health and social care
This is a single award GCSE course. This course provides links with many other subject areas. It builds on students’ knowledge and experiences of Science, Physical Education and Food Technology. However students do not have to be studying these subjects at GCSE level to benefit from the links. Much of the course concentrates on concepts explored in Citizenship about the Government and theories of psychology are also introduced. Students learn about how health and social care provision affects them, their family and society.
In Year 10 students undertake a large piece of Controlled Assessment. This involves visiting a care provider of their choice to research how care is carried out. Twenty-six hours of assessment writing time is provided and most students produce a minimum of 3000- 5000 words in their assessment.
In Year 11 students study what can affect peoples’ growth and development during the life cycle. They will learn how diet, exercise, different relationaships and health impact on self-concept and how clients are supported by others. An examination is taken at the end of the year in June.
Professionals from the care and social sectors are invited in to give lessons. This provides opportunities to interview skilled carers, explore career path options and gain information for assessment purposes. When it is appropriate visits to services are organised.
This course could lead on to the study of Health and Social Care at A Level, childcare courses and then study at university to study medicine, nursing, or other forms of care for clients.
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Miss K Shaw Leader of Health & Social Care k.shaw
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