Health & SOcial Care
The Health & Social Care Way
Our subject has a ‘Subject Way’ at the heart of it. Our Subject Way is designed to help students become young subject specialists. The Subject Way has two main purposes:
Firstly, to teach students the vital skills they need to achieve their full potential and gain the very best grades they can. Secondly, to teach students how each subject relates to the wider world, incorporating the life skills they will learn.
It is our belief that knowing how what you learn links to the wider world, brings a subject to life and therefore improves overall understanding and engagement.
Long Term Plans
Term 1: Failings in health and social care
Term 2: Careers in Health and social care
Term 3: Creative and theraputic therapies
Students will explore current issues in health and social care provision, looking at the possible reasons for these.
Students will begin to evaluate the wider impact of current issues within our health and social care provision.
Students will have the opportunity to explore different career opportunities within health and social care provision.
Students will carry out primary research, as part of a career workshop in order to learn about different professionals that work in various parts of health and social care.
Students will apply their knowledge of careers to a case study, creating a care plan to help positively influence health and well-being.
Students will learn about a range of creative activities and therapies that are available in health, and social care settings and understand the physical, intellectual, emotional and social benefits of these.
Term 1: R033: Supporting individuals through life events
Term 2: R033: Supporting individuals through life events
Term 3: R032: Principles of care in health and social care settings
This unit is assessed by a Set Assignment, students will learn about growth and development through the life stages. You will also learn how to understand the needs of individuals who have been affected by life events and how to recommend support to meet their needs.
This term students will prepare for the life stages, factors, and the impact of life events components of their coursework.
For the first half of term 2, students will complete R033 content for their supporting individuals through life events coursework, specifically looking at sources of support when experiencing life events.
In the second half of term, 2 students will complete their set assignment for this unit.
Students will start preparing for their external assessment. In this unit, students will learn about the key topics that are important when caring for and protecting people in health and social care. Students will learn about the rights of service users in health and social care settings.
Term 1: Component 3 Health and wellbeing
Term 2: Component 3 Health and wellbeing
Term 3: Component 2 Health and Social Care Services and Values
Preparing for their external assessment, students will look at both positive and negative factors on an individual’s health and wellbeing.
Students will learn how to interpret health indicators that can be used to measure physiological health, interpreting data using published guidance, such as BMI, peak flow and blood pressure.
Alongside this, students will also learn how to interpret lifestyle data in relation to risks posed to physical health. Specifically risks to physical health associated with smoking, alcohol consumption and leading an inactive lifestyles.
Students will learn the importance of a person-centred health and wellbeing improvement plans.
Learning about the features of health and wellbeing improvement plans and the importance of a person-centred approach that takes into account an individual’s needs, wishes and circumstances, when providing care.
Learners will also explore the obstacles that individuals can face when implementing these plans and how they may be mitigated. Potential obstacles such as; emotional/psychological obstacles, for example a lack of motivation or a low self-esteem. Other obstacles include time constraints such as work and family commitments.
As part of component two, students will explore the health and social care services that are available and why individuals may need to use them.
In addition to this, students will explore barriers to health and social care services that can make it difficult to use these services and how these barriers can be overcome to ensure service users’ needs are being met.
Students will apply this knowledge to a written report.
Our Subjects at KS4