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Welcome to the Health and Social Care Department

Our Department Vision

To provide a Health and Social Care curriculum which develop learners who are inspired and engaged to learn about the field and Health Care and Social Care.

Health and Social Care Department Aims

  • Foster an appreciation and awareness of the field of Health Care.
  • Develop an awareness of their roles and responsibilities as a Health and Social Care Service Provider.
  • Understand the care values and technical skills and knowledge required to work with special needs.
  • Develop a broad range of knowledge and transferrable skills, useful across subjects and highly valued by employers (these include Nursing, Midwifery, Childcare, etc.).
  • Fully equip students with knowledge and understanding to succeed in Health and Social Care at KS4, 5 and beyond.

The Curriculum Leader may be contacted via email enquiries@copthall.barnet.sch.uk

Curriculum

KS4 - Two pieces of coursework (60%) and one external assessment (40%)

The external assessment is 2 hours long. Students complete the two pieces of coursework in year 9 and 10 and the external assessment in year 11. Students are fully prepared to sit the external assessment through class revision sessions and practice exam questions.

KS5 – 5 pieces of coursework (60%) and 3 external exams (40%)

In year one students complete 2 external assessments which are 1 hour 30 minutes long each. Alongside the external assessment they are prepared for coursework which they complete after their external assessments.

In year two students complete one external assessment which is 3 hours long. This is started in year one and continued in year two ready for students to sit the assessment in January. Once the assessment is complete students are prepared for their three pieces of coursework which is taught and then set. All students are provided with resources to support them with their coursework.

Finally, for the external assessments all students are provided with revision material, in class revision sessions are completed and practice exam questions.

Health & Social Care Technical Award HSC Specification

Health & Social Care Diploma Level 3 Specification

Extra-Curricular

  • Guest speakers from the health and social care sector
  • University lectures
  • Science Museum
  • Visits to a nursery and a care home

Careers & Employment

Teacher, Social worker, Nurse, Midwife, Psychologist, Psychiatrist. Pharmacist, 

And more…

Recommended Reading

Books

 Films

TV Programmes

Facilities

Health and Social Care is taught across three classrooms, each with an interactive whiteboard and computers.  This allows for pupils to conduct further research, beyond the context of the textbook.

At the level of KS5, pupils will have an opportunity to participate in work placements to gain valuable work experiences in Health Care, Childcare and Social Care settings.

Students are taught following regularly updated schemes of learning, which meet the National Curriculum and examination requirements.