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Health and Social Care

Curriculum intent

In the UK, our publicly funded health and social care system is both a cause of national pride and our largest employer. The Health and Social Care curriculum is designed to allow students to explore the skills and knowledge needed of work in a range of roles but also the ethos behind the desire to provide free health care for all.
It is our intent to provide students with powerful knowledge on human development, factors
which impact on development and the services and professionals who support people with their health and wellbeing. Students will develop the academic skills of application, analysis, evaluation and research. They will also study the key care values and personal attributes required by health and social care practitioners, many of which link directly with Grace Academy’s own core values. Through theory and application to case studies the students analyse the impact of anti-discrimination policies within the sector along with how religious, cultural and personal beliefs can impact on care provided and accessibility to services.
This is a vocational course, which means theory is always applied to a selection of case studies, providing a variety of clinical and moral questions for students to consider and work through. Retrieval practice is built into the curriculum to enable us to link new learning with existing theory to prepare for the examined units and also ensure the synoptic coursework evidences the highest marks possible.
The course will inspire students to strive to achieve their potential and gain positions within the health and social care system where they can make a positive difference in our society.

This term we are studying:



Why this? Why now?

Year 10

Component 2: Health and Social Care Services and Values.

Health and social care services and the barriers some people face accessing them.

Skills, attributes and values in health and social care and the obstacles individuals requiring care may face.

Having completed the Set Assignment for Component 1 at the beginning of this term we start to prepare for the next Set Assignment which will take place in September next academic year


Year 12

Unit 5: Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs.

Enabling those with care and support needs to overcome their challenges.

Communication techniques

Promoting personalisation

Working in multidisciplinary teams

Maintaining confidentiality and managing information.

This term we will complete the coursework we started in February.

Many of the topics studied this term will be revisited for Unit 2 exam preparation next September.

Year 13

Unit 11: Psychological perspectives.

Behaviour of service users in health and social care settings.

Practice in health and social care settings. 

We will be finishing the last piece of coursework during the first half term to complete our course.

Qualification information:

Our Values

We can achieve so much more than we think we can


Success doesn’t happen by mistake


Everyone deserves to feel valued and important


Honesty and doing the right thing are what really counts


Life is better with fresh starts and second chances