Health and Social Care helps young people embrace change, feel positive about who they are and enjoy healthy, safe, responsible and fulfilled lives. Lessons are well-structured with clear and realistic learning objectives with activities that are matched to the lesson aims.
Teachers have high expectations of their pupils, taking their prior experiences into consideration and endeavour to create a learning climate that allows and encourage students to express their views and respect the views of others. Teachers use a range of strategies such as group work, role play and whole class discussion to enhance students learning.
Health and Social Care actively engages students in the processes and procedures associated with the profession and aims to develop learners into effective and independent learners. It encourages students to understand aspects of personal development and health.
What is Health and Social Care?
Health and Social Care is a Key Stage four course aimed at students with an interest in professions such as thecare services (for example social work, youth and community work, probation, housing, counselling or advice work) the health services (for example nursing and midwifery) or the Early Years services (for example nursery nurse, nanny, classroom assistant or early years teacher)
Students undertake the AQA single award GCSE. This consists of two units:
Unit one: Understanding personal development and relationships
External examination: 1 hour 15 mins (70 marks)40%
· Topic: stages of physical growth and intellectual/social/emotional development
Unit two: Health, social care and Early Years provision
· Controlled assessment: 20 hours (80 marks) 60%
· Topic: needs of client groups, access and barriers to provision and work roles
Students are offered support lessons and study plus for the preparation of examinations and for ensuring coursework is completed to the best of the students’ ability.