Health Sciences

Skill

Health & Social Care and Child Development focus on the knowledge and skills required to work in these sectors. This involves knowing how people develop physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially throughout their life, as well as the values and principles that underpin professional practice such the 6Cs: care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment. Issues such as safeguarding are considered as are the laws, policies and procedures that are put in place to protect both professionals and the individuals being cared for.

Character

Health & Social Care and Child Development are about developing students who care. They are about building respect and tolerance for uniqueness, and an understanding that some people in society are more vulnerable and require compassion and support. They are also about betterment. How can I be better at providing care? How can care make life better for others?

Experiences

At Sixth Form work experience is an important part of the courses to see the theory in practice, and to further develop important skills like communication. Every child will experience completing a report tailored to an individual child, adolescent or adult. Students will experience conducting primary and secondary research, analysing their findings to draw conclusions and make recommendations.

Criticality

There is a key focus on how knowledge can be applied in real life. Is this the best way to provide care for this person? Is this practical? Is it appropriate for their individual needs? It requires students to think about different people’s life experiences and to be able to empathise –to put themselves in someone else’s shoes.

 

  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3

THEME/FOCUS

  Health and social care services and values Health and social care services and values

 

Health & wellbeing examined unit

 

 

Health & wellbeing examined unit

 

Year 10

 

 

 

 

 

Understand the different types of health and social care services and barriers to accessing them

 

Demonstrate care values and review own practice

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of factors that affect health and wellbeing

 

Interpret health indicators

 

Design a person-centred health and wellbeing improvement plan.

 

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how to overcome obstacles relating to health and wellbeing improvement plans

 

 

 

 

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of factors that affect health and wellbeing

 

Interpret health indicators

 

Design a person-centred health and wellbeing improvement plan.

 

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how to overcome obstacles relating to health and wellbeing improvement plans

 

 

 

 

  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3

THEME/FOCUS

  Human lifespan development

&

 

Health and social care services and values

 

Health and Wellbeing exam unit

 

Health and social care services and values

 

 

 

 

Health and Wellbeing exam unit

 

Year 11 Human lifespan development

Understand human growth and development across life stages and the factors that affect it

 

Understand the different types of health and social care services and barriers to accessing them

 

 

Demonstrate care values and review own practice.

 

Investigate how individuals deal with life events

 

Demonstrate care values and review own practice.

 

Investigate how individuals deal with life events

 

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of factors that affect health and wellbeing

 

Interpret health indicators

 

Design a person-centred health and wellbeing improvement plan.

 

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how to overcome obstacles relating to health and wellbeing improvement plans

 

 

 

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of factors that affect health and wellbeing

 

Interpret health indicators

 

Design a person-centred health and wellbeing improvement plan.

 

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how to overcome obstacles relating to health and wellbeing improvement plans

  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3

THEME/FOCUS

Year 12 Yr 12 Unit 1 – Human Lifespan Development (exam)

 

Yr 12 Unit 5 – Meeting Needs (coursework)

Yr 12 Unit 1 – Human Lifespan Development (exam)

 

Yr 12 Unit 5 – Meeting Needs (coursework)

 

Yr 12 Unit 1 – Human Lifespan Development (exam)

 

Yr 12 Unit 5 – Meeting Needs (coursework)

 

  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
THEME/FOCUS
Year 12 Unit 1 – Human Lifespan Development

 

Unit 1 – Human Lifespan Development

Unit 5 – Meeting Needs

Unit 1 – Human Lifespan Development

Unit 5 – Meeting Needs

Fundamentals

 

Yr 12 Unit 1 – Human Lifespan Development (exam)

 

Yr 12 Unit 5 – Meeting Needs (coursework)

Yr 12 Unit 1 – Human Lifespan Development (exam)

 

Yr 12 Unit 5 – Meeting Needs (coursework)

 

Yr 12 Unit 1 – Human Lifespan Development (exam)

 

Yr 12 Unit 5 – Meeting Needs (coursework)

 

  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
THEME/FOCUS
  Unit 2 – Working in HSC (exam)

 

Unit 2 – Working in HSC (exam)

Unit 11 – Psychological Perspectives (course work)

Unit 11 – Psychological Perspectives (course work)
Year 13  

The roles and responsibilities of people who work in the health and social care sector

 

The roles of organisations in the health and social care sector

 

Working with people with specific needs in the health and social care sector

 

 

Yr 13 Unit 2

Working with people with specific needs in the health and social care sector

 

 

Yr 13 Unit 11

In this unit you will: A Examine how psychological perspectives contribute to the understanding of human development and behaviour B Examine the contribution of psychological perspectives to the management and treatment of service users’ specific behaviours C Examine how psychological perspectives are applied in health and social care settings

Yr 13 Unit 11

In this unit you will: A Examine how psychological perspectives contribute to the understanding of human development and behaviour B Examine the contribution of psychological perspectives to the management and treatment of service users’ specific behaviours C Examine how psychological perspectives are applied in health and social care settings