • Unit 10 is a coursework unit focussing on nutrition for health
  • Unit 13 is a coursework unit focussing on sexual health and early development
  • Unit 14 is a coursework unit focussing on physiological conditions
  • Unit 15 is a coursework unit focussing on health promotion
  • Unit 22 is a coursework unit focussing on psychology in health and social care

Staffing:

Mr D Jackson – Head of Department

Miss K Adamson

Mrs A Lacey

Mrs F Mackey

Mrs C Currie