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Woodbridge High School

Woodbridge High School

Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care and Child Development

                   

The aims of the Health and Social Care Department

  • To nurture an interest in caring skills.
  • To develop  presenting  and communication skills
  • To develop critical thinking skills
  • To encourage students to explore a range of different viewpoints on key issues
  • To transform students into independent learners who will be able to meet the challenges of an ever changing world
  • To encourage students to become confident reflective thinkers

Why study Health and Social Care?

Perhaps the most important reason for studying Health and Social care or Child Development is because you find it to be an interesting and enjoyable subject. 

Child Development

Child Development is assessed via both Exam and Controlled Assessment. The breakdown for assessment is as follows:

Examination: 40% The examination is 1 hour 30 minutes and takes place at the end of Year 11.

This tasks involves choosing

Research Task: 20%

Student will study the following units:

  • Parenthood
  • Pregnancy
  • Development of the Child
  • Diet, Health and Care of the Child
  • Support for the Parent and Child

Health and Social Care 

KS3 and KS4

From Year 9 onwards (OCR Cambridge Nationals Level 2)

Diploma (worth 2 GCSE’S)

8 units:

2 compulsory units: Essential values of care (Exam unit) and Communicating and working with individuals in health and social care and early years settings

6 further units from the following list: First Aid Understanding Life Stages;   Understanding Body systems and Disorders;  Understanding the nutrients needed for Good Health; Creative Activities to support individuals;  Understanding the development and Protection of Young Children

KS5 – AS & A-Level (OCR Cambridge Technical L2)

Extended Certificate= 2 GCSEs

  • 30 credits
  •  2 mandatory units (5 credits each) plus optional units (10 credits each) to total the 30 credits

When completing the Extended Certificate (2 GCSE equivalents), 2 of the following mandatory units must be completed:

  1. Communication in Health and Social Care (5C)
  2. Individual Rights in Health and Social Care (5C)
  3. Individual Needs in Health and Social Care (5C)
  4. Ensuring Safe Environments in Health and Social Care (5C)

Examples of Optional Units are:

  1. Cultural Diversity in Health and Social Care (10C)
  2. Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care (10C)
  3. Health and Social Care Services (10C)
  4. The Impact of Diet on Health (10C)

Grading

Each unit completed will be graded as a pass, merit or distinction. The number of units achieving each grade will determine the student’s overall grade.

Cambridge Technicals Level 3

Diploma = 2 A Levels

  • 120 credits
    • 6 mandatory units (50 credits) plus optional units (70 credits) to total the 120 credits

Extended Diploma = 3 A Levels

  • 180 credits
    • 7 mandatory units (60 credits) plus optional units (120 credits) to total 180 credits

When working towards the Diploma (2 A-level equivalents) the following are mandatory units:

  1. Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care (10C)
  2. Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care (10C)
  3. Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care (10C)
  4. Development Through the Life Stages (10C)
  5. Sociological Perspectives for Health and Social Care (5C)
  6. Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care (5C)

If working towards the Extended Diploma (3 A-level equivalent), in addition to the above 6 units, Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care (10C) is also a mandatory unit.

Examples of Optional Units are:

  1. Caring for Children and Young People
  2. Physiological Disorders
  3. Nutrition for Health and Social Care
  4. Working in the Health Sector
  5. Caring for Older People
  6. Support Work in Social Care
  7. Caring for Individuals with Additional Needs

Contact Head of Health and Social Care