Waterhead Academy

Health & Social Care

Health and social care at Waterhead Academy develops students into individuals who are more aware of themselves and those who live around them. Health and social care looks at how people develop through their lives, the issues that may affect their development and how they can be supported through the services that are available to them in the NHS and wider area. Studying health and social care allows students to become more aware of the world around them and the people in their families and communities.  The skills that are developed will help them to understand their development, their responses to key events and how they can support others when it is needed. Furthermore, they are encouraged to develop the skills that are needed to care for others, such are maintaining dignity, showing respect and empowering individuals to allow them to be independent.  These skills will be of benefit to all students studying health and social care, even if they do not enter into a career in this sector.

YEAR 7

 

Year 7

Subject knowledge

Taught

 

Child Development 0-5

 

o   Physical and intellectual development

o   Which toys and activities would best help a child’s development

o   Explain why specific activities and toys help a child’s development

 

Rationale

 

 

 

Why are they studying this now?

Have they done anything previously that will help?

Is it building on something they may have done before?

Is it a brand-new concept that will be introduced for the first time?

How will this unit help them with future topics?

 

o    Topics studied link to child development unit 2

o    Topics studied link to components 1 & 3 of health and social care

o    Majority of students can relate to this situation due to home life experiences with siblings or family friends.

o    Children in Yr7 have just left Primary School and have personal experiences that they can relate to and use to develop their learning

o    Health & Social Care is a major employment sector in Oldham & this will support many students in the future, even if they do not choose HSC/CD as option subjects.

o    Many students will become parents in the future and this knowledge will support them to become more aware of what should happen to their own children and how to support them.

 

Students to create a piece of work at the end of the rotation to explain which toys would best help a child’s development and give reasons why.

YEAR 8

  

Year 8

Subject knowledge taught

 

LIFE STAGES OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

o    PIES development

o    Life stages

o    Areas for development at each life stage

 

 

Rationale

 

 

Why are they studying this now?

Have they done anything previously that will help?

Is it building on something they may have done before?

Is it a brand-new concept that will be introduced for the first time?

How will this unit help them with future topics?

 

o    Continues to build on knowledge form year 7 and further links to child development unit 2

o    Continues to build on knowledge form year 7 and further links to components 1 & 3 of health and social care

o    Majority of students can relate to this situation due to home life experience with family members.

o    Health & Social Care is a major employment sector in Oldham & this will support many students in the future, even if they do not choose HSC/CD as option subjects.

 

Students to work on and respond to a case study at the end of the rotation to explain which life stages individuals are in and identify areas of development that may occur for different life stages.

YEAR 9

 

Year 9

Subject knowledge taught

 

CARE VALUES IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

o   Knowledge of care values

o   Knowledge of how care values can be used in health and social care

 

Rationale

 

Why are they studying this now?

Have they done anything previously that will help?

Is it building on something they may have done before?

Is it a brand-new concept that will be introduced for the first time?

How will this unit help them with future topics?

 

o    Continues to build on knowledge form year 7 and year 8.

o    Further links to component 2 and component 3 of health and social care.

o    Introduces foundation concepts that will be further explored in Health and social care component 2 in KS4.

o    Health & Social Care is a major employment sector in Oldham & this will support many students in the future, even if they do not choose HSC/CD as option subjects

o    Many students already care for relatives at home and can use their experiences to support learning.

o    Many students will go on to care for relatives or work in the care sector and this module supports them with this.

 

Students will work on tasks to enable them to create a role play to demonstrate how to care for individuals who cannot fully care for themselves

Year 10

 

 

 

UNIT 2 PORTFOLIO (plus exam components)

Year 10

Subject knowledge taught

 

Child Development

o    PIES DEVELOPMENT

Physical Development – including Gross & Fine motor skills

Intellectual  Development & language development

o    PIES DEVELOPMENT

Emotional Development

Social Development

Portfolio Task

o    OBSERVATION METHODS

o    OBSERVATION METHOD

Portfolio Task

o    Exam practice

 

o    FACTORS AFFECTING DEVELOPMENT

Personal and External factors

Portfolio task

Exam Practice

o    TRANSITIONS

o    TRANSITIONS

Portfolio Task

Exam practice

o    EVERYDAY EXPERIENCES

Portfolio task

o    HOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT

Portfolio task, INCLUIDNG Bibliography

Exam Practice

Rationale

This deepens understanding of physical and intellectual development (year7) PIES development (year 8).  

Also provides knowledge that will support students as they grow, leave school and develop into adults and parents.

This deepens understanding of physical and intellectual development (year7) PIES development (year 8).

Also provides knowledge that will support students as they grow, leave school and develop into adults and parents.

This builds on PIES development and looks at how you can identify the development of a child & look for any developmental issues or patterns.

Supports students who wish to work in childcare settings as provides them with an understanding of the responsibilities of child care workers and how to identify developmental issues.  Also helps to prepare and support them as future parents.

This builds on PIES development from Yr7 & Yr8 HSc modules, as well as observations  in the previous  half term and looks at how different issues in a child circumstances can affect and impact their development.

Also helps to prepare and support them as future parents.

This supports builds prior learning about factors affecting development  and looks at changes that can take place in a child’s life & considers how the changes can impact on a child & how the child can be supported.

This builds on all of the prior leaning this year, as well as the learning from yr7 & yr8  and considers the importance of looking at child development as a whole, not in separate areas, considering the importance of understanding the whole chid and their individual experiences.

Also provides knowledge that will support students as they grow, leave school and develop into adults and parents.

 

Component 1 (plus exam components)

Subject Knowledge taught

 

Health and Social Care

o    PIES DEVELOPMENT
LIFE STAGES

o    Exam Practice

o    FACTORS AFFECTING DEVELOPMENT

o    Physical factors

o    Social & cultural factors

o    Economic factors

o    Exam Practice

o    CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT CA1A

o    LIFE EVENTS

o    Exam Practice

 

o   SOURCES OF SUPPORT

o   Formal & Informal

o   Exam Practice

o    CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT CA1B

 

Resubmission of CA1A

Exam Practice

Preparation for Mock Exam

o    UNDERSTANDING PHYSIOLOGICAL DATA  

Resubmission of CA1

Exam Practice

Preparation for Mock Exam

Rationale

This deepens understanding of physical and intellectual development (year7) PIES development (year 8).  It also builds on the concept of Life stages (year 8) to look at different developments taking place at different times.

This builds on the prior knowledge of Life stages and PIES development  from yr7, Yr8 and half term 1 and considers the impact that different factors can have on aspects on an individual’s life and the impact on areas of development, throughout life stages

This can also support students when moving into the working word, and help them to support others that they may care for.

This looks at how different events in an individuals’ life can affected their PIES development and how the effects can be different throughout the life stages, building on the initial concept of life stages and PIES development.

Students can use real life experiences of themselves or family members to support their learning and enable them to consider the reactions and outcomes that may occur.

This builds on the life events in an individuals’ life and looks at what support is available to individuals at different times and how the support that they access can help them with the situation they face.

Students can use real life experiences of themselves or family members to support their learning and enable them to consider the reactions and outcomes that may occur.

Time is built in for student s to develop their understanding of the exam content that they will face in Yr11.  The subject knowledge for the exam builds on the topics studies in Yr10 & Yr11 and is therefore interwoven as appropriate.  A new exam topic is introduced here to build on prior learning of factors affecting individual’s development and life events to prepare for the mock exam & Yr11 exam. 

Time is built in for student s to develop their understanding of the exam content that they will face in Yr11.  The subject knowledge for the exam builds on the topics studies in Yr10 & Yr11 and is therefore interwoven as appropriate.

Year 11 

 

Year 11

Subject knowledge taught

 

Child Development

o    PREPARTION FOR EXAM  - FIRST SITTING IN OCTOBER

o    Exam preparation

o    Child Care Settings

o    CHILD CARE SETTINGS

o    Portfolio task

o    ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

o    Portfolio task

 

o    WORKING IN CHILDCARE

o    Portfolio task

o    INCLUSIVE PRACTICE

o    Portfolio task

 

 

 

o    PREPARING FOR PLACEMENT

o    Portfolio task

 

o    STUDY SKILLS

o    Portfolio task

o    FINAL EXAM PREPARATION

o    PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT

o    FINAL EXAM PREPARATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rationale

 

 

 

Students now begin to build on knowledge about PIES development in children from yr7, y8 & yr10 to understand the importance when children are being cared for in different settings.  All students sit the exam for the first time in October, so time is built in here for exam preparation. 

Students now begin to build on knowledge about PIES development in children from yr7, yr8 & yr10  to understand the importance when children are being cared for in different settings.  Links clearly to work place and provides a basis for those wishing to move into childcare settings in KS5.

Developing knowledge about good working practices, when working with children building on prior knowledge of the roles and responsibilities you have working in a child care setting from the previous half term. Ensuring students understand the importance and legal requirements for equality, diversity and inclusion.  Links clearly to work place and provides a basis for those wishing to move into childcare settings in KS5.

Developing knowledge about good working practices generally and what is expected in any workplace, developing student’s life skills.

Also looks at study skills and how students can support and help themselves when studying for exams.

Child development final exam is at the beginning of May, just outside the main examination window.

 

Component 2 (plus exam components)

Subject

Knowledge taught

 

Health and Social Care

Exam Preparation

 

o    Health care services

o    Social care services

o    Barriers to services

 

o    CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT CA2A

 

o    CARE VALUES

 

o    CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT CA2B

 

o    CONTROLLED ASSESSSMENT RESUBMISSION

o    FINAL EXAM PREPARATION

 

Rationale

 

 

 

Students build on exam preparation completed throughout Yr10 and develop this further in Yr11.  This continues from the end point in Yr10 and develops retrieval and recall about PIES development, Life stages, Life events and factors affecting development.  Developing knowledge from yr7, yr8 & yr10.

This is the initial topic for Component 2 and develops from the year 9 work on care values.  Students are introduced to different settings where care values can be used and consider what settings do & how they can support the needs of individuals.

Students can use real life experiences of themselves or family members to helps support their learning, as understanding real life situations allows them to discuss services and barriers in depth and with a clear understanding.  This can also be used to help students understand some of the barriers that they may face as they become adults and need to access services for themselves.

Students build on knowledge from Yr9 and the prior learning from health and social care service in the previous half terms s to look at how people are cared for.

This is also important for students who may wish to move straight into employment after yr11 and it develops skills for the working world.

Students may also use real life experiences of caring for others in their families to support their learning.

Students use their knowledge to demonstrate how they would use care values in a setting to look after specific individuals, considering what they would do & why their actions are appropriate.

This forms the basis of CA2B and allows students to develop skills that would be needed in a HSC workplace environment, allowing them to prepare for life after Yr11.  

Students may also use real life experiences of caring for others in their families to support their learning.

Health and Social Care final exam is in the first week of the final examination period.

 

 

 KS5

 

 

Study opportunities at A’level – biology, chemistry, physics, human biology. BTEC qualifications in health and social care or  related subjects.

 

Apprenticeships within childcare or health and social care settings.

 

Careers and skills for life

 

Nursing, paramedic, dentist, physiotherapist, radiographer, health care assistant, dental nurse, child care worker, childminder, nanny, nursery nurse, parent, carer

 

Communication, Problem solving, Self-belief (Including positive attitude, resilience and motivation),Self-management (including using initiative, being organised and being accountable),Team work, report writing, caring skills