About Our Subject
Around 3 million people in the UK work in the Health and Social Care sector, this is equal to 1 in every 10 people! Demand for both Health Care and Social Care is likely to continue to rise due to the ageing population, so it is undeniable that it plays a key role in UK society. The demand for people to fill these vital careers will therefore continue to rise.
The Health and Social Care department will nurture every student through their journey to develop good character traits such as empathy, independence, resilience and courage growing students into well-rounded individuals to achieve and succeed in today’s diverse society. Students will experience and study a wide range of Health and social Care topic areas requiring them to demonstrate maturity and respect for others, with high expectations to aspire students to excellence. Students will become confident and prepared to manage their emotions for the challenges and opportunities they face for their health and wellbeing, preparing them for life and inspiring them to work in Modern Britain.
We provide a fluid and dynamic knowledge rich KS4 option curriculum which gives learners access and progression to KS5 and beyond. The course is clearly planned and sequenced towards growing knowledge and skills for future learning while building on their experiences of PSHE, SMSC and RSE. Students will establish research skills, using primary and secondary methods providing reliable evidence to use for supportive and critical arguments. Students will also be given opportunity to use case studies and real-life experiences within their work. These skills are developed through the key stages in preparation for higher order thinking skills such as evaluation and analysis.
Students learn how people grow and develop over the course of their lives from infancy to later adulthood, the factors that may affect this such as expected and unexpected life events. Students will explore the impact of these factors and how it affects our day to day lives by demonstrating empathy and applying knowledge through the use of case studies. Students will develop their skills for their social development through the opportunity to demonstrate and apply the key care values to scenarios. They will also learn reflective practice exploring their own actions and performance of the demonstration of the care values. Students will investigate how people access local health and social care services and they will develop skills in measuring and interpreting data about someone’s physiological health to design a care plan that will allow them to analyse and improve their health and wellbeing. Furthermore, highlighting how a human relationships, physical environments and socioeconomic status may influence how they develop.
To support fluidity, the curriculum taught at KS5 is provided by the same awarding body as KS4. Gaining confidence and buoyancy to empower Students to chase their career aspirations and to create thoughtful and caring individuals who will in turn, pass these values on in the future.
‘It is health that is the real wealth.’ Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)