Health and Social Care

Subject Leader

Mrs K Hughes

Email: k.hughes@cwlc.email

Members of the department

Mrs S Helme

About Our Subject

Health & Social Care has only been an option subject in year 9 since September 2017 and we have two groups running in the current year 9 and one group in year 10. Students are taught in mixed ability classes and include both boys and girls who each bring a range of unique experiences and knowledge to the lessons. As a vocational subject where ever possible the students are given the opportunity to get hands on experience or interact with users and professionals from the health and social care sector and early years setting during the course.

As a department we are passionate about our subject and as the crisis in the health and social care sector and early years continues to be headline news it offers a good starting point for great job opportunities, life skills and an opportunity to give something back to the local community.

OCR Cambridge National Health and Social Care Level 1 / 2

Year 9- R031- Using basic first aid procedures

Year 9- R027- Creative activities to support individuals in health, social care and early years settings

Year 10- R021- Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings

Year 10- R022- Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years settings

Year 11- R029- Understanding the nutrients needed for good health

Year 11- R023- Understanding body system disorders

Please note that students have to submit four units in total, two core units which are done in year 10 of which R021 is externally examined and two optional units which are assessed through course work.