Health & Social Care

Department Information

Year 9 Health and Social Care

In year 9 students are given the opportunity to study our pre-option course that gives them the opportunity to look at the key themes in health and social care. These include human growth and development, health and social care service and first aid. They are also given the opportunity to enter completion with the NHS where they look at career opportunities.

Year 10 & 11 OCR National Health and Social Care

Over the two years’ students study four units of work; three are coursework and there is one exam that will usually be taken in the January of year 11. The units of study are:

RO21: Essential values of care for use with individuals in care (exam)

RO22: Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years’ settings (coursework)

RO25: Understanding life stages (coursework)

RO26: Planning for employment in health, social care and children and young people’s work force.

Year 9 Child Development

Students are given the opportunity to study our pre-option course that provides them with the underpinning knowledge and skills needed for the study of child development at GCSE level. They will look at the care needs of children, the equipment needed, the development of children from 0-5 years.

Year 10 & 11 OCR National Child Development

Over the two years’ students study 3 units of work 2 of which are coursework and one is an exam to be taken in the January of year 11. The units of study are:

RO18: Health and well-being for child development (exam)

RO19: Understanding the equipment and nutritional needs of children from birth to five years

RO20: Understand the development of a child from birth to 5 years

 

Progression

Both these qualifications help students to develop the skills and knowledge needed to progress onto courses post 16 in either health and social or child care. These vocational qualifications are also looked on favourably by employers and apprenticeship providers.

 

Departmental Staff

Subject Leader: Mrs V Taylor – [email protected]

Teacher: Ms S Pullan

 

Support Your Child – Useful links and advice

https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals/

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/your-baby-after-birth/

https://www.babycentre.co.uk/your-babys-development

https://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Home.aspx

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