The Education Village is a fantastic environment to support Health and Social Care pupils.
"Health is the greatest possession" – Lao Tzu
We will always need health care, whether it be for the elderly, young, sick or infirm. The demand for people in these vital jobs will continue to increase in the North East.
At Haughton, our health and social care intent is to provide a developed, relevant and purposeful KS4 option curriculum in Health and Social Care. This will allow our Pupils to access theory and practical lessons to progress onto college or apprenticeships and beyond. The course will allow pupils to develop key transferable skills and knowledge.
Pupils will study how people grow and develop over the course from birth to end of life and the factors that can affect their development. They will look at how major life events can impact on health and wellbeing and the local and national support that that is available to individuals.Pupils will also look at how people access the local health and social and what providers they have access to.
Learners have the opportunity to work with small children helping them develop their communications skills in Springfield Primary school to working with children in Beaumont Hill Special School gaining an understanding of individuals needs.
We have links to local care homes, schools and other organisations in the Health and Social care sector which help to give learners a realistic overview of life in this sector. The course links to progressive courses ran at local colleges and also Teesside University.
What can the qualification lead to?
Learners who achieve at Level 2 and achieve their Level 4 and above in English and Maths might consider progression to:
All the above prepare learners for entry to higher education in a range of subjects including a degree in Nursing, Physiotherapy, Primary teaching.
Units studied are:
Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development - Exam
In this unit pupils will explore human growth and development across life stages and also investigate factors that affect human growth and development and how they are interrelated.
Unit 2: Health and Social Care Values – Coursework
In this unit pupils will explore the care values that underpin current practice in health and social care and also investigate ways of empowering individuals who use health and social care services.
Unit 3: Effective Communication in Health and Social Care – Coursework
In this unit pupils will investigate different forms of communication and also investigate barriers to communication in health and social care and be able to communicate effectively in health and social care.
Unit 4: Social Influences on Health and Well-being – Coursework
In this unit pupils will explore the effects of socialisation on the health and wellbeing of individuals and understand the influences that relationships have on the health and wellbeing of individuals. They will also investigate the effects of social factors on the health and wellbeing of individuals.
The course is graded Level 2 Pass (4), Merit (6), Distinction (7) and Distinction* (8.5)
A Curriculum Summary document for Health and Social Care can be found by clicking here.
The following provides you with a Learning Journey of Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 curriculum here in Haughton Academy a copy can be found by clicking here.
The Health and Social Care department consists of three members of staff, these are;
If you have any further queries about the Vocational curriculum on offer at Haughton Academy please get in touch with Mrs Larsen (Subject Leader for Vocational) - Clarsen@educationvillage.org.uk