Notre Dame Catholic College
and Sixth Form

Never believe that a few caring people cannot change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have.”

– Margaret Mead

Health and Social Care

Our health and social care curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the health and social care sector. It introduces students to the concepts, ideas and approaches in the sector, inspiring students into pursuing a career in health and social care.

Mrs S Jones

Mrs S Jones

Head of Health & Social Care

Health and Social Care gives students the opportunity to have a deeper understanding of the concept of the real world. Our curriculum will help shape students and inspire them to enter into the world Health and Social care.

 

  • We endeavour to make lessons engaging and challenging but, above all, that are memorable and enjoyable. We use our lessons to encourage our students to look at the world with an informed and enquiring mind. We believe that the most important part of our work is to equip all of our young people with the ability to live a full life where they can become confident and questioning individuals and provide them with the future to which they aspire.
  • The vision Health and Social Care Department at Notre Dame is that it can become the means by which our pupils can become resilient individuals who are prepared and equipped for an ever-changing world to which they feel certain they can contribute in a meaningful way
  • This course forms the basis for students to continue to study Health and Social care into KS5 and in many cases beyond that.
  • In health at both Ks4 and KS5 the care optional units are chosen to meet the needs of the students and give variety to the courses

Year 10 and 11 Curriculum Content

The main rationale is to provide a broad introduction to this qualifications which students will only have a basic knowledge of when starting in KS4 gathered from PSHCE lessons. In Ks4 the vocational nature of the course provides a solid starting point for any student considering a career in this sector. Units have been selected so that students receive a broad understanding as well as a practical development of other skills (first aid and communication)

Year 10 Unit/Topic
Autumn HT1RO22 Communicating with individuals in health, social care and early years settings - understand different types of communication
Autumn HT2RO22 Communicating with individuals in health, social care and early years settings - understand the positive factors which affect communication
Spring HT1RO21 Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings - understand how to support individuals to maintain their rights
Spring HT2RO21 Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings - understand how legislation impacts on care settings
Summer HT1RO21 Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings - understand how personal hygiene, safety and security measures protect individuals
Summer HT2RO21 Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings -students will practice examination technique in preparation for the exam in late May/June

Year 10 Health and Social Curriculum Map

Year 11Unit/Topic
Autumn HT1RO22 Communicating with individuals in health, social care and early years settings - Consolidation of coursework from last year
Autumn HT2RO31 Using basic first aid procedures - Be able to assess the scene of an accident
Spring HT1RO31 Using basic first aid procedures - understand the first aid procedures for a range of injuries
Spring HT2RO31 Using basic first aid procedures - understand the first aid procedures for a range of injuries
Summer HT1RO31 Using basic first aid procedures - understand the first aid procedures for a range of injuries

Year 11 Health and Social Curriculum Map

Key Stage 4 Health and Social Care students follow the Cambridge Nationals in Health and Social Care specification. For further details, please follow the link below.

Download Full Cambridge Nationals in Health and Social Care Specification

 

 

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A Student’s View

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Oliver
Former Notre Dame student, went on to study English Literature at University of Cambridge