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, one of which is
coursework and the other two are 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.
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 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.
Exam Board: OCR
Qualification Title: Health & Social Care (Cambridge Technical) - Level 3 Extended Certificate
Qualification Specification Code: 05831
Qualification Webpage: Click here to visit the OCR webpage for the specification.
Standard Sixth Form entry requirements
The summary of
components is as follows:
• Unit 1: Equality
and Diversity in Health and Social Care - Coursework
• Unit 2: Equality,
Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care – Examination
• Unit 3: Health,
Safety and Security in Health and Social Care - Examination
• Unit 4: Anatomy
and Physiology in Health and Social Care – Examination
• Unit 5: Public
Health – Coursework
• Unit 6: Mental Health Conditions – Coursework
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
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