Health and Social Care

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Subject Intent

At Jarrow School our aim is to provide a health and social care curriculum which will enable each student to develop an understanding of working in a range of health and social care settings. This will include topics relating to professional practice and human lifespan development so that students are prepared to move on to the next level and prepare for working within the health sector.

Within the 2-year course student’s study eight content areas of work: 

Content Area 1- Health and social care provision and services 

Learners will understand types, purpose and functions of health and social care provision and services. 

  • Statutory 
  • Private 
  • Voluntary  
  • Informal 

Content Area 2- Purpose of health and social care provision 

Learners will understand the purpose of health and social care provision is to: 

  • Provide a standard of care to meet government legislative and regulatory requirements 
  • Provide types of intervention specific to the individual’s needs and preferences 
  • Provide individualised care to meet long-term and short-term needs and preferences 

Content Area 3- Legislation, policies and procedures in health and social care 

Learners will understand the regulatory and inspection bodies within health and social care and their role in relation to ensuring quality of provision. 

Content Area 4- Human development across the lifespan 

Learners will understand the life stages of human development, the areas of development and their interdependency. Learners will also study the impact of different transitions and factors on the individual’s development and wellbeing, and the role of the practitioner in preparing and supporting the individual’s transition. 

Content Area 5- The care needs of the individual 

Learners will understand the holistic needs of the individual and how conditions and disabilities may impact on care needs. Learners will also understand the support required to meet the individual’s needs. 

Content Area 6- How health and social care services are accessed 

Learners will understand how services can be accessed, the barriers to accessing services and how these may be overcome. 

Content Area 7- Partnerships working in health and social care 

Learners will understand the term “partnership working”. 

  • Partnership working- different practitioners and the individual working together to meet needs. 

Content Area 8- The care planning cycle 

Learners will understand the role of person-centred care planning and how the care planning cycle is applied to meet the individual’s needs and preferences. 


Year 10

Autumn Term
Spring Term
Summer Term
Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6

Content Area 4 - Human development across the lifespan

Assessment - Via non-examined assessment and an exam in Year 11.

Aims:

  • Understand the life stages of development, the areas of development and their interdependency.
  • Explore the impact of life events and transitions on health and well-being.

Content Area 5 - The care needs of the individual

Assessment - Via non-examined assessment and an exam in Year 11.

Aims: 

  • Understand the holistic needs of the individual and how conditions and disabilities may impact on care needs.

Content Area 6 - How health and social care services are accessed

Assessment - Via non-examined assessment and an exam in Year 11.

Aims: 

  • Understand the different referral types and how services can be accessed.
  • Explore the barriers to accessing services and how these may be overcome.

Content Area 3 - Legislation, policies and procedures in health and social care

Assessment - Via non-examined assessment and an exam in Year 11.

Aims: 

  • Understand how policies and procedures define the role and responsibilities of practitioners.

Content Area 4 - Human development across the lifespan

Assessment - Via non-examined assessment and an exam in Year 11.

Aims: 

  • Understand the life stages of development, the areas of development and their interdependency.
  • Explore the impact of life events and transitions on health and well-being.

Content Area 5 - The care needs of the individual

Assessment - Via non-examined assessment and an exam in Year 11.

Aims: 

  • Understand the holistic needs of the individual and how conditions and disabilities may impact on care needs.

Content Area 6 - How health and social care services are accessed

Assessment - Via non-examined assessment and an exam in Year 11.

Aims: 

  • Understand the different referral types and how services can be accessed.
  • Explore the barriers to accessing services and how these may be overcome.

Content Area 3 - Legislation, policies and procedures in health and social care 

Assessment - Via non-examined assessment and an exam in Year 11.

Aims: 

  • Understand how policies and procedures define the role and responsibilities of practitioners.

Content Area 1 - Health and social care provision and services

Aims: 

  • To explore different types of health care provision and the functions of services.
  • To understand how individual’s health needs are met. 

Content Area 4 - Human development across the lifespan

Assessment - Via non-examined assessment and an exam in Year 11.

Aims: 

  • Understand the life stages of development, the areas of development and their interdependency.
  • Explore the impact of life events and transitions on health and well-being.

Content Area 5 - The care needs of the individual

Assessment - Via non-examined assessment and an exam in Year 11.

Aims: 

  • Understand the holistic needs of the individual and how conditions and disabilities may impact on care needs.

Content Area 1 - Health and social care provision and services

Aims: 

  • To explore different types of health care provision and the functions of services.
  • To understand how individual’s health needs are met.

 

Year 11

Autumn Term
Spring Term
Summer Term
Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6

Content Area 4 - Human development across the lifespan

Assessment - Via non-examined assessment and an exam in Year 11.

Aims: 

  • Understand the life stages of development, the areas of development and their interdependency.
  • Explore the impact of life events and transitions on health and well-being.

Non-Exam Assessment (13 hours)

The NEA gives students the opportunity to recall, apply, analyse and evaluate their knowledge and understanding.

Exam preparation.

Examined assessment


Additional Curriculum Information

For all learners, the importance of enrichment outside the classroom via a range of visits and guest speakers ensures that they are engaged in the subject area.

Most Able

The more able students are stretched through extension tasks and questioning which will allow them to develop the confidence to access the higher-grade criteria. This is also achieved by the planning of effective and differentiated lessons. They are also given the opportunity to be subject ambassadors to promote the subject within the school.

SEND

For students with SEND, the schemes of work incorporate tasks with alternative instructions and relevant scaffolding. The importance of understanding subject specific vocabulary is addressed with the use of vocabulary banks.

The department liaise with appropriate groups (SENCO, learning mentors, HOY, classroom support assistants) in order to provide the best support for individuals within the lessons.

Assessment – Impact

Assessment tasks are differentiated for a range of learners and they are all given the opportunity to access the pass, merit and distinction tasks. Continual retrieval tasks allow students of all abilities to revisit content and become proficient at answering questions.

All three units are internally assessed by coursework tasks and are externally moderated. The external exam in year 11 covers the content of all three units and the students are expected to apply their knowledge and understanding to a specific case study. Verbal and written feedback are given where appropriate.

Homework

Homework will be set according to the whole school homework policy.

This can be in the form of revision for retrieval activities, extended research task to allow students to actively read around the subject area to develop their knowledge and understanding. Work is also set on teams and this allows deadlines to be set and feedback on progress to be given. The VLE is also populated with tasks to support homework.

Beyond the curriculum

For all learners, the importance of enrichment outside the classroom via a range of visits and guest speakers ensures that they are engaged in the subject area.

Students have been given an opportunity to become dementia friends following on from a guest speaker visit. They are also given the opportunity to assist with a carol service for the local care home.  Visits to local colleges to inform students of the opportunities after school are also arranged in year 10.

Literacy & Subject Specific Vocabulary

The students are offered a rich and varied programme of cross curricular literacy opportunities, designed to enhance speaking and listening, reading and writing and this is incorporated into health and social lessons.

Students are encouraged to develop increasing confidence and competence in speaking and listening so that they are able to communicate, clarify and express their ideas and explain their thinking and use varied and specialised vocabulary.

Students are encouraged to present their writing clearly using accurate punctuation, correct spelling and legible handwriting. They are expected to write in a wide variety of forms for different purposes e.g. to interpret, evaluate, explain, analyse and explore.

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Section C War in Vietnam, 1964-1975

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