Teaching staff

The Health and Social Care Department is part of the Social Sciences Department. The following teachers currently deliver Health and Social Care in KS4 and KS5:

  • Mrs K Goodwin (Partnership Director: Health and Social Care)
  • Miss C Alsbury (Partnership Director: Health and Social Care)
  • Miss K Miller (Health and Social Care Teacher)
  • Miss R Osborne (Health and Social Care Teacher)
  • Miss N Bryant (Health and Social Care Mentor & Placement Coordinator))

There is lots of support available on a lunchtime or afterschool for students to receive additional help and guidance. Miss Bryant also provides one to one support sessions if needed.

Why study a vocational course?

Vocational courses in Health & Social Care have been delivered by enthusiastic and experienced teachers for over 10 years. Accelerated learning, progression and flexibility in moving to different level of courses demonstrate the Health & Social Care teachers dedication to meet individual student needs and to raising standards. All students are expected to undertake some form of work-related learning. Work experience placements and visits are compulsory at KS5 and are incorporated into each individual student programme to enhance independent learning and to develop key skills. As a forward-thinking team, we work closely together sharing good practice, innovative ideas and have a vision for the future.

Courses

KS4

Year 9 - 11

Students can choose to study a Health and Social Care package as one of their options.

Students are now about to study a Health, Social Care and Early Years package with CACHE. This is assessed through completion of a portfolio of work, a short answer examination and a multiple choice examination.

Year 12 (one year course)

OCR Level 2 Cambridge Technical Certificate in Health and Social Care

This course is provided as part of a package including other Level 2 subjects and involves students completing a one day work experience placement each week in a health and social care setting.

  • Students study the following two units
  • Unit 1 Communication in Health and Social Care
  • Unit 11 The impact of diet on health 

Year 12 - 13 (two year course)

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (two year course) (3 A level equivalent).

The course in assessed through the production of portfolio pieces of coursework and one externally set research task. One day each week students will be on work placement in a health and social care setting (e.g. nursery, primary school, residential home etc) to gain relevant experience and help put theory into practice. They must complete 175 hours of work experience to complete the course.

Students study a range of core units in Year 12 giving them an understanding of key issues and debates including legislation, communication skills, anatomy & physiology, life stage development, psychology and sociology.

In Year 13 students further develop their understanding of key issues within health and social care by studying optional units including health psychology, applied sociological and psychological perspectives, human inheritance and health promotion. 

The syllabus for the above courses can be downloaded from the CACHE website www.cache.org.uk

OCR Certificate/Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care (1 A level equivalent)

Students study health, safety and security, building positive relationships and anatomy & physiology in Year 12 with an option to continue to achieve the Extended Certificate in Year 13.  Work is assessed through coursework and externally assessed exams.

Results 2016-17

KS4

All students who completed the BTEC First course at Award level achieved at least a Pass with a significant number of students exceeding their target grades and achieving Distinction and Distinction*.

KS5

The BTEC National programme is very successful with all students achieving/ achieving above their target grades. Many students are now continuing their education at university studying Nursing, Psychology, Early Childhood Studies and Occupational Health, to name a few.