Social Sciences

All the subjects within this department prepare students for the world of academia or the world of work with the department offering GCSE and BTEC courses in a variety of subjects. The variety of subjects and topics is varied enough for students to recognise how they could be used in the future and how they could impact with future studies or future places of employment.

The Students learn in a variety of different ways and this prepares them in becoming independent and self-sufficient individuals. The variety of subjects allows for a whole host of teaching methods to be used, in addition to this the variety of topics, within each subject, allows for engagement and helps to nurture curiosity and self-motivation in reading and learning around these areas producing individuals who are enthused and independent.

The Social Health department draws on staff from a variety of different subject areas which provides a dynamic and unique team of facilitators; this in turn ensures that students have engaging and diverse lessons in all areas of the department. The Social Health department looks at educating the students in more than just the subject including looking at how topics can be linked to wider social and cultural issues. Within Health and Social Care staff and students often look at the media for examples of good verbal and non-verbal communication skills, care base values and training.

Our key aims are:

  • To nurture a sense of responsibility and appreciation of themselves and others in both the classroom and the wider world
  • To develop an understanding of the subject area they are learning and encourage reading around that subject, broadening knowledge and understanding
  • To promote verbal skills so that students are able to present work confidently, maturely and in a balanced way
  • To instil a lifelong interest in learning and engaging with learning in preparation for the future

Subject Content

Child Development

  Autumn Spring Summer
Year
9
Health and well-being for child development

Understand the equipment and nutritional needs of children from birth to five years
Understand the equipment and nutritional needs of children from birth to five years
Year
10
Controlled assessment Unit 3 40%

3.5 Support for families
Controlled assessment Unit 3 40%

Exam preparation techniques Revisit 3.1 parenthood
Controlled assessment Unit 3 40%

Exam preparation techniques 3.3 Diet, Health and Care of the child
Year
11
Controlled assessment Unit 3 Exam preparation Support for families Re-visit all units for exam Exam preparation

Year 9 Medium Term Plan

Year 10 Medium Term Plan

Year 11 Medium Term Plan

 

Health & Social Care

  Autumn Spring Summer
Year
9
Health & Social Care Values Health & Social Care Values

Effective Communication in Health & Social Care
Year
10
The impact of nutrition on health and wellbeing Human Lifespan theory Exam technique

The impact of nutrition on health and wellbeing
Resit exam

Completion of all units to date in
Year
11
Unit 6 The impact of nutrition on health and wellbeing

Unit 12 creative and therapeutic activities

Exam technique (for some)
Unit 1 resit exam

Unit 9 Healthy living resit exam

Unit 12 creative and therapeutic activities
Unit 1 last resit exam

Unit 9 last resit exam

Year 9 Medium Term Plan

Year 10 Medium Term Plan

Year 11 Medium Term Plan