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Health & Social Care

Staffing and Role

Mrs O’Connell

Lead Teacher

Vision statement

Health and Social care is a course that provides a stimulating learning environment in and outside of the classroom. Health and Social Care allows the students to relate their classroom learning to real life circumstances in our local community.  The course allows our students to build on their existing individual characteristics and learn new practical skills while working with professional people in places including nurseries, play schools, day care centres in addition to the internal Virtual Baby programme.  Our vision is to build confident, motivated learners who will learn traits and skills which will be invaluable in their future when working with people.

KS4 curriculum

The course is comprised of three components of study over Years 10 and 11. The work is based around, 2 internally assessed pieces of work which involves a variety of written and practical coursework projects and 1 externally assessed piece of work in the form of an exam. As the course is based on practical experience, we also visit a variety of Health and Social Care settings both for observations witness statements and testimonials.

The units of study would be the following:

Explore- Human Lifespan & development 30% internally assessed

Develop - Health & Social Care Services and Values 30 % internally assessed

Apply - Health & Well being 40% externally assessed

Reading list & useful websites:

Revise BTEC Tech Award Health and Social Care Revision Guide.

Testbourne supplied revision and activities book.

Pearson website for online activities

Extra-curricular activities and educational visits:

Educational visits occur in local nurseries, play schools, junior schools, day care centres, residential homes in addition to the extracurricular Virtual Baby programme.

Quotes from students

“The style of learning has helped to build my confidence and I am really proud of my portfolio of work”.

“I enjoy the opportunities to go and visit places like the Nursery or Day Centre”.

“The virtual Baby simulation was an amazing experience. Thank you!”