Health and Social Care

Intent – What are we aiming to achieve through our curriculum?

  • To provide holistic lessons by exploring opportunities that will allow them to understand Health and social care principles.
  • Develop students’ knowledge in the terms health and well-being by identifying what it means and linking it to positive and negative impacts this can have on children, young people, adults young and older
  • Exploring local organisations and career opportunities, understanding the role, service and how they support the local community.
  • To apply students’ knowledge through case studies and health promotion events within the school educating others.
  • To increase resilience and independence through activities that help explore and understand key concepts of the curriculum
  • To develop students’ essential life skills, developing their knowledge and the ‘cultural capital’ they need to succeed in life (personal development) through exploring the role of the professional when working with the health and social care industry.
  • To prepare students for the next stage of their education.
  • To ensure all students complete the Health and Social care option with outcomes that reflect the best of their ability.

Implementation – How are we delivering our curriculum?

  • Students have full access to a broad and balanced curriculum which is differentiated to meet students’ learning needs and styles.
  • Students are taught these exploring a half-termly theme or ‘topic’, allowing the students to generalise and draw links more easily between subjects.
  • The students will explore a variety of therapeutic activities, Healthy lifestyles, physical growth, physical well-being and learn how to help support the health and well-being of others.
  • They will learn about professional working, their responsibilities, and limitations to their role and how to confidently report a situation they are unsure of.
  • The Health and Social care curriculum is designed to develop and build new skills and subject knowledge. The curriculum plans for lots of opportunities for repetition in order to fully embed knowledge, increasing the chance of information recall.

Impact – What difference is the curriculum making to our students?

  • In Health and Social care, the vast majority of students meet or exceed their expected progress, based on their starting points.
  • It will build confidence in their life skills that they would know what to do and how to support others if they choose to work in a Health and Social setting.
  • The very large majority of students are on track to meet or exceed their expected outcomes in Year 11 (BTEC qualifications).
  • When students complete Health and Social care option in year 11, they will have built on the existing qualification in year 10 from the BTEC externally accredited qualifications, or external awards which reflect the pupil’s best ability.
  • Students are well-prepared for the next stage of their education.

Learning Journey

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