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 is assessed via both Exam and Controlled Assessment. The breakdown for assessment is as follows:
- Examination: 50%- Health and Well-Being for Child Development
The examination is 1 hour 15 minutes and takes place in January of Year 11.
The exam covers –
Reproduction, and the roles and responsibilities of parenthood.
Ante Natal care and preparation for the birth
Post-natal care, checks and conditions for development.
How to recognise, manage and prevent childhood illnesses.
- Controlled Assessment 1 : 25% - Understand the equipment and Nutritional Needs of children from birth to 5 years
This tasks involves -
Studying the factors to consider when choosing equipment for babies and young children.
Understanding the nutritional guidelines and requirements for babies and young children.
Investigating and developing feeding solutions for babies and young children.
- Controlled Assessment 2 : 25% - Understand the development of a child from birth to 5 years.
This task involves –
Understanding the physical, Intellectual and social developmental norms from birth to 5 years.
Understanding the benefits of learning through play
Planning different play activities for a chosen developmental area with a child aged 0-5 years.
Carrying out and evaluating different play activities for a chosen developmental area with a child aged 0 – 5 years.
Health and Social Care
KS3 and KS4
From Year 9 onwards (OCR Cambridge Nationals Level 2)
Diploma (worth 2 GCSE’S)
8 units (1 exam 12.5%, and 7 units of coursework 12.5% each):
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 : 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
Foundation Course (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
- Communication in Health and Social Care (5C)
- Individual Needs in Health and Social Care (5C)
- Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care (10C)
- Vocational Experience in Health & Social care (10C)
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.
A 2 week period of Work Experience happens in January/February of the course.
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
Mandatory Units are :
- Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care (10C)
- Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care (10C)
- Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care (10C)
- Development Through the Life Stages (10C)
- Anatomy and Physiology (10C)
- Sociological Perspectives for Health and Social Care (5C)
- Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care (5C)
Optional Units may include:
- Caring for Children and Young People
- Physiological Disorders
- Nutrition for Health and Social Care
- Working in the Health Sector
- Caring for Older People
- Support Work in Social Care
- Caring for Individuals with Additional Needs
100 Hours of work experience is carried out during the course.