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Health & Social Care

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This subject has always been a popular choice with students of Goodwin Academy with a large proportion of the local workforce being employed within health, social care or early years services. We are a small department but our dedication to our students is reflected in the excellent results we achieve year upon year. The subject is our passion, a passion we endeavour to share with our students, enabling them to fully appreciate the importance of this subject and of the many career and life changing opportunities it can afford them.

Curriculum intent

Through the health and social care curriculum, students will develop knowledge and understanding which can effectively lead them into any of the caring professions. Students will be supported and encouraged to complete independent research and apply study skills that will empower and enable them to achieve success and live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Many of the skills they will develop will be transferrable and will prove to be excellent life skills for the future. For example, they will be taught to explain, describe and analyse effectively. They will learn the importance of effective communication both verbal and non-verbal and its impact.

Reflective practice is a key element of the subject and students will be encouraged to develop an awareness of their own strengths and areas for development to further their career opportunities and to achieve their BEST.

KS4, Years 10 & 11 Heath and Social Care

In Key stage 4, students study the OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Health and Social Care. It is a two year course during which time students study four different units:

Title GLH Method of assessment
Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings 30 Externally set and assessed examination: 1 hour duration.
Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years settings 30 Coursework which is internally assessed prior to external moderation.
Understanding body systems 30 Coursework which is internally assessed prior to external moderation.
Using basic first aid procedures 30 Coursework which is internally assessed prior to external moderation.

The three coursework units all contain an element of practical application which students have to demonstrate and upon which part of their assessment is based, with the remainder being coursework-based. All units carry an equal weighting so are 25% of the overall total marks.

Students have the opportunity to take the examination unit twice, and the highest mark they achieve counts towards their final grade.

The course is equivalent to one GCSE and provides an excellent introduction for anyone who may wish to study Health and Social Care at level 3, either in our 6th Form or at College, or who may wish to apply for an apprenticeship in health, social care or early years settings. This course may also lead on to studying a Level 3 Childcare Course, Level 3 Public Services or Nursing Qualifications.

Proposed structure of the course 2020 -2021

Term 1 Term 2 Term  3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Year 10 R022: Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years’ settings

LO1: Verbal/non-verbal communication. Barriers to communication and how to overcome them.

LO2: Qualities

R021: Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings

LO1: Rights

LO2: Values of care

LO3: Legislation

LO4: Personal hygiene, safety and security

R022: Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years settings

LO3: Plan and demonstrate effective 1-1 and group interactions

Year

11

R021: Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings

LO1: Rights –Re-cap

LO2: Values of care Re-cap

LO3: Legislation

LO4: Personal hygiene, safety and security Re-cap

R022: Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years settings

LO3: Plan and demonstrate effective 1-1 and group interactions

 

R023: Understand body systems

LO1: Structure and function of body systems

LO2: Disorders that affect body systems

LO3: Interpret data from body rates measured

R031: Using basic first aid procedure

LO1: Assess scenes of accidents

LO2: Understand first aid procedures

LO3: Apply basic first aid procedures

 

R021: Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings

 

 

 

Revision

KS5, Years 12 & 13 Health and Social Care

In Key stage 5, students study the Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care (360 guided learning hours (GLH)) and is equivalent to one A level.

The course is two years in duration and involves a combination of examined and coursework units as follows:

Title GLH Method of assessment
Building positive relationships in health and social care 60 Coursework which is internally assessed prior to external moderation
Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care 60 Externally set and assessed examination: 1hour 30 minutes duration
Health, safety and security in health and social care 60 Externally set and assessed examination: 1hour 30 minutes duration
Anatomy and physiology for health and social care 90 Externally set and assessed examination: 2 hours duration
Sexual Health, Reproduction and Early Development Stages 60 Coursework which is internally assessed prior to external moderation
Nutrition for Health 30 Coursework which is internally assessed prior to external moderation

All examinations can be taken up to a maximum of three times, with the highest mark counting.

Proposed structure for 2020 – 2021

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Year 12 Anatomy and physiology for health and social care Health, safety and security for health, social care and child care environments Nutrition for Health
LO1 Cardiovascular system

LO2 Respiratory system

 

LO3 Digestive system

LO3 Digestive system

LO4 Musculo-skeletal system

LO5 Regulatory system

 

 

LO6 Sensory system

 

Revision/exam technique

LO1 Potential hazards

 

LO2 Legislation, policies and procedures

LO3 Roles and responsibilities

 

LO4 How to respond to incidents

 

 

LO1 Nutritional and diet guidelines

LO2 the function of nutrients

 

LO3 Factors which influence nutritional health

LO4 Make recommendations to improve nutritional health

Year 13 Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care Sexual Health, Reproduction and Early Development Stages Building positive relationships in health and social care
LO1 Understand concepts of equality, diversity and rights and how these are applied in the context of health, social care and child care environments

 

 

 

LO2  Understand the impact of discriminatory practices on individuals in health, social care and child care environments

 

LO3 Understand how current legislation and national initiatives promote anti-discriminatory practice in health, social care and childcare environments

 

 

 

LO4 Understand how equality, diversity and rights in health, social care and childcare environments are promoted.

LO1 Understand sexual health and contraception

 

LO2 Understand the importance of pre-natal health and the process of conception

 

LO3 Know the factors which could affect health in pregnancy and the success of the birth

 

LO4 Understand the stages of pregnancy and birth and the post-natal care of the mother

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LO5 Understand the care and development of the baby in the first year of life

 

LO1 Understand relationships in health, social care or child care environments

LO2 Understand the factors that influence the building of relationships

 

LO3 Understand how a person-centred approach builds positive relationships in health, social care or child care environments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LO4 Be able to use communication skills effectively to build positive relationships in a health, social care or child care environment

 

Careers

Candidates achieving this qualification can progress on to higher education on a Health and Social Care related programme such as Health and Social Care, Nursing, Social work or Early Years Studies.

Students who have studied Health and Social Care with us have gone on to become:

Nursery assistants

Health Care assistants

Social Care assistants

Nurses, Midwives

Paramedics in the Armed forces and NHS

Physiotherapists

Managers of Care Homes

Day Care centres and Nursery/Pre-schools

Teachers

Border Force Officers

Dover Harbour Board Police Officers

Fundamental British Values

The Values of Care which underpin all health and social care and early years work have at their core the promotion of individual rights and beliefs, which stem from the UK Government’s adoption of the Human Rights Act. Students who study this subject will learn about key UK legislation that affects health, social care and early years settings including the Human Rights Act and Equality Act which uphold British Values.

Students will learn about the role health and safety plays in protecting everyone in the work place, including employees, service users and visitors and the need to be ever vigilant in order to safeguard those who are vulnerable. They will have the opportunity to discuss ethical dilemmas such as an individual’s right to refuse possible life saving treatment.

Cross-curricular links

The Body Systems unit links with GCSE science as students learn about the structure and function of three body systems. The Anatomy and Physiology unit and Sexual Health, Reproduction and Early Development stages unit links to Science in both KS4 and 5.

Measuring and interpreting data links with maths and science as they will use the data to identify the health of the individual. The First Aid unit links with science as it helps to further demonstrate the importance of the function of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems.  All units have cross curricular links to English as students will be completing written coursework and will have to demonstrate that they can explain, describe and analyse.

Study of the Nutrition unit links to Food technology in KS4 as well as to Maths, as students are required to analyse data.  Skills already developed in English in KS4 will be applied in all units.

Online learning support

www.nhs.org.uk

www.nice.org.uk

www.scise.org.uk

www.HSE.org.uk

www.bbc.co.uk/gcsebitesize/pe/appliedanatomy

www.carequalitycommission.org.uk

www.ofsted.org.uk

www.equalityandhumanrightscommission.org.uk

www.sja.org.uk

www.redcross.org.uk