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Health and Social Care

Key Stage 4 - Study Matrix 2019 - 2020

Rationale

Citizens we are privileged to have access to the National Health Service and other supporting services that allow us ensure we live healthy lives. It is imperative students are aware of how the 7 Care Values are transferable skills that they will adhere to throughout their working lives and when working alongside others and within their families. Through reflective practice of their own actions and performance, we intend to instil values in students that will encourage them to be well-rounded individuals in society with the confidence to develop and realise their career aspirations and to create, thoughtful and caring individuals who will in turn, pass these values on in the future.

Intent

Health and Social Care equips our students to discover the impact of positive and negative human development and how to critically analyse how these factors affect our day-to-day lives. Health and Social Care enables students to explore academically and practically areas that influence how we develop throughout life stages and in turn raise expectations of how we can live successful and healthy lives now and in our future.

Health and Social Care promotes opportunities for students to draw from real life experiences, case studies and opportunities to undertake research to compliment learning and create skills that will be used throughout their lives. Through investigation of health and well-being and how our lifestyle choices effect how healthy we are, students access different resources and external agency advice and guidance that encourages them to talk about areas and raise awareness.

The curriculum gives the opportunities for group discussions to be engaging, promoting time for powerful knowledge and cultural capital to be explored and teenage mind-sets to be broadened.

Implementation

The curriculum within Health and Social Care is based is assessed in two different ways. Component 1 and 2 are assessed through internal assessment, this means students receive assignment briefs that are engaging and are linked to local care homes in Darlington and the real world. The third assessment is an external assessment which is a set task marked by Pearsons. Students have two hours to complete this task and it allows them to bring together what they have learnt in all three units.

Component 1 – Human Lifespans Development

Component 2 – Health and Social Care Services and Values

Component 3 – Health and Wellbeing

The first unit requires students to learn areas of growth and development that contribute to the whole person, including physical, intellectual, emotional and social. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on physical, social and economic factors that are part of everyone’s life. In edition to this they will learn how people through their lives experience life events and how these can have a positive or negative impact on development. The six major life stages throughout human lifespan and then produce a report on an individual; develops over three life stages, of their choice. Component 2 allows students to study care professionals from various settings and how to look after service users. Students must learn the seven care values and how to adopt caring behaviours and practise through role-play at Darlington Manor Care home and working with students in the Academy with EHCP plans. Component 3 combined knowledge, understanding and skills in component 1 and 2 but they must be able to assess an individual’s health and wellbeing based on a case study and design a health and wellbeing plan improvement plan for that individual under exam conditions.

Impact

When students successfully gain this qualification they will have developed a practical understanding of the health and social care sector and students will have a better understanding of whether this is an area they want to continue to study. Health and Social Care will also help students to develop transferable skills and knowledge, such as self-evaluation and research skills, which will benefit them wherever they progress to next. 

Year 1 Year 2
Autumn half term 1 Sequential knowledge and skills Component 1 – Human Lifespan Development
Component 2 – Health and Social Care Services and Values
Assessment content and methods to judge learning PAIR marking question Learning Aim B – Demonstrate care values and review your own practice (CAU)
Autumn half term 2 Sequential knowledge and skills Component 1 – Human Lifespan Development
Component 3 – Health and Wellbeing
Assessment content and methods to judge learning Learning Aim A – Understand human growth and development across life stages and the factors that affect it (CAU) Assessment point 1
Spring half term 1 Sequential knowledge and skills Component 1 –Human Lifespan Development Component 3 – Health and Wellbeing
Assessment content and methods to judge learning Learning Aim B - Investigate how individuals deal with life events (CAU) Actual GCSE exam February 2020
Spring half term 2 Sequential knowledge and skills Component 2 – Health and Social Care Services and Values Recap component 1, 2 & 3
Assessment content and methods to judge learning Pair marking question Resubmissions
Summer half term 1 Sequential knowledge and skills Component 2 – Health and Social Care Services and Values Component 3 – Health and Wellbeing
Assessment content and methods to judge learning Learning Aim A – Understand the different types of Health and Social Care services and barriers to accessing them (CAU) Resit GCSE exam if required
Summer half term 6 Sequential knowledge and skills Component 2 – Health and Social Care Services and Values
Assessment content and methods to judge learning Pair marking