Ralph Thoresby School

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Health and Social Care

The Health and Social Care department offers BTEC level 2 (KS4) and level 3 (KS5) courses. Our dedicated classroom offers computer based learning along with space for table/group work. The department consists of 4 members of staff, Miss. Thomas (HOD), Mr. Richardson (Acting HOD), Mr. Vernon and Mrs. Fink. The department is a very successful department with students making and often exceeding target grades in both KS4 and KS5. Last academic year 2017/2018, our KS5 provision came out as being in the top 5% in the country, a success the department prides itself on.

Links to SMSC and British Values

Democracy

Rule of Law

Tolerance and Respect

Individual Liberty

Courses available to take at KS4 and KS5:

  • KS4: BTEC Tech Award in Health and Social care
  • KS5: BTEC Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care & BTEC National Diploma in Health and Social Care
  • Year 9 Overview
    • 01

      Course Topic(s)

      Nutritional Health

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      1. Explore the effects of balanced and unbalanced diets on the health and wellbeing of individuals
      2. Understand the specific nutritional needs and preferences of individuals.

      Assessment

      Written Assignment

    How can I support my child?

    Revision materials/support for any exams: No revision materials are needed for Year 9 study

     

    Equipment required: Large lined notepad, plastic wallets, folder, pens and pencils.

     

    Regular activities to undertake: Reading snippets from the textbook in order to consolidate learning after lesson time.

     

    Homework Information

    Homework is research based and is set at specific times as required during the project. There will also be various times when individual homework tasks are required depending on the individual students project. This is reliant on the students being independent, organised and focused.  This crucial homework will enable them to develop their work.

    Research should be primary and secondary source materials.

  • Year 10 Overview
    • 01

      Course Topic(s)

      Health and Social Care Services and Values

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      Understand the different types of health and social care services and barriers to accessing them

      Assessment

      PINS

    • 02

      Course Topic(s)

      Health and Social Care Services and Values

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      Understand the different types of health and social care services and barriers to accessing them

      Assessment

      PINS

    • 03

      Course Topic(s)

      Health and Social Care Services and Values

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      Understand the different types of health and social care services and barriers to accessing them

      Assessment

      Written Assignment

    • 04

      Course Topic(s)

      Health and Social Care Services and Values

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      Demonstrate care values and review own practice

      Assessment

      PINS

    • 05

      Course Topic(s)

      Health and Social Care Services and Values

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      Demonstrate care values and review own practice

      Assessment

      PINS

    • 06

      Course Topic(s)

      Health and Social Care Services and Values

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      Demonstrate care values and review own practice

      Assessment

      Written Assignment

    How can I support my child?

    Revision materials/support for any exams: No revision materials are needed for Year 9 study

     

    Equipment required: Large lined notepad, plastic wallets, folder, pens and pencils.

     

    Regular activities to undertake: Reading snippets from the textbook in order to consolidate learning after lesson time.

     

    Homework Information

    Students will be expected to complete a series of PINS assessments, along with two substantial pieces of coursework. These two substantial pieces of coursework will contribute to their overall final grade.  These can be used to measure how well they are doing against their target grades.

  • Year 11 Overview
    • 01

      Course Topic(s)

      Health and Wellbeing

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of factors that affect health and wellbeing
      2. Interpret health indicators
      3. Design a person-centred health and wellbeing improvement plan
      4. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how to overcome obstacles relating to health and wellbeing improvement plans

      Assessment

      PINS Assessment

    • 02

      Course Topic(s)

      Health and Wellbeing

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of factors that affect health and wellbeing
      2. Interpret health indicators
      3. Design a person-centred health and wellbeing improvement plan
      4. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how to overcome obstacles relating to health and wellbeing improvement plans

      Assessment

      Mock set task

    • 03

      Course Topic(s)

      Health and Wellbeing

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of factors that affect health and wellbeing
      2. Interpret health indicators
      3. Design a person-centred health and wellbeing improvement plan
      4. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how to overcome obstacles relating to health and wellbeing improvement plans

      Assessment

      Externally set task to be taken May/June 2019

    How can I support my child?

    Revision materials/support for any exams: No revision materials are needed for Year 9 study

     

    Equipment required: Large lined notepad, plastic wallets, folder, pens and pencils.

     

    Regular activities to undertake: Reading snippets from the textbook in order to consolidate learning after lesson time.

     

    Homework Information

    Students will be expected to complete a series of PINS assessments, along with an externally marked set task. This externally set task will be written by Pearson (exam board) and will be sent away for marking by them. Results for this will be issued on GCSE results day in August 2019, where a combination of the 3 units they have studied will give them a final mark for Health and Social Care.

  • Year 12 Course Overview
    • 01

      Course Topic(s)

      Physiological Disorders and their Care

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      1. Investigate the causes and effects of physiological disorders
      2. Examine the investigation and diagnosis of physiological disorders
      3. Examine treatment and support for service users with physiological disorders
      4. Develop a treatment plan for service users with physiological disorders to meet their needs.

      Assessment

      Internal Written Assignment

    • 02

      Course Topic(s)

      Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      1. Examine how a duty of care contributes to safe practice in health and social care
      2. settings
      3. Understand how to recognise and respond to concerns about abuse and neglect in health and social care settings
      4. Investigate the influence of health and safety legislation and policies in health and social care settings
      5. Explore procedures and responsibilities to maintain health and safety and respond to accidents and emergencies in health and social care settings

      Assessment

      Internal Written Assignment

    • 03

      Course Topic(s)

      Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      1. Examine principles, values and skills which underpin meeting the care and support needs of individuals
      2. Examine the ethical issues involved when providing care and support to meet individual needs
      3. Investigate the principles behind enabling individuals with care and support needs to overcome challenges
      4. Investigate the roles of professionals and how they work together to provide the care and support necessary to meet individual needs.

      Assessment

      Internal Written Assignment

    • 04

      Course Topic(s)

      Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      1. Examine reasons why individuals may experience additional needs
      2. Examine how to overcome the challenges to daily living faced by people with additional needs
      3. Investigate current practice with respect to provision for individuals with additional needs.

      Assessment

      Internal Written Assignment

    How can I support my child?

    Revision materials/support for any exams: No revision materials are needed for Year 9 study

     

    Equipment required: Large lined notepad, plastic wallets, folder, pens and pencils.

     

    Regular activities to undertake: Reading snippets from the textbook in order to consolidate learning after lesson time.

     

    Homework Information

    Students will be expected to work in study periods and at home in order to complete the written assignments on time. Lessons will be used in order to give students the in depth knowledge and experience to complete the written assignment. In year 12 we will be running a single A-Level option and also a double A-Level option and so some students may have two different units running alongside each other. Students will need to use a diary/planner in order to keep themselves organised and informed of dates for up and coming deadlines.

  • Year 13 Course Overview
    • 01

      Course Topic(s)

      Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      1. Examine reasons why individuals may experience additional needs
      2. Examine how to overcome the challenges to daily living faced by people with additional needs
      3. Investigate current practice with respect to provision for individuals with additional needs.

      Assessment

      Internal Written Assignment

    • 02

      Course Topic(s)

      Working in Health and Social Care

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      1. Demonstrate knowledge of service user needs, roles and responsibilities of workers, and working practices within the health and social care sector.
      2. Demonstrate understanding of service user needs, roles and responsibilities of workers, working practices and procedures in the health and social care sector
      3. Analyse and evaluate information related to the roles and responsibilities of health and social care workers and organisations and how workers and organisations are monitored and regulated
      4. Make connections between the roles and responsibilities of health and social care workers and organisations, how workers and organisations are monitored and regulated and how multidisciplinary teams work together to meet service user needs

      Assessment

      Examination to be taken in January 2019

    • 03

      Course Topic(s)

      Promoting Public Health

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      1. Examine strategies for developing public health policy to improve the health of individuals and the population
      2. Examine the factors affecting health and the impact of addressing these factors to improve public health
      3. Investigate how health is promoted to improve the health of the population
      4. Investigate how health promotion encourages individuals to change their behaviour in relation to their own health.

      Assessment

      Internal Written Assignment

    • 04

      Course Topic(s)

      Promoting Public Health

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      1. Examine strategies for developing public health policy to improve the health of individuals and the population
      2. Examine the factors affecting health and the impact of addressing these factors to improve public health
      3. Investigate how health is promoted to improve the health of the population
      4. Investigate how health promotion encourages individuals to change their behaviour in relation to their own health.

      Assessment

      Internal Written Assignment

    • 05

      Course Topic(s)

      Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of methods, skills and ethical issues related to carrying out research within the health and social care sector
      2. Apply knowledge and understanding of the methods, skills and ethical issues to current research in the health and social care sector
      3. Analyse information and data related to current research in health and social care, demonstrating the ability to interpret the potential impact and influence of the research on health and social care practice and service provision
      4. Evaluate current health and social care research to make informed judgements about the validity of the research methods used, further areas for research and the potential impact of the research on health and social care practice and service provision

      Assessment

      Externally set task to be taken in May/June 2019

    How can I support my child?

    Revision materials/support for any exams: No revision materials are needed for Year 9 study

     

    Equipment required: Large lined notepad, plastic wallets, folder, pens and pencils.

     

    Regular activities to undertake: Reading snippets from the textbook in order to consolidate learning after lesson time.

     

    Homework Information

    Students will be expected to work in study periods and at home in order to complete the written assignments on time. Lessons will be used in order to give students the in depth knowledge and experience to complete the written assignment. In year 12 we will be running a single A-Level option and also a double A-Level option and so some students may have two different units running alongside each other. Students will need to use a diary/planner in order to keep themselves organised and informed of dates for up and coming deadlines.

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