Health and Social Care

This course comprises of 2 units studied over the course of two years.

The aim of unit 1 is to enable learners to develop knowledge and understanding of different aspects of human growth and development across the main life stages.  Learners can explore factors affecting human growth and development and the effects of relationships on personal growth and development.

Unit 1 is externally assessed through a 1 hour 15 minute written examination.  The exam paper consists of multiple choice questions and a series of questions based on case studies and short scenarios which require short to medium length answers.   The exam will be at the end of Year 11.
During unit 2 students will study the range of care needs of major client groups.  They will also look at how health, social care and early years services are provided, accessed and any barriers to accessing these facilities. This unit is assessed under controlled conditions.  A report will be produced which will be based on an investigation of the needs of a service user and how these needs are met by service providers and care practitioners. The task is marked out of 50

EXAM BOARD

The exam board that we are associated with is Edexcel, who will externally assess the unit 1 assessment and moderate the unit 2 portfolios.
For further information go to www.edexcel.com, or follow the hyperlink below.
Edexcel website

EXTRA-CURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES

Throughout the two years we try to have as many guest lecturers to come into class and provide an insight into working in the health and social care sector.  This provides vital skills and knowledge required for the subject and career information for those students who may wish to pursue a career in the subject.
We also try to visit local Health and Social Care providers which the students enjoy.  In previous years we have attended Leicester College taster sessions and Rawlins Community College for an interactive session with specialist equipment to support the aged.  We are hoping to develop a link with a local care home so that we get further insight into care needs.

We have welcomed numerous visitors into lessons including pharmacists, care workers, A Macmillan cancer unit nurse and also people who delivered apprenticeship talks.

BTEC Level 1/2 Health and Social Care Curriculum

BTEC Level 1/2 Health and Social Care is taught over 2 years. Students complete 4 units which leads to an Award which is equivalent to 1 GCSE grade A*-C. The units are Human Lifespan Development, Communication, the Impact of Diet and Health and Social Care Values.
In Human Lifespan Development, we explore human growth and development across different life stages and investigate factors that affect human growth and development and how they are interrelated. Communication helps to investigate barriers to communication in health and social care in order to communicate effectively. In Diet and Health we explore the effects of balanced and unbalanced diets on the health and wellbeing of individuals and in Health and Social Care values you explore the care values that underpin current practice in health and social care.

Assessment is via assignments relating to each unit covered within the course. Assignments are graded in terms of PASS (C), MERIT (B) or DISTINCTION (A) Levels. There is also one 1-hour exam which you will sit in Year 10.

  1. Exam board with link to website
    The exam board is Edexcel. You can visit the website at Edexcel.
  1. Useful websites and sources of support
    There is a textbook in academy which you can use and there are various books and journals in the academy library. There are past papers available on the Edexcel website.
  1. Extra-curricular opportunities

Throughout the two years we try to have as many guest lecturers to come into class and provide an insight into working in the health and social care sector.  It provides vital skills and knowledge required for the subject and career information for those students who may wish to pursue a career in the subject.

We also try to visit local Health and Social Care providers which the students enjoy. In previous years we have attended Leicester College taster sessions, Rawlins Community College for an interactive session with specialist equipment to support the elderly.  We have welcomed numerous visitors into lessons including pharmacists, care workers, Macmillan cancer unit nurse, midwife and also people who delivered apprenticeship talks.

CONTACT US:

Ms Odedra – SOdedra@rushey-rmet.org.uk