Health & Social Care
Head of Social Sciences
Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care
The Subject Way
Our subject has a ‘Subject Way’ at the heart of it. Our Subject Way is designed to help students become young subject specialists. The Subject Way has two main purposes:
- Firstly, to teach students the vital skills they need to achieve their full potential and gain the very best grades they can. Secondly, to teach students how each subject relates to the wider world, incorporating the life skills they will learn.
- It is our belief that knowing how what you learn links to the wider world brings a subject to life and therefore improves overall understanding and engagement.
At Rawmarsh Community School we aim to ensure our Health and Social Care curriculum is designed to sequence learning and embed the key skills that are required to develop curious students into competent individuals with a sound knowledge base of development or individuals across the life span as well as health and social care settings and the practices within them.
Our curriculum empowers students to develop their interest around a wide range of interlinking themes within the health and social care world that expose students to a wider world beyond that of the local community. Within our local community we work closely with the local residential care home to expose students to real life health and social care settings and work with the careers team to get our students work based experience if requested to enhance tnges of the world beyond school. Our curriculum empowers students to develop their interest around a wide range of interlinking themes that expose students to a wider world beyond that of the local community. Our one-year Key stage 3 Year 9 curriculum introduces students to knowledge and skills that are needed in Health and Social Care and our 2-year Key Stage 4 curriculum builds on new learning and ensures that we nurture student’s skills for learning so they develop over time. Our intention is to develop a curriculum that helps students develop into well rounded human beings ready and able for the challenge to develop over time. Moving from L1 through to L2 distinction level. We give all students the opportunity to reach their highest potential and differentiate learning down where necessary to support students and foster learning.
The removal of barriers
The Health and Social Care curriculum allows students to develop their Literacy skills. Students will have the opportunity to develop their Oracy skills in every lesson when answering questions or engaging in class discussions. All students have the opportunity to take part in role plays to practice and demonstrate vital skills such as communication skills. Students will be given key vocabulary to support their learning and there will be reciprocal reading based around Health and Social Care topics.
Developing skills for learning
Throughout the Health and Social Care curriculum students will develop creative skills by applying knowledge to different scenarios. Students will also be learn to recall information and apply them to different situations such as case studies. Students also have to create health and care plans for different case studies. As part of Health and Social Care pupils practice divergent thinking when applying knowledge to different scenarios as well as understand a person cantered approach.
Fostering of personal attributes
Aspects of the Rawmarsh Way are built into the Health and Social Care curriculum. Students will develop independence skills by undertaking and completing assignments. Independence and Resilience skills will also be developed by students learning how to develop their ideas. Overall, students will be able to develop fundamental Health and Social Care skills which will allow them to be responsible citizens in and out of Rawmarsh Community School.
Enriching student experiences and broadening their horizons
Students are given a range of opportunities to broaden their horizons in the Health and Social Care curriculum. Students will get the opportunity to hear from real practitioners such as various job roles in the NHS. Students also will get practical experience through the use of demonstrations and practical activities. All students will also get the opportunity to take part in the annual Step into the NHS competition as part of a Year 9 topic of study.
In Year 9 our students are introduced to the key topics and understanding in Health and Social Care. They start by learning about Human Development over time focussing on Physical, Intellectual, Emotional and Social development. They then investigate how different factors can impact Human Development. Students are then given the opportunity to research careers within the NHS and create an advert to teach others about their chosen career. Students also get to investigate different health conditions and learn about the impact these can have on Health and Wellbeing and learn about different sources of support.
Our Subjects at KS4