Our health and social care curriculum provides an introduction to the health and social care sector. It will allow our students to understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of the rights of individuals, person centred values, effective communication and how to protect individuals in health and social care settings.
Students will draw on their knowledge and skills gained in their KS3 curriculum and apply this to everyday scenarios and work contexts within the Health and Social Care sector. In year 10 they will research a range of creative activities and therapies that are available in health, and social care settings and the physical, intellectual, emotional and social benefits of these. As part of their assessment they will plan and deliver a creative activity with an individual or group and evaluate their planning and delivery. They will explore life stages and the factors that affect them, expected and unexpected life events and the impact they will have on physical, social/emotional and socio-economic aspects in an individual’s life. As well as the service providers and practitioners that can support individuals during these events.
In Year 11 they will build upon the knowledge they acquired in the previous year by studying the importance of the rights of service users, effective communication skills, person-centred values and how to apply them when providing care and support for service users in health and social care settings. They will also explore the procedures and measures used to protect individuals in health and social care settings, such as safeguarding, hygiene and security.