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.

The aim of this course is to:

  • Give students the opportunity to link education and the world of work in the local area.
  • Support student’s development of transferable interpersonal skills, including working with others, problem solving, independent study and personal, learning and thinking skills.
  • Give students a route through education that has clear progression pathways to further study or an apprenticeship in the health care sector.

Within the 2-year course student’s study three units of work:

Unit 1 – Introduction to the health and social care sector.

This unit gives students the opportunity to explore the different types of health and social care provision available for individuals. They learn about job roles and how services work together to provide individuals the care that is best suited to their needs. They also learn how regulatory bodies influence the quality of care provided.

Unit 2 – Professional practice and the health and social care practitioner.

This unit explores working practice in health and social care and the care values that underpin person centred care. They will learn how practitioners work in partnership to meet the holistic needs of service users. Different career pathways and how to achieve them are also explored.

Unit 3 – Human growth and development through the life stages.

This unit examines the life stages from conception and birth all the way through to late adulthood. They will look at changes and different experiences individuals have throughout their lives and how these affect them physically, emotionally, socially and cognitively. Care planning and the role of the health and social care practitioner will also be explored.

Key Stage 4 Overview

CACHE Level 2 NCFE Technical Award in Health and Social Care.

The vocational nature of the course includes the use of ‘real-life’ case studies and scenarios that bring the subject to life and put it into context within the local area.


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

Unit 1 - Introduction to the health and social care sector

Assessment – Via coursework and an exam in year 11.

Aims:

To explore different types of health care provision.

To learn about job roles.

To explore how individual’s health needs are met.

Unit 2 –Professional practice and the health and social care practitioner

Assessment – Via coursework and an exam in year 11.

Aim:

To understand how the Health and social care sector works and the values that underpin it.

To explore the skills attributes and behaviours needed by care practitioners.

 

Learn about career paths available within the sector.

Unit 3 – Human growth and development through the life stages

Assessment – Via coursework and an exam.

Aims:

To examine the life stages from conception and birth all the way through to late adulthood.

To examine how life experiences can affect an individual physically, emotionally, socially and cognitively.

 

To explore how the care practitioner can support individuals through changes and life events.

 

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

Revisit and revise content for unit 1 and 2

Revisit and revise content for unit 3

Exam preparation


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.

Unit 2: 20th Century Depth Studies

Section A The Roaring 20s: USA 1919-1929

Section B Depression and the New Deal: The USA, 1929-1941

Section C War in Vietnam, 1964-1975

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