Health and Social

Curriculum Aim:

  • To recruit and retain students on social science courses so they develop knowledge and understanding of specific social sciences courses so they have greater understanding of themselves and the world around.
  • To ensure teaching follows the principles of effective instruction so that all students are both supportive and challenged.
  • To offer learning environment’s that are supportive and productive.
  • To ensure assessment is integral to learning and students can use feedback on internal assignments and exam preparation to progress knowledge and skills.
  • To follow the Catholic mission of the school to ensure lessons follow Gospel values and Catholic life.

Curriculum Journey:

Year 10

Unit R033 (Mandatory) – Supporting individuals through life events.

This is the first unit of work we deliver on selecting Health and Social Care. In this unit of work, students will learn about growth and development through the life stages and how the needs of individuals have been affected by life events and recommend support to meet their needs. OCR set an assignment which is centre assessed and moderated by OCR.

Topics include:

  • Growth and development through a life stage.
  • Life events and sources of support for individuals.
  • Impact of life events on individuals.
  • Sources of support – research and recommend support to meet individual needs.

Unit R035 (Optional) – Health promotion campaigns.

In this unit students will research health promotion campaigns and learn about their benefits to society. A health campaign will be planned and delivered. OCR set an assignment which is centre assessed and moderated by OCR.

Topics include:

  • Current public health issues and the impact on society.
  • Factors influencing health.
  • Plan and create a health promotion campaign.
  • Deliver and evaluate a health promotion campaign.

Year 11

Unit R032 (Mandatory) – Principles of care in health and social care settings.

In this unit students will learn about the key topics that are important when caring for and protecting people in health and social care settings. This final unit of work is assessed by a 1 hour 15-minute written examination, set and marked by OCR.

Topics include:

  • The rights of the service users in health and social care settings.
  • Person-centred values.
  • Effective communication in health and social care settings.
  • Protecting service users and service providers in health and social care settings.

Key Stage 5

For those students who choose to continue Health and Social Care, STM continue the pathway to Cambridge Technicals Level 3.

Year 12

Unit 1 (Mandatory) – Building Positive Relationships in Health and Social Care. This is an OCR set assignment which is centre assessed and moderated by OCR.

Unit 2 (Mandatory) – Equality, diversity and rights in Health and Social Care. This unit of work is assessed by a written examination, set and marked by OCR.

Unit 3 (Mandatory) – Health, safety and security in Health and Social Care. This unit of work is assessed by a written examination, set and marked by OCR.

Year 13

Unit 4 (Mandatory) – Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Social Care. This unit of work is assessed by a written examination, set and marked by OCR.

Unit 14 (Optional) – The impact of long-term physiological conditions. This is an OCR set assignment which is centre assessed and moderated by OCR.

Unit 24 (Optional) – Public Health. This is an OCR set assignment which is centre assessed and moderated by OCR.

Extra-curricular Information:

  • Coursework Catch-up/revision sessions during period 6 of year 11.
  • Several tasks require students to arrange and carry out interviews with practitioners, service users, parents etc. A visit to an Early Years care setting would be extremely beneficial, but would need to be arranged independently.

Subject Leader:

Ms A. Hawkins

Additional help/support/links:

Parents and carers can support their child by monitoring the completion of homework on a weekly basis as well as revising key topics for all assessments. Wider reading around different topic areas is strongly encouraged to develop a greater sense of Health and Social.