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Colchester Academy

Health & Social Care

At Colchester Academy we lead this course through the vision that “A healthy outside starts from the inside” and we equip students with the knowledge to truly understand the meaning to this. The course is set up to create excellence for students who aspire to work in health or social care settings as a career, for example; Social Workers, Carers, Nurses, Teachers and Support Workers.

 

Key Stage 4

The 2-year course holds three main structures to support students through. These are; explore, develop and apply. We first encourage students to explore human lifespan development, then move on to develop knowledge and understanding of the range of sectors available in the health and social care and demonstrating this in role play situations and finally with them applying their prior learning to creating a health and wellbeing plan for a specified individual in an exam. It is through these range of methods that students will learn to become resilient learners, whilst having a respect for those who they apply their knowledge to.

Curriculum Outline

Year 10 Topics Covered:  
Autumn
  • Component 1: Human Lifespan Development - Learning Aim A1: Human growth and development across life stages
  • Component 1: Human Lifespan Development - Learning Aim A2: Factors affecting growth and development
Spring
  • Component 1: Human Lifespan Development - Learning Aim B1: Different types of life event
  • Component 1: Human Lifespan Development - Learning Aim B2: Coping with change caused by life events
Summer
  • Component 2: Health and Social Care Services and Values - - Learning Aim A1: Health and social care services
  • Component 2: Health and Social Care Services and Values - Learning Aim A2: Barriers to accessing services
Year 11 Topics Covered:  
Autumn
  • Component 2: Health and Social Care Services and Values - - Learning Aim B1: Care values
  • Component 2: Health and Social Care Services and Values - Learning Aim B2: Reviewing own application of care values
Spring
  • Component 3: Health and Wellbeing - Learning Aim A: Factors affecting health and wellbeing
  • Component 3: Health and Wellbeing - Learning Aim B: Interpreting health indicators
Summer
  • Component 3: Health and Wellbeing - Learning Aim C1: Health and wellbeing improvement plans
  • Component 3: Health and Wellbeing - Learning Aim C2: Obstacles to implementing plans


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