About 3 million people in the UK work in health and social care. In healthcare, this includes jobs such as doctors, pharmacists, nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants and administrators, while social care roles include care assistants, social workers, occupational therapists and counsellors. Demand for both health and social care is likely to continue to rise, so it is sure to continue to play a key role in UK society, and the demand for people to fill these vital jobs will increase. Our intent is to teach students how people grow and develop over the course of their lives, from infancy to old age, and all the factors that may affect this, such as major life changing events like marriage or parenthood. They will learn how people adapt to these changes as well as the types of support available to help them. We will teach about the different health and social care services, and about ‘care values’ and their importance in making sure that the people who use these services get the care they need. Our students will be able to demonstrate these care values practically and have the opportunity to review their own performance in demonstrating ‘care values’. Students will be confident in interpreting data about someone’s state of health in order to design a plan that will allow them to improve their health and wellbeing.
Health & Social Care
Names of staff, role & contact details
|Year 10||C1 - Learning Aim A: Human growth and development across the life stages||C1 - Learning Aim A: Factors affecting growth and development||C1 - Learning Aim B: Coping with change caused by life events||C1 - Learning Aim B: Different types of life event.||C2 - Learning Aim A: Health and social care services||C2 - Learning Aim A: Barriers to accessing services|
|Different aspects of growth and development across the life stages using the physical, intellectual, emotional and social (PIES) classification.||Different factors that can affect an individuals growth and development.||Different events that occur in an individuals life. How different events can impact on peoples physical, intellectual, emotional and social development||How individuals can adapt, or be supported through changes caused by life events and how individuals can react very differently to the same type of event||Health and social care services that are available and why individuals may need to use them.||Barriers that can make it difficult to use these services and how these barriers can be overcome.|
|CAREER FOCUS - Midwife||CAREER FOCUS -Speech & Language Therapist||CAREER FOCUS - Dentist||CAREER FOCUS - Nurse||CAREER FOCUS - Ambulance Services||CAREER FOCUS - Child and Social Care|
|Controlled Task 1a||Controlled Task 1a||Controlled Task 1b||Controlled Task 1b||Controlled Task 2a||Controlled Task 2a|
|Year 11||C3 - Factors that affect health and wellbeing||C3 - Interpreting health indicators||C3 - Interpreting health indicators||C2 Learning Aim B: Care values||C2 Learning Aim B: Reviewing own application of care values|
|How factors can affect an individuals health and wellbeing positively or negatively.||Interpret indicators that can be used to measure physiological health, interpreting data and using published guidance||Interpret indicators that can be used to measure physiological health, interpreting data and using published guidance||Applying the different care values that are key to the delivery of effective health and social care services.||Reflect on own application of care values, including using teacher or service-user feedback.|
|CAREER FOCUS Doctor||CAREER FOCUS Scientist||CAREER FOCUS - Administration||CAREER FOCUS Elderly Care||CAREER FOCUS Sport Therapist|
|External Exam||External Exam||External Exam||Controlled Task 2b||Controlled Task 2b|
How and when is my child assessed?
- Component 1
Human Lifespan Development
Assessed internally – 2 pieces of coursework throughout year 10
- Component 2
Health and Social Care Services and Values
Assessed internally – 1 piece of coursework in year 10 and one in year 11
- Component 3
Health and Wellbeing
Externally assessed – Exam in February year 11
|Name of course(s) offered||Exam Board||Link to Spec||Nature of assessment|
|BTEC Tech Award Health & Social Care||Pearson||https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-tech-awards/health-and-social-care.html||Explore: Human Lifespan Development - internally assessed assignments 30% of total course|
|Develop: Health and Social Care Services and Values - internally assessed assignments 30% of total course|
|Apply: Health and Wellbeing - Externally assessed task 40% of total course|
We use case studies as a basis for our learning in Health and Social Care, to apply our knowledge to real life case studies and situations. We explore people at all life stages and use resources such as Department for Education, to be able to see Health and Social Care practically applied.
As this is a vocational subject, homework is set as required. In the run up to exams this is linked to revision of key concepts and sample questions. Outside of exam preparation time, homework is generally research based.
We use Google Classrooms within the department and students will use this both within lessons and from home.
On Tuesdays after school the department run a catch-up revision session for students to attend.
We strongly recommend the purchase of the following books to aid continuous learning and revision.