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Health and Social Care

Intent

What we are trying to achieve with our curriculum

Health and social care is part of the Key stage 4 curriculum starting in year 10. It is new and exciting opportunity to our students this year.

Our aims are;

To give our students the knowledge and understanding of Health and social care.

Offering the students, the opportunity to explore a wide variety of topics preparing them with transferable skills.

Equip them emotionally and psychologically by building their confidence, self-esteem and beliefs in own abilities. Build resilience and empathy skills by analysing real life situations.

There is a strong link between the course and employment but it also giving them valuable skills they can draw on in situations which may arise in their lives during and after education.

Implementation

How we deliver our curriculum

 

We teach the OCR Cambridge national technical award over two years.

This consists of two mandatory modules unit 1 is an exam, 2,3 and 4 are then assessed……

Unit 1; Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings; Students learn about the rights of individuals and the values of care required when working in a health, social care or early years’ environment. Through role play and case studies they gain understanding of how to apply these values so that individuals’ dignity is maintained. This is examined in January of yr11

Unit 2; Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years’ settings; Students explore different types of communication. They learn about the importance of effective communication to connect with individuals using care services, and they develop their understanding of how the way they communicate impacts on an individual’s care.

Unit 3: Creative activities to support individuals in health, social care and early years’ settings; Students explore the various types of creative activities available in the sector and how they can be used to meet individuals’ needs and enhance their enjoyment and personal value. They plan and carry out an activity with either an individual or a group.

Unit 4; To be decided once the course is underway, so the most appropriate unit can be selected for those pupil.

 

Impact

The difference that our curriculum makes to our pupils

It is an exciting new course to the school, which we hope it engages and excites them in their learning with knowledge and skills.

The real life scenarios the pupils will face which prepares students for their life beyond school. The skills and knowledge will contribute to both their personal development and future economic well-being.

The inclusion of virtues within our curriculum enriches the growth of a discerning and valuable member of society. Through the course our cross curricular links will support PSHCE and careers education

 

Health and social care is part of the Key stage 4 curriculum starting in year 10. It is new and exciting opportunity to our students this year.

We teach the OCR Cambridge national technical award over two years.

This consists of two mandatory modules unit 1 is an exam, 2,3 and 4 are then assessed

Unit 1; Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings; Students learn about the rights of individuals and the values of care required when working in a health, social care or early years’ environment. Through role play and case studies they gain understanding of how to apply these values so that individuals’ dignity is maintained. This is examined in January of yr11

Unit 2; Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years’ settings; Students explore different types of communication. They learn about the importance of effective communication to connect with individuals using care services, and they develop their understanding of how the way they communicate impacts on an individual’s care.

Unit 3: Creative activities to support individuals in health, social care and early years’ settings; Students explore the various types of creative activities available in the sector and how they can be used to meet individuals’ needs and enhance their enjoyment and personal value. They plan and carry out an activity with either an individual or a group.

Unit 4; To be decided once the course is underway.