ealth and Social Care is an option subject at Key Stage 4 and is growing in popularity with the number of students choosing it.
There is a strong emphasis on group work, communication and rights and responsibilities. Part of the course includes a mini work experience in a nursery and a care home, in which they can develop their interpersonal skills and explore the world of work, giving students a more informed choice of career after they leave school.
Miss. Louise Reilly
Health and Social Care Curriculum.
|Year 9||Life Span Development|
|Year 10||Care Values|
Communication in Health and Social Care
|Year 11||Health Promotion Campaigns|
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development
Spiritual DevelopmentSpiritual Education in Health and Social Care allows pupils the opportunity to consider and discuss questions related to the meaning of life, the nature of humanity and the recognition of individual worth. The concepts permeating the study of Health and Social Care develop naturally from the sense of awe and wonder engendered by birth and human development across the life stages.
Moral DevelopmentMoral Education in Health and Social Care involves students recognising and understanding that values and beliefs in what is right or wrong, bad or good, will differ in both individuals and communities. These issues will impact directly on the day to day decisions that have to be made by individuals at all ages. Students develop an understanding of concepts related to equality, diversity and rights in health and social care and are able to gain knowledge of discriminatory practice and means of combating this.
Social DevelopmentSocial Education in Health and Social Care involves students learning to understand and respect different approaches to the decision making processes and how this can be influenced by the society in which they are living in. Opportunities exist to consider questions of group identity, belonging and behavior which directly motivate individuals at different life stages. Throughout Health & Social Care, students develop their social skills working in different groupings, encouraging students to accept one another and learn to work alongside each another as a team.
Cultural DevelopmentCultural Education in Health and Social Care involves students considering the values, attitudes and roles of people in societies and communities. They will learn and respect different approaches to the different life stages, and how these are influenced by the community in which they were born in to and live. Students will develop their understanding of and respect for the different needs people have and the effect it may have on their health and wellbeing.