Health & SOcial Care

Long Term Plans

Year 9

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. 

Year 10

Term 1: Component 1 Human Lifespan Development

Term 2: Component 1 Human Lifespan Development

Term 3: Component 2 Health and Social Care Services and Values

Students will learn the expected growth developmental changes that take place in three different life stages; childhood, adolescence and later adulthood. They will cover a range of areas of development including physical, intellectual, language, emotional and social. 


As part of this coursework unit, students will produce a written report that applies their knowledge to one celebrity’s development, providing examples throughout.


Students will learn about how different factors can have a positive or negative impact on an individuals growth and development.

Factors to include examples from the following categories; physical, social, cultural and economic.


Examples of these could include; education, culture/religion, puberty, relationships and bereavement. 


Students will add their knowledge of factors to their written report, focusing on their chosen celebrity. 


Students will learn about major life events that an individual may experience and the different types of support available to them. As part of their coursework students will compare two celebrities experiencing the same life event, in different ways. Exploring how the chosen life event can impact on their development.

As part of their second component, students will be learning about the fundamental care values that are promoted by health and social care staff and services.

For example, they will be learning about ways health and social care professionals
support individuals to maintain their rights and the importance of the
values of care being promoted, generating a range of examples, for a number of health and social care settings.

Students will use their knowledge of health and social care values to plan and take part in two role plays. The role play will demonstrate the students’ knowledge of how to effectively use the care values. Following the role play, students will complete a written document that evaluates their role play.


Year 11

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.