Trinity High School

Health & Social Care

Staff and responsibility

Mrs Green
Course Leader

Mrs A Cadman
Teacher of Health & Social Care

Health & Social Care

Provides a more vocational perspective and offers students the chance to obtain a qualification that meets both their individual aptitudes and interests.  It prepares them for higher education or the world of work; opening up career opportunities in areas such as childcare, nursing, mental health and counselling.

Health & Social Care involves working with a whole range of people in a variety of different situations, such as working with children or people with special needs, caring for the elderly or looking after patients in hospital. In order to understand the nature of Health & Social Care, learning is applied to a range of work-related contexts. This is achieved through a variety of practical approaches such as case study analysis and research. A number of guest speakers are invited into the faculty to enrich study and introduce real life scenarios. Work experience visits are an integral aspect of the learning experience.

KEYSTAGE 4- HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE - New course from September 2017

Exam Board and entry requirements

OCR Cambridge Nationals Level 1/2 Certificate

Course Content
Students study four units of work.

Year 10

Unit R022 - Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years settings - Coursework

Unit R027 -Creative activities to support individuals in health, social care and early year's settings - Coursework.

Year 11

Unit R021: Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings — Written examination.

Unit R029: Understanding the nutrients needed for good health - Coursework

Assessment

Three units are coursework portfolio's where students demonstrate their understanding and apply learning to a vocational context. All of these have a practical element to them. The final unit is a written examination. This tests students underpinning knowledge through a series of stepped questions. Each unit contributes to the final grade. Which can be a Pass Merit or Distinction at Level 1 or Level 2.

KEYSTAGE 5 - HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE (from September 2017)

Exam Board and entry requirements OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical
Course Outline

Four units require students to produce portfolios while the other two are tested through an external examination. The external examination questions are short answers, stepped, structured or open responses. The course provides an opportunity to focus on a range of client groups including Early Years Education. Each unit completed generates a score. These scores are then aggregated to determine the final grade for the course.

Course Content
Year 12

Unit 1 Building positive relationships in health and social care — Portfolio

Unit 2 Equality & Diversity & Rights in health and social care - Examination Unit 3 Health, Safety & Security in health and social care - Examination Year 13

Unit 4 Anatomy & Physiology for health and social care - Examination

Unit 10 Nutrition for Health - Portfolio

Unit 13 Sexual Health, Reproduction and Early Development stages — Portfolio
 

(These are the proposed units of study at A2 although students may opt to study other portfolio units).

Assessment

In year 12 students take two examinations one in January and one in June. A third coursework portfolio is submitted for moderation in June. These three units generate a score which is aggregated together, enabling the student to achieve a Certificate with a PASS, MERIT, DISTINCTION or DISTINCTION *. In Year 13,it is two portfolio's and one examination which lead to an Extended Certificate at PASS, MERIT, DISTINCTION or DISTINCTION *

Key Stage 5 - Health & Social Care

Content
Most of the units require you to investigate health and social care settings.  Where possible this is done through visiting speakers and work placement visits.

A2 UNIT 10    Care Practice and Provision
A2 UNIT 11    Factors and Theories of Human Development - Exam
A2 UNIT 13    Child Development       

Assessment
Four units require you to produce portfolios while the other two are tested through an examination.  The external examination questions are short answers, stepped, structured or open responses.   Each unit completed generates a score.  These scores are then aggregated to determine the final grade for the course.

Exam success
100% Pass rate at A2 for last 3 years

Contribution to SMSC
Social – Develop the principles of care and values that underpin all care work with clients.  Students examine the principles of working in a range of social environments.
Moral – Moral values are examined and tested through coursework application and the examination.  Students are encouraged to discuss how clients may have different moral values.
Spiritual – Human behaviour is examined.
Cultural - Examine issues which affect the nature and quality of human life, including an appreciation of diversity and cultural issues.

 

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