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Health and Social

Health and social care

Welcome to Health & Social Care @ LHS

Why should I choose Health & Social Care?

 

Teaching Staff

 

 

Health and social care involves a range of many things. It teaches the values within health and social care, understanding the health risks that people take and how these can be addresses by health promotion, client Needs and knowledge of how to empower them, barriers affecting individuals accessing services as well as social and emotional influences on health and well-being.
 
The human lifespan and different stages we go through is also taught in health and social care.
 

Key Stage 4 GCSE Information

At GCSE, we follow the WJEC specification. Information and the full specification can be found here.  You will learn:

 

Unit 1 

Human development across the life cycle 
 
Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes 20% of double award qualification 80 marks
 
Areas of content: 
  • Physical, social, emotional and intellectual health 
  • The importance of active participation on development and well-being 
  • Early intervention and prevention to promote and support growth, development and well-being for a range of conditions and circumstances 
Overview:
In this unit, learners will gain knowledge and understanding of human development across the life cycle and the ways in which this may be affected; how individuals can take control of their care and health and well-being; and how early intervention and prevention can support growth and development of individuals. Life changes and sources of support
 

Unit 2 

Promoting and maintaining health and well-being 
 
Non-exam assessment: approximately 25 hours 30% of double award qualification 120 marks 
 
Areas of content: 
  • Health and social care, and childcare provision in Wales to promote and support health and well-being 
  • Public health and health promotion across the life cycle
  • Factors affecting health and well-being across the life cycle 
Overview:
In this unit, learners will gain knowledge and understanding of the range of health and social care, and childcare services provided in Wales and how these services promote and maintain the health and well-being of the nation
 

Unit 3 

Health and social care, and childcare in the 21st Century
 
Non-exam assessment: approximately 25 hours 30% of double award qualification 120 marks 
 
Areas of content: 
  • Health and social care, and childcare provision in Wales to promote and support health and well-being 
  • Public health and health promotion across the life cycle
  • Factors affecting health and well-being across the life cycle 
Overview:
In this unit, learners will gain knowledge and understanding of the range of health and social care, and childcare services provided in Wales and how these services promote and maintain the health and well-being of the nation
 

Unit 4 

Promoting and supporting health and well-being to achieve positive outcomes 
 
Non-exam assessment: approximately 25 hours 30% of double award qualification 120 marks 
 
Areas of content: 
  • How public health and social care, childcare and the National Health Service Wales (NHS Wales) have improved the health and well-being of the nation 
  • How types of care can support individuals to achieve positive outcomes  
  • Supporting self-identity, self-worth and sense of security and resilience across the life cycle 
  • Meaningful activities to support and promote health, development and well-being
Overview: In this unit, learners will gain knowledge and understanding of the ways health and social care, and childcare services support individuals in Wales to achieve health and well-being.
 

Double Award GCSE

Unit

Unit Weighting

AO1

AO2

AO3

Unit 1

7.5%

7.5%

5%

20%

AS Unit 2

10%

12.5%

7.5%

30%

A2 Unit 3

7.5%

7.5%

5%

20%

A2 Unit 4

10%

12.5%

7.5%

30%

Total

35%

40%

25%

100%

 

 

Key Stage 5 Information

The subject, at Sixth Form, is studied as a WJEC Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care: Principles and Contexts.

Information and more information, along with the full specification for this qualification can be found here.  It is made up of three units:

 

Unit 1:

Principles of care and safe practice within outcome focused person-centred care

Areas of content: 
1.1 Professional responsibilities, roles and accountabilities of health and social care workers. 
1.2 Legislation, national policies, codes of conduct and professional practice and how these impact on outcome focused provision in Wales and the UK. 
1.3 Ethical issues and approaches when providing outcome focused care. 
1.4 The importance of developing positive relationships, trust and effective communication with individuals. 
1.5 How to promote quality care that is outcome focused
 
 
Overview:
In this unit, learners will gain knowledge and understanding of professional responsibilities, roles and accountabilities of health and social care workers within the sector. They will learn about legislation, national policies, codes of conduct and professional practice that support health and social care workers in their roles. Learners will also gain knowledge of ethical issues and approaches when providing outcome focused care. They will also understand the importance of positive relationships, trust, effective communication and promoting quality care that is outcome focused.
 
 

Unit 2:

Factors affecting individuals’ growth and development across the lifespan and how this impacts on outcomes, care and support needs

Areas of content: 
2.1 Factors affecting human growth and development across the lifespan. 
2.2 Models that relate to factors that affect growth and development across the lifespan. 
2.3 Health and social care provision for individuals in Wales to support growth and development. 
2.4 Comparing how individuals and the nation monitor health and well-being. 
2.5 Approaches to promoting and protecting health, well-being and resilience.
 
Overview:
In this unit, learners will gain knowledge and understanding of the factors that affect an individuals’ growth and development across the lifespan and the effects this can have on their personal well-being outcomes and care and support needs.
 
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Unit 3:

Promoting the rights of individuals across the lifespan.
 
Areas of content: 
3.1 The rights of individuals. 
3.2 Strategies for promoting the rights of individuals to improve health and well-being. 
3.3 Barriers to participation, challenging inequality and promoting the rights of individuals.
 
The qualification offered in our sixth form is a Level 3 Certificate equivalent to 1 A level. However, there is an opportunity to extend this qualification to the Level 3 Diploma equivalent to 2 A-level qualifications in future.
 

 

Breakdown of Unit Assessments

Unit

Time

Weighting

Raw Marks

A0 Mark

A0 Weighting

Unit 1 20 hours

25%

100

A01

A02

A03

40

36

24

40%

36%

24%

Unit 2 1 hour 45 minutes

50%

100

A01

A02

A03

30 - 34

33 - 37

31 - 35

30 - 34%

33 - 37%

31-35%

Unit 3 20 hours 25% 80

A01

A02

A03

24

16

40

30%

20%

50%

 

Resources

Key Resources

Here is a flavour of the types of areas we will be learning about in this unit:
 
Health Promotion
 
Screening for health
 
Healthcare in Wales
 
Other things to watch:
Films:
Wonder - (PG) Inspiring story of a boy with facial differences who enters the fifth grade,
attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
 
Coping with being different./Coping with life/life events
Hidden figures – (PG) Anti discrimination.
 
Care values
Still Alice – (12A) Story of a woman living with Alzheimer's disease. Illness/Disorders
My sister’s keeper – (12A) "The only way to save your daughter is to sacrifice her sister".
Anna has never been given a choice: she was born to be her sister Kate's bone marrow donor andshe has always given Kate everything she needs.
 
Relationships/family
Me before You – (12A) A young and quirky woman becomes a caregiver for a wealthy young
banker left paralysed from an accident two years earlier.
 
Life events/formal & informal care/disability
TV programmes:
Babies: their wonderful world – BBC. Explores how the first 2 years of life shapes the adults we
become. Infancy development/ life stages
 

 

RESOURCES

Prospectus
Sixth Form Prospectus
Policy & Equality Documents