Health and Social Care

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Health and Social Care is a part of everyone’s life, no matter what age they are. There is no escape from it even on television with popular modern dramas such as Casualty, ER and Holby City, period dramas such as Call the Midwife and fly on the wall documentaries such as 24 hours in A&E, One Born Every Minute and Midwives.

The term is used to cover a wide range of different areas and establishments. Hospitals, dentists, nurseries, care homes, residential homes and day centres are some of the establishments covered within the subject. There are strong links to biology, nutrition, ethics, law, sociology and psychology within the work covered.

Our health and wellbeing throughout our life is very important and the subject looks at how a range of services are available to support us at all stages of our lives.

Staff

Mrs H Wright | Subject Leader | House Champion | Child Development

The GCSE Curriculum

 

Health and Social Care is offered as a level 2 BTEC qualification at Key Stage 4.

The qualification is fully recognised and the equivalent of a GCSE.

Four units of work are covered and one of these is assessed externally by means of a written exam.

Unit 1 : Human Lifespan Development

This is assessed by means of an external exam.  The work covered includes:

• The different life stages

• Aspects of human growth and development

• Physical factors that affect human growth and development

• Social, cultural and emotional factors that affect human growth and development

• Economic factors that affect human growth and development

• The expected life events that can affect human growth and development

• The unexpected life events that can affect human growth and development

• Understanding how to manage the changes caused by life events

 

Unit 2 : Health and Social Care Values

This is internally assessed.  The work includes:

• Defining and demonstrating  care values

• Investigating ways of empowering individuals who use health and social care services

 

Unit 5 : Promoting Health and Wellbeing

This is internally assessed.  The work includes:

• Exploring the purpose, types and benefits of health promotion.

• Looking at the benefits of health promotion to both the health and wellbeing of the individual and the nation

• Investigating how health risks can be addressed through health promotion

 

Unit 6 : The Impact of Nutrition on Health and Wellbeing

This is internally assessed.  The work includes:

• Dietary intake and food groups

• The long term effects of balanced and unbalanced diets

• Factors influencing the diet of individuals and their associated dietary needs

• Nutritional variation during life stage development

• Considerations for nutritional planning