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Health and Social Care explores the development and care of people throughout the life cycle from conception to later adulthood. The curriculum focuses on areas such as human life span and development which investigates how humans grow and develop through different life stages and how life events can have an impact on development. Students also get the opportunity to increase their knowledge on the professionals that work within the health and social care system and how they work to improve the lives of service users. The course provides the knowledge, skills and opportunities for students to become more understanding and supportive of those around them and become well rounded members of society. It can open pathways that lead on to vocational careers such as nursing, teaching, social work, occupational therapy and mental health services.

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Students can choose the option of either single (one A-level) or double award (two A-levels). The curriculum for allows students to delve deeper into the topics of human lifespan development and what it is like to work in health and social care, as well as looking at the research that underpins it. We also investigate the effectiveness of Health Promotion Campaigns and how services tackle epidemics like COVID-19 and how to overcome the barriers that individuals can have when accessing services. Therefore the subject is extremely relevant to the world around them and equip them with skills and understanding they are able to apply to a wide range of careers. In particular, these qualifications develop knowledge and skills that prepare students to go on to study a wide variety of academic and vocational course in higher education as well as supporting progress on to careers within the health and social care sector.

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Assessment Summary

Health & Social Care Assessment Summary

Both L2 & L3 Health and Social are BTEC awards and are assessed by a combination of coursework and exams.

KS3- Year 9
All students will complete one assessment per half-term. Each assessment will be based on the recent topics covered and be made up of multiple choice and extended answer questions.
A percentage marked piece of work, and graded either Pass, Merit or Distinction.
KS4 (year 10-11)
All students will complete at least one assessment per half-term. These assessments will include multiple choice and GCSE style questions or coursework marking depending on task that half term.
A percentage mark will be awarded and graded either Pass, Merit or Distinction.

KS5 (year 12-13)
All students will complete at least one assessment per half-term. These assessments will include multiple choice and A-level extended style questions or coursework marking depending on task that half term.
A percentage mark will be awarded and graded either Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Y9 Bridging Year

The Year 9 curriculum has been carefully planned to incorporate exciting topics that brings health and social care to life. We have chosen to make the course as interactive as possible and have planned many activities to help this. For example, linking the health promotion unit to the students completing their own form of health promotion by holding a Macmillian Cancer coffee morning. This will allow for students to gain skills in many areas such as organisation and leadership.

During this year students investigate topics which relate closely to the world around them and issues they are passionate about, such as Health promotion, Services and careers, Nutrition, Pregnancy, Celebrating individual differences and Mental health. When carrying out these topics and projects we will cover the basics that underpin Health and Social Care.

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