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Health and Social Care

Welcome to the Health and Social Care site.

Please find links and resources that support your learning whilst studying Health and Social Care here at Astor Secondary School. 

If you have any queries or comments then please feel free to contact:

Director of Health and Social Care:  Gemma.Browne@astorschool.com

 

What is Health and Social Care?

 

What will I learn?

KS4

Learners will be following the OCR Cambridge National Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care specifications, and there will be continous assessment throughout the two years of study.

What will I learn and what skills will I develop?

This subject inspire and enthuse learners to consider a career in the health and social care sector, or in a related sector where knowledge of health and social care will be of use, such as early years. 

Learners will be encouraged to be  independent and creative.  Topics that are covered inculde examining skills in the health and social care sector such as the underpinning care values and an understanding of the different life stages that individuals’ move through, as well as learning practical communication skills.

Assessment

Year 10:  New Specification: Excellent attendance is a must as every lesson counts.  The assessment is two centre assessed units (NEA) and one externally assessed (exam). Sticking to deadline is essential in order to reach your full potential in this subject.

Year 11:Legacy Specfication: Excellent attendance is a must as every lesson counts.  The assessment is 25% examination, and 75% coursework, which is split into three assignments.  Sticking to deadline is essential in order to reach your full potential in this subject.

Where will this course lead me?

This course will support progression to a more specialised level 3 vocational or academic health and social care course or an apprenticeship or, more broadly, progression to qualifications in other sectors, such as early years give learners the potential opportunity, in due course, to enter employment within a range of junior job roles across the health and social care sector.

 

SOW-Year-10-2022.pdf

SOW-Year-11-2022.pdf

 

KS5

Learners will be following the Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care.  This qualification is for learners 16 years old or over who want to study Health Science, Social Care or Childcare.

This qualification isn’t just about caring for babies or the elderly and the ill; it will provide learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding to progress into Higher Education on a health and social care-related programme such as Health and Social Care, Nursing, Social Work or Early Childhood Studies.

The qualification is designed to be taken as part of a study programme alongside other vocational qualifications or A levels, such as Cambridge Technicals in Science, A level Biology, A level Physics or Cambridge Technicals in Engineering.

What skills will I learn and what skills will I develop?

This course offers many opportunities for you to experience various aspects of the Health Care and Social Care sector.  The units will give you an understanding of health and social care in the wider contexts of different environments and settings where care takes place, the importance of effective communication in health and social care, the importance of legislation in health and social care and how to deliver a person-centred approach in the care given. Learners will also develop transferable skills such as communication, research, planning and organisation.

Excellent attendance is a must as every lesson counts.  Time management is a very important skill as being able to manage your assignments alongside your other studies is imperative.  Your ability to work independently  as well as in a team is also important during studying Health and Social Care here at Astor College.

Assessment

Assessment is three examinations and three assignments.  All six units must be passed.

Where will this course lead me?

This course will support progression to a more specialised level 3 vocational or academic health and social care course or an apprenticeship or, more broadly, progression to qualifications in other sectors, such as early years give learners the potential opportunity, in due course, to enter employment within a range of junior job roles across the health and social care sector.

 

HSC-Year-12-SOW.pdf

HSC-Year-13-SOW.pdf

H&SC Assessment schedule

Bespoke Assessment and Homework Schedule for Health and Social Care

Assessment and homework should be meaningful and should allow for effective feedback and should encourage the students to develop their metacognition skills.

 

KS4 Assessment Schedule

Year 10

Term

Class assessment

Homework

1

New Topic Unit R035

Book scrutiny (feedback in books)

Key terminology for unit – spellings, test sentences

2

Coursework assessment – crib sheets in staff planner to summarise whole class progress

Individual feedback on draft learner work- located in assessment folders

Key terminology for unit - spelling, test sentences

Coursework  assessment

3

Coursework assessment – crib sheets in staff planner to summarise whole class progress

Individual feedback on draft learner work- located in assessment folders

Key terminology for unit - spelling, test sentences

Coursework completion

4

New Topic RO32

Book scrutiny (feedback in books)

Key terminology for unit – spellings, test sentences

Exam questions/papers

5

Crib sheets in staff planner to summarise whole class progress

Exam questions/paper with individual feedback

Key terminology for unit – spellings, test sentences

Exam questions/papers

 

6

Crib sheets in staff planner to summarise whole class progress

Exam questions/paper with individual feedback

Key terminology for unit – spellings, test sentences

Exam questions/papers

 

 

Year 11

Term

Class assessment

Homework

 1

 Unit R023

Book scrutiny (feedback in books)

Key terminology for unit – spellings, test sentences
2

Coursework assessment – crib sheets in staff planner to summarise whole class progress

Individual feedback on draft learner work- located in assessment folders

Key terminology for unit – spellings, test sentences

Course work completion

3

 Unit R021

Book scrutiny (feedback in books)

Key terminology for unit – spellings, test sentences

4

Crib sheets in staff planner to summarise whole class progress

Exam questions/paper with individual feedback

Key terminology for unit – spellings, test sentences

Exam questions/papers

5

Crib sheets in staff planner to summarise whole class progress

Exam questions/paper with individual feedback

Key terminology for unit – spellings, test sentences

Exam questions/papers

6

End of course

 

 

KS5 Assessment Schedule

Year 12

Term

Class assessment

Homework

1

New Topic Unit 2 & 4

Folder/Book scrutiny

Crib sheets in staff planner to summarise whole class progress

Exam questions/paper with individual feedback

Key terminology for unit – spellings, test sentences

Exam questions and papers

2

Folder/Book scrutiny

Crib sheets in staff planner to summarise whole class progress

Exam questions/paper with individual feedback

Exam questions/papers

3

Unit 4 cont.. and New Unit 3

Book scrutiny

Crib sheets in staff planner to summarise whole class progress

Exam questions/paper with individual feedback

Key terminology for unit – spellings, test sentences

Exam questions/papers

4

Folder/Book scrutiny

Crib sheets in staff planner to summarise whole class progress

Exam questions/paper with individual feedback

Exam questions/papers

5

Unit 4 cont…

Folder/Book scrutiny

Crib sheets in staff planner to summarise whole class progress

Exam questions/paper with individual feedback

New Unit 24

 Coursework assessment – crib sheets in staff planner to summarise whole class progress

Individual feedback on draft learner work- located in assessment folders

 

 

 

Exam questions/papers

 

 

 

 

Course work completion

6

Unit 4 cont…

Folder/Book scrutiny

Crib sheets in staff planner to summarise whole class progress

Exam questions/paper with individual feedback

Unit 24

 Coursework assessment – crib sheets in staff planner to summarise whole class progress

Individual feedback on draft learner work- located in assessment folders

Exam questions/papers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course work completion

Year 13

Term

Class assessment

Homework

     

1

 Unit 24 cont

Folder/book scrutiny

Coursework assessment – crib sheets in staff planner to summarise whole class progress

Individual feedback on draft learner work- located in assessment folders

 

Exam Unit 4 cont

Exam questions/paper with individual feedback

Key terminology for unit – spellings, test sentences

 

Coursework completion

 

 

Exam questions/papers

2

New Topic Unit 1

Folder/book scrutiny

Coursework assessment – crib sheets in staff planner to summarise whole class progress

Individual feedback on draft learner work- located in assessment folders

 

Exam Unit 4 cont

Exam questions/paper with individual feedback

Key terminology for unit – spellings, test sentences

 

Coursework completion

3

Unit 1 cont

Folder/Book scrutiny, Coursework assessment – crib sheets in staff planner to summarise whole class progress

Individual feedback on draft learner work- located in assessment folders

Key terminology for unit – spellings, test sentences

 

Coursework completion

4

New Topic Unit 13

Folder/book scrutiny

Coursework assessment – crib sheets in staff planner to summarise whole class progress

Individual feedback on draft learner work- located in assessment folders

Key terminology for unit – spellings, test sentences

 

Coursework completion

5

 Unit 13 cont

Folder/book scrutiny

Coursework assessment – crib sheets in staff planner to summarise whole class progress

Individual feedback on draft learner work- located in assessment folders

Key terminology for unit – spellings, test sentences

 

Coursework completion

6

End of course

 

 

 

Examination Dates

KS4

Unit R021 Essential values of care for individuals in care settings

  • Monday 5th June 2023 (1hr)

KS5

Unit 2 Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care 

  • Monday 9th January 2023 (1.5hrs)
  • Monday 16th May 2023 (1.5hrs)

Unit 3 Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care

  • Wednesday 11th January 2023 (1.5hrs)
  • Thursday 18th May 2023 (1.5hrs)

Unit 4 Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Social Care

  • Monday 16th January 2023 (2hrs)
  • Tuesday 23rd May 2023 (2hrs)

Literacy with Health and Social Care

Wider Reading Health and Social Care

16.4% of adults in England, or 7.1 million people, can be described as having 'very poor literacy skills'  Adults with poor literacy skills will be locked out of the job market, they won't be able to support their child's learning.

Here are some books that you can read for pleasure, they cover some key themes we study in Health and Social Care.

How many of these have you already read?  Can you recommend any others?

H&SC Wider Reading

Vocational-Literacy-Policy.pdf