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Health and Social Care 
SUBJECT LEADER
Mrs L. Weaver
l.weaver@kingsmeadschool.net


SUBJECT VISION
The BTEC Level 2/3 courses are ambitious vocational qualifications designed to ensure our students are Resilient, Innovative, Mindful and Employable. The BTEC qualifications are developed in collaboration with over 5,000 universities, employers and professional bodies with employability at the heart, so our learners will develop the skills and confidence they will need to step into their future. With combined assessment styles of both academic writing and external exams, the qualifications support or students to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and understanding through work-related contexts.

On our Level 2 qualification our students study three components; Human Lifespan Development, Services and Values as well as Health and Wellbeing. This can lead to further study at 6th form on the Level 3 Health and Social Care or Child Development course.
Our Level 3 qualification has both a 1 A Level and 2 A Level equivalent option. Whether you are interested in Nursing, Residential Care or Social Work, our courses will provide you with the chance to study an exciting spectrum of topics containing either 4 or 8 modules. Some of these modules include Human Development , Working in Health and Social Care and Public Health.

KEY STAGE 4

Year 10

Autumn Term
In this term, students will study how people grow and develop over the course of their life, from infancy to old age, this includes physical, intellectual, emotional and social development, and the different factors that may affect them.

Spring Term
Students will use the base knowledge from the previous term to build deeper understanding of elements that may have an impact on human growth and development.

Summer Term
An individual’s development can be affected by major life events, such as marriage, parenthood or moving house, students will learn about how people adapt to these changes, as well as the types and sources of support that can help them.

Year 11

Autumn Term
Students will explore practically, health and social care services and how they meet the needs of real service users. They also develop skills in applying care values. In this term students will look at BTEC case studies and identify the needs of the individual, services that can support the individual and the impact of these services.

Spring Term
Students will now move forwards to physically demonstrate the care values that they were learning about within the previous term.

Summer Term
Students will study the health and wellbeing of individuals. Students will look at a range of different types of physiological data as well as ways that a given individual's can improve their health and wellbeing.

KEY STAGE 5

Years 12 and 13

Autumn Term
Single and Double students will embark on the following units of study;
1 - Human Development.
2 - Working in Health and Social Care.
In addition, double students will also study;
4 - Enquires into Current Research in Health and Social Care.

Spring Term
Single and Double students will embark on the following units of study;
1 - Human Development.
2 - Working in Health and Social Care.
In addition, double students will also study;
4 - Enquires into Current Research in Health and Social Care.
6 - Working in Health and Social Care.

Summer Term
Single and Double students will embark on the following units of study;
1 - Human Development.
2 - Working in Health and Social Care.
12 - Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs.
In addition, double students will also study;
4 - Enquires into Current Research in Health and Social Care.

How does this subject develop the whole child?

Contribution to RSE/LIMB/Pledge
P3 - Have conducted at least one weeks work experience.
P4 - Have experience of conducting online assessment and psychometric assessments.
P5 - Know how to apply for a job and conduct themselves within an interview

Cultural Capital Development
Within the KS4 curriculum students will learn about the different services that are available to service users and the roles and responsibilities of different Health and Social Care professionals.
Students have many opportunities to visit work placement throughout the KS5 curriculum to enrich their understanding of work place settings.

Cross Curricular Links and Projects
We work alongside the Maths and English department within both key stages. We work with English to support extended writing opportunities, this is started with the Word Wheels that we use within our assignment support sessions. We work alongside the Maths department to support the standardisation of maths skills across subjects., this includes working out percentages as well as percentage changes.

Opportunities to develop your Leadership Skills through this subject
Within the subject we offer a range of different ways that students are able to develop leadership skills. This can be done via groupwork activities, leading presentations and work placements. We also have academic coaching implemented for our sixth form students.

Links to developing extended writing, reading and numeracy
In Health and Social care we develop a students extended writing through Assignments, coursework and practice exams. During unit 4 - HSC Research Unit - Students are required to read, evaluate and compare articles. Year 11 students will develop their numeracy skills during component 3 - Health & wellbeing. They will be required to use numeracy when looking at physiological data.

Exam Boards and Links
BTEC Health and Social Care

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