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Health and Social Care

Subject Mission Statement

Our course enables students to learn about the 3 main strands of health care, social care and childcare. Students develop knowledge and understanding in a broad range of mandatory and optional units through case studies and research.


There are six modules over a two year course. In Year 1 we cover three units, two of which is coursework and the other which is examination based. In Year 2 one unit is examination based and the other two are coursework. There will be opportunity for work experience placements during the course.

KS5 Intent Statement

Our KS5 curriculum is matched to our student
intake profile and offers a platform for vocational studies in a Level 3
Cambridge Technical qualification.

The qualification provides students with a
broad range of topics within health care, social care and childcare. It
promotes opportunities for students to draw from case studies in set assignments and opportunities
to undertake research to compliment learning and create skills that will be
used throughout their lives. These skills encourage students to begin to
challenge the way they perceive the world we live in. Furthermore, highlighting
how human relationships, physical environments and socioeconomic status may
influence how they develop.

Literacy is promoted through extended writing,
combined with the use of challenging key subject terminology of the 3 areas of
health and social care. Progress made is regularly identified in learning
through tracking and celebrated by sharing best work and by rewarding it
through the rewards policy

The KS5 curriculum inspires and engages
students whilst also equipping them with cultural capital successfully
broadening horizons and preparing them for progression at 18, and for their
future life as learners, employees and informed citizens in the field of health
and social care.

Through KS2 primary links students participate
in events that develop their communication and evaluation skills.

Opportunities are available for students to
develop into future leaders through subject ambassador roles and further
promoting their subject at open evening and 6th form taster days.

Qualification Details

Exam Board: OCR
Qualification Title: Health & Social Care (Alternative Academic Qualification) - Level 3 Extended Certificate
Qualification Specification Code: H125
Qualification Webpage: Click here to visit the OCR webpage for the specification.

Entry Requirements

Standard Sixth Form entry requirements

What will I study in this qualification?

The summary of components is as follows:

 Unit Fo90 - Principles of health and social care - examination

• Unit Fo92 - Person-centered approach to care - coursework

• Unit Fo93 - Supporting people with mental health conditions - coursework

• Unit Fo91 - Anatomy and physiology for health and social care - examination  

• Unit Fo94 - Supporting people with long-term physiological conditions - coursework 

• Unit Fo97 - Supporting healthy nutrition and lifestyles - coursework 

Possible Career Paths

Midwifery or Nursing degrees, Psychology or Sociology degrees, Apprenticeships working in nurseries and residential homes (elderly and people with disabilities), Youth Work and Social Work. Learners will develop transferable skills that are vital in Further and Higher Education as well as in the workplace. They will also be able to use the knowledge and understanding learnt in Health and Social Care and apply this in the workplace. Health and Social Care is a vocational subject so the skills learnt can be applied to the Health and Social Care work place immediately.

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