|Subject||Health & Social Care|
|Members of staff||Jennifer Bruce – Curriculum Leader, Hanna Brown – Subject Teacher, Lynn Patterson – Teacher, Ami Gascoigne – Subject Teacher, Amanda King – Subject Teacher, Carol Bradwell – HSC Technician|
Health and Social Care is an interesting, relevant and exciting subject. It relates to day to life and how people grow and develop over the course of their life. It also considers the role of health and social care professionals in supporting their clients and we also study health and wellbeing. It covers a vast range of key topics and promotes collaborative learning, discussion, problem solving, debate and an awareness of current issues in health. This course is offered to students in Years 9 – 13.
|Key Stage 3|
|Content||Year 7||Year 8|
|Autumn term 1||
Health & Social Care is a Key Stage Four and Key Stage Five subject.
|Autumn term 2|
|Spring term 1|
|Spring term 2|
|Summer term 1|
|Summer term 2|
|Key Stage 4
BTEC Level 2 Technical Award HSC
BTEC Level 2 Technical Award HSC
|Autumn term 1||Human Lifespan and development.
Development at infancy and early childhood.
Importance of play.
Primary socialisation, starting school and bullying.
|Health and Social Care services and values.
Different types of care services for a range of ages.
Main focus on early years and older adults.
|Life Stages and Life Events
Controlled Assessment – Job Roles and Care Values
|Autumn term 2||Development at Adolescence.
Self-concept, Peer pressure and Education.
Effects of alcohol, drugs and smoking.
|The different types of barriers to services.||Controlled Assessment – Client Needs and barriers.
Revision – Self Concept and Life Events.
|Spring term 1||Development at Adulthood.
Empty Nest syndrome.
|The Care Value base and how it is used within a
Health and Social Care setting.How health services use feedback.
|Controlled Assessment – Evaluation.
Revision – Relationships and types of support.
|Spring term 2||Factors that affect development.
Relationships and isolation.
|Health and Wellbeing.
Diet, exercise and health.
Personal hygiene, social interactions and stress.
Willingness to seek help or access services.
|Exam Preparation – Revision
Factors affecting Growth and Development
PIES and needs.
|Summer term 1||Economic factors that affect development.
Different types of life events that are unexpected and expected.
|The impact of a range of life events.
Health indicators and interpreting data relating to smoking,
|Exam Preparation – Revision|
|Summer term 2||Different types of support.
Adapting to change.
|Target setting for a person’s health.
Sources of support
Implementing plans and obstacles the person may face.
|Revision & Final Examination|
|Revision links for GCSE course
● Students will be provided with a revision guide.
|How can parents support their child’s progress in this subject?
● Encourage your child to attend after school or lunchtime clubs
● Test students on subject specific language and key terms
● Encourage students to complete past questions and read relevant articles. These will be shared through our Department Facebook Page.
● Coursework Clinic – Lunchtimes and Wednesday and Thursday afterschool
● Home Learning Club – Wednesday lunchtime and afterschool
● Visiting Speakers – Teesside University – Nursing, Midwifery and Occupational Therapy.