Health and Social Care

Head of department: Mr A Monk

Overview - Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care is an option in the Health and Movement block of Key stage 4. 
 

Year 9

Getting to know the syllabus.

What does Health and Social Care mean?

Unit One

Human Development; ages and stages, coping with life events; expected and unexpected life events, influencing factors; self-concept, genetics, diet and disease.

Students will practise long answer essays and research methods in preparation for coursework completion in Years 10 & 11.

Year 10 & 11

Over the two years students study two units with one external examination and one coursework portfolio:

Unit One (revision and reinforcement)

Human Development; ages and stages, coping with life events; expected and unexpected life events, Influencing factors; self-concept, genetics, diet and disease. Assessed by an external examination.

Unit 2

Needs and services; access and barriers to services.  Job roles and skills; funding, principles of care and codes of practice. Assessed by coursework portfolio.

Homework

Set weekly with  expectations of independent research to support coursework  preparation’  SAM Learning activities to act as revision. Essays to practise extended writing for long answer questions.

Enrichment

Visits from various client groups, speakers from different areas of the Health and Social Care sectors, trip to improve team communication skills.
 

Additional information

Exam Board information:  http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/health-and-social-care/gcse/health-and-social-care-4820

Careers and Further study

The course contains a wide variety of transferable skills.  The Health & Social Care sector is one of the largest employment sectors in the UK.  Learning gained throughout the course can be utilised in more obvious roles such as Doctors or Nurses but would be equally relevant to careers such as a Barrister or Radiologist.