Subject: Health and Social Care
Members of staff: Mrs L Mirley – Subject Leader
Subject Overview:

Health and Social Care is an interesting, relevant and exciting subject. It relates to the day to day life of an individual and the developmental changes over the course of their life. It highlights the role of health and social care professionals in various care services and how they can promote vital care values to their clients. Another component we cover is health and wellbeing investigating ways in which we can lead a healthy lifestyle and how best to promote this.

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 as an option subject to be completed in years 10 & 11.

Key Stage 4
Content: Year 10: Year 11:
Autumn Term 1: Human Lifespan and development – Component 1A

Life stages

PIES

Fine and Gross Motor skills

PIES development in infancy and early childhood

2 weeks to make changes to assignment (Component 2A)

Health and Wellbeing – Component 3 – Externally assessed exam

Diet, exercise and health.
Personal hygiene, social interactions and stress.

Willingness to seek help or access services.
Financial resources

Environmental conditions

The impacts of life events relating to changes in life circumstances

Autumn Term 2: Human Lifespan and development – Component 1A – CONTINUED

PIES development in adolescence and early adulthood

PIES development in middle and later adulthood
Factors affecting development

Physical
Lifestyle
Social and Cultural
Relationships and Isolation
Economic

Assessment – Component 1A to be completed

Health and Wellbeing – Component 3 – Externally assessed exam – CONTINUED

Health indicators

Pulse rate/recovery rate

Blood pressure

Peak flow

Body Mass Index

Interpreting lifestyle data

Spring Term 1: Life Events – Component 1B

Impacts of life events
Expected/unexpected

Physical events
Relationships changes
LIfe circumstances

Health and Wellbeing – Component 3 – Externally assessed exam – CONTINUED

Exam practice/Revision

Externally assessed exam to be sat in February. Resit in May.

Spring Term 2: Life Events – Component 1B – CONTINUED

Dealing with life events
Adapting to change
Types of support
Informal support
Professional support

Assessment – Component 1B to be completed

Health and Social Care services and values. – Component 2B

Demonstrating care values in a practical setting

Empowering and promoting independence

Respect for others

Maintaining confidentiality

Preserving dignity

Effective communication

Safeguarding and duty of care

Summer Term 1: Health and Social Care services and values. – Component 2A

Different types of care services for a range of ages.
Primary care
Secondary Care
Tertiary Care
Allied Health Professionals
Services available for different people
Informal care

Health and Social Care services and values. – Component 2B

Complete practical element of component 2B – demonstrating care values.

Reviewing own application of care values

Receiving Feedback

Using feedback

Summer Term 2: Health and Social Care services and values – Component 2A – CONTINUED

Barriers accessing these services.
How these can be overcome
Assessment – Component 2A to be completed

Revision Links for GCSE Course:

 

How can parents support their child’s progress in this subject?

  1. Encourage your child to attend coursework catch up sessions and revision sessions that are available after school.
  2. Encourage and support your child in completing homework set. This will be published on class charts along with the due date which will be available for you to view.
  3. Help and support your child in completing practice exam papers along with key terms.
Extra-Curricular Activities:

  1. Coursework catch up sessions and exam revision sessions available every Monday and Tuesday after school.
  2. Work experience – TBC – awaiting responses
  3. Career Talks – Various professionals from a range of different care services (Paramedic – confirmed – Nursing/midwife TBC)