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Health & Social Care

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This is a two year course that will enable students to explore health and social care topics and introduce them to a variety of careers within the health and social care sector. The course is a mixture of theory and practice. Students following this course will have the opportunity to visit a range of health and social care settings and meet a range of health and social care practitioners.

The Award gives learners the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment. The main focus is on four areas of equal importance, which cover the:

  • Development of key skills that prove your aptitude in health and social care such as interpreting data to assess an individual’s health

  • Process that underpins effective ways of working in health and social care, such as designing a plan to improve an individual’s health and wellbeing

  • Attitudes that are considered most important in health and social care, including the care values that are vitally important in the sector, and the opportunity to practise applying them

  • Knowledge that underpins effective use of skills, process and attitudes in the sector such as human growth and development, health and social care services, and factors affecting people’s health and wellbeing.

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 Yr10 Health & Social Care

Term

Topic / Key Enquiry Questions

Type of Assessment

Autumn

Human Life Span Development

Understanding human growth and development across all life stages and the factors that effect it.

 What happens at each life stage?

 How do humans grow and develop?

 How can we support humans in their growth, development and life stage?

 How do particular factors in life impact growth and development?

End of topic assessment

 Dry marks and written assignments

 Class tasks

 Homework

Spring

Human Life Span Development

Investigate how individuals deal with life events.

 How does a life event affect a child and adults development?

 How can a physical event such as ill health or an accident or injury have an impact on a person’s life?

 How can we support individuals during a life event and what other support can individuals access

End of topic assessment

 Dry marks and written assignments

 Class tasks

 Homework

Summer

Health and Social Care Services and Values

Understanding the different types of health and social care services and barriers to accessing them.

 What is primary care and who are the providers?

 What services do secondary and tertiary care provide?

 What services and support are provided for children, young people, adults and older adults?

 Exploring barriers to accessing services and support and how to overcome these barriers.

End of topic assessment

 Dry marks and written assignments

 Class tasks

 Homework

 Role Play

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Yr11 Health & Social Care

Autumn

Health & Wellbeing

Understand factors that affect health and wellbeing.

What is the holistic definition of health and wellbeing?

How do physical and lifestyle factors impact health and wellbeing?

 How to interpret health indicators.

 What aspects of health can be measured and how?

 Understand person centred health and wellbeing improvement plans.

 What does a person centred approach do?

 How can you improve the health and wellbeing of an individual?

End of topic assessment

 Class tasks

 Externally assessed

Spring

Empowering and promoting independence

How do ‘care values’ help individuals feel empowered to make independent decisions.

 Confidentiality and Rights

 How to preserve an individual’s dignity.

 Why is effective communication important?

 Why do we need to safeguard?

End of topic assessment

 Dry marks and written assignments

 Class tasks

 Homework

 Role Play

Summer

Promoting anti-discriminatory practice

What is discrimination?

 How can you apply the care values in a compassionate way?

 How care workers can work together

 Why the reviewing of own application of care values is important

End of topic assessment

 Dry marks and written assignments

 Class tasks

 Homework

 Role Play

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