Health and Social Care sits within the Science department and can be taken as a GCSE from Year 9 onwards.
‘How do we change during our lifetime?’ Health and Social Care is a vocational subject concerned with the real world. We study the many changes people experience and the roles and relationships that are necessary to support us.
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
Why study this subject?
Topics of Study and Assignments
In Year 9: Students study the different life stages. We will discover the types of growth and development associated with those life stages. We will investigate the roles of both professional and informal support for needs that are specific to a life stage or that may be common to all of them. These investigations will be enriched with visits from experts such as physiotherapists, school and community nurses and foster carers.
In Year 10: Students build upon their knowledge of roles and responsibilities of health and social care professionals by researching and writing a report on Early Years provision in Brighton and Hove. This is based around a 4 day placement in a local nursery. This primary research is valued highly by our examining body OCR. In Year 11: Students study the remaining examined content including: ‘Factors that affect human growth and development’, ‘How Relationships affect our Self Concept’, ‘Life Changes and Sources of Support’. These topics are explored via real life case studies.
Events and Activities
Placement in nursery throughout Year 10.
Enrichment Week Year 10 Work Experience in a further Early Years Setting.
NHS Careers Fair visit.
Living Library visiting experts from Health and Social Care professions.
Email: Aurelie Elder (Health & Social Care Lead) firstname.lastname@example.org
Tamsyn East (Acting Head of Science department) email@example.com