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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:

Year

Topic(s)

Why this? Why now?

Year 10

Human Lifespan Development

Learners will explore different aspects of growth and development and the factors that can affect this across the life stages. They will explore the different events that can impact on individuals’ physical, intellectual, emotional and social (PIES) development and how individuals cope with and are supported through changes caused by life events.

In his half term you will be completing your Pearson Set Assignment for Component 1. There are 4 tasks to complete. 

Week 2: Task 1

Week 3: Task 2

Week 4: Task 3a

Week 5: Task 3b

Year 11

Human Lifespan Development

Learners will explore different aspects of growth and development and the factors that can affect this across the life stages. They will explore the different events that can impact on individuals’ physical, intellectual, emotional and social (PIES) development and how individuals cope with and are supported through changes caused by life events.

After your January exam you will be improving your Component 1 Set Assignment marks. There are 4 tasks to complete. 

Week 2: Task 1

 

Week 3: Task 2

Week 4: Task 3a

Week 5: Task 3b

 

Year 12

Promoting equality, diversity and preventing discrimination 

Skills and personal attributes required for developing relationships with individuals

Empathy and establishing trust with individuals

Ethical issues and approaches

Legislation and guidance on conflicts of interest, balancing resources and minimising risk

Enabling individuals to overcome challenges

Promoting personalisation

Communication techniques

After your January exam we will be working on Unit 5. This is a coursework unit, you will learn about the values and principles of meeting care and support needs and look at some of the ethical issues that arise when personalising care. You will examine factors that can impact the professionals who provide the care and support, and the challenges that must be overcome to allow access to good quality care and health services.

Year 13

Principal psychological perspectives as applied to the understanding of development and behaviour

Application of psychological perspectives to health and social care practice

Contribution of psychological perspectives to the understanding of specific behaviours

Factors that affect human development and specific behaviours

Contribution of psychological perspectives to the management of behaviours

Contribution of psychological perspectives to the treatment of behaviours

After your January exam we will be working on Unit 11. This is a coursework unit, you will learn about the different psychological perspectives that have been put forward

and how these approaches have influenced thinking and practices in meeting and supporting service user needs. You will explore some key ideas that will give you a good understanding of how the mind develops, and the factors that influence development and behaviours. 

Qualification information:

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-nationals/health-and-social-care-2016.html

Our Values

LIMITLESS POTENTIAL 
We can achieve so much more than we think we can

INTENTIONAL EXCELLENCE

Success doesn’t happen by mistake

MUTUAL RESPECT

Everyone deserves to feel valued and important

GENUINE INTEGRITY

Honesty and doing the right thing are what really counts

AMAZING GRACE

Life is better with fresh starts and second chances