Health and social care

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Department Vision and Priorities

In Health and Social Care our primary aim is to enable all pupils to achieve to the best of their ability through a variety of ways of learning, with the overall goal of applying skills and learning through hands on experience. This will ultimately provide a pathway for some pupils for further development into a Health and Social Care career.


Pupils are given the opportunity to work vocationally, through work experience, work placements at local nurseries and other relevant opportunities.


Pupils develop communication and work skills through 1:1 and group work, presentations and enterprise activities. They are also all encouraged to select a Health and Social Care related work placement for their KS4 work experience.



Health and Social Care is taught by three members of staff; Ms Brotherston (TiC of Health & Social Care), Mr Robinson and Mr Lack.



KS4:  Health and Social Care is a KS4 Curriculum course only.  Knowledge from subjects taught in KS3 are drawn upon to support the learning in lessons.  Pupils following the Edexcel BTEC Health and Social Care Level 2 award course and will complete 4 units of work.  This works consists of 1 exam based unit and 3 units of assignment based work.  Some of the units covered include:


• Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development

• Unit 2: Health and Social Care Values

• Unit 3: Effective Communication in Health and Social Care

• Unit 6: The Impact of Nutrition on Health and Wellbeing



Pupils work is regularly marked with feedback through the Pass, Merit and Distinction criteria, with opportunities to improve work built into the 2 or 3 year program.  Assignment base tasks are handed out in a timely manner however pupils must ensure that all deadlines are met in order to ensure progress within the units of work.  Opportunities to gain a Level 1 qualification are also available.



Homework tasks are provided on a regular basis.  Some of these will require pupils to research and interview others to gain a wider understanding of the different stages of life and the events that can impact on individuals.  Research for assignment based tasks is vital for progression and often homework will be based around this in order to build knowledge.  It is vital that pupils regularly revisit their unit 1 information through studying this at home as it is the unit of work that the Year 11 exam will be based upon.  Feedback to pupils is provided regularly.





Cumberland School

Oban Close, London, E13 8SJ



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