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To provide stimulating and varied learning experiences to enable the students to understand the values of care used when in health and social care environments.
To encourage and inspire students to understand the needs of others and how society must meet those needs.
To develop research skills as well as becoming independent learners.
Mrs L Payne – Teacher of Health and Social Care/ Sixth Form Professional Tutor
Mrs D O’Brian – Teacher of Health and Social Care
Mrs L Tingley – Teacher of Health and Social Care
Mrs A Hill – Teacher of Health and Social Care/HOY 9
Overview of KS4 Health and Social Care
Exam Board: OCR
There are 4 units in the Cambridge National course. Each one is worth 25% of the final grade.
Unit RO21 Essential Values of Care for use with individuals in care settings (examined)
Unit R022 Communication and working with individuals in Health, Social Care & Early Years setting
Unit R025 Understanding life stages (coursework)
Unit R028 Understanding the development and protection of young children in an early years setting (coursework)
Overview of KS5 Health and Social Care
Exam Board: OCR
The qualifications earn UCAS points and are graded as Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction*.
Introductory Diploma (equivalent to 1 A level)
7 units which are assessed on coursework and externally moderated
The units cover topics: effective communication/ equality, diversity and rights/ health safety and security/ safeguarding/life stages development/anatomy and physiology for health and social care/sociological and psychological perspectives in health and social care.
Diploma (equivalent to 2 A levels)
12 units which are assessed on coursework and externally moderated
The units cover topics - in addition to those above: dementia care/ physiological disorders/caring for older people/ creativity in children and young people/ support work in social care.
Students are given lists of relevant and up to date links in their unit handbooks.