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Health and Social Teacher: Miss C Sutton

Health and Social Teacher: Miss M Garner

HALF TERM 1

Introduction to health and social care: outline of the course format 

Introduction to each module  

How to; reference and create a bibliography  

How to; research key topics (NHS project)  

Key skills; Secondary research, discussion, debating, justifying, problem solving, independent learning 

HALF TERM 2

Insight into careers in health and social care 

How to; have a career in health and social care settings 

Research task on job roles, present findings to the group  

Research; The rights, why they’re important, who do they apply to, what happens if they are not applied 

Research; Acts of legislation 

 

Key skills;

Secondary research Communication

Presenting

Justifying

Discussion  

HALF TERM 3

Introduction to coursework R023; Understanding body systems and disorders  

How to; Identify the components of the Cardiovascular System and respiratory system 

Researchinvestigate, analyse; the main roles of the cardiovascular system and respiratory system 

Research; Explain how the system works, referencing the upper and lower respiratory tract, oxygenated/deoxygenated blood.  

HALF TERM 4

R023; Understanding body systems and disorders 

Research the main components of the digestive system, analyse the four stages of the digestive process 

Investigate how food is digested in the body  

Research, investigate, analyse; Disorders of the cardiovascular, respiratory and digestive system  

 

Key skills;

Secondary research

Discussion

Analysing

Investigating

Problem solving

Demonstrating

 

HALF TERM 5

Introduction to examination coursework preparation; Independent working  

Research, investigate, analyse; disorders of the digestive, cardiovascular and respiratory systems. 
How to; diagnose disorders of the body systems 

Research; Symptoms and causes of each disorder and how they can be controlled. 

 

Key skills;

  • Demonstration
  • Investigation
  • Problem solving
  • Analysing 

HALF TERM 6

Practical demonstration of how to take pulse rate, BMI, Blood pressure and breathing rate. 

How to; Analyse results of case studies and students in the class 

Research; Normative data and compare with your results 

Create a client profile for coursework submission

Coursework write up;

Specific focus on SPAG, referencing and bibliography   

HALF TERM 1

Completion of R023 coursework  

Practical demonstration of how to take pulse rate, BMI, Blood pressure and breathing rate. 

How to; Analyse results of case studies and students in the class 

Research; Normative data and compare with your results 

Create a client profile for coursework submission  

HALF TERM 2

Introduction to R031; Using basic first aid  

Research, investigate, analyse; How to identify injuries, how to communicate effectively
Demonstrate how to assess the scene of an accident, how to provide information to the emergency service

HALF TERM 3

Introduction to coursework R021; Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings preparation

  • LO1/LO2 Write up  
  • Focus on student independent learning  
  • Introduction to exam unit (First attempt June 2021)  
  • Research, investigate and analyse;  

 

Key skills;

Problem solving

Analysing Discussion

Communication Justifying  

HALF TERM 4

The values of care, the importance of applying the values in care and the effect it has on people.  

Investigate; The acts of legislation and the impact it has upon health and social care settings 

 

Mock examination - practising exam conditions 

HALF TERM 5

Continuing R021;

Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings 

Research, investigate and analyse; personal and security measures, how individuals are protected, personal hygiene. 
 

Revision booklets in preparation for exam unit.  

 

Key skills;

  • Recalling information
  • Integrity
  • Justify
  • Literacy focus
  • Applying knowledge
  • Discussion
  • Group work
  • Evaluating

HALF TERM 6

Continuing R021;

Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings 

Research, investigate and analyse; personal and security measures, how individuals are protected, personal hygiene. 
 

Revision booklets in preparation for exam unit.  

 

Key skills;

  • Recalling information
  • Integrity
  • Justify
  • Literacy focus
  • Applying knowledge
  • Discussion
  • Group work
  • Evaluating 

HALF TERM 1

Completing R029;

Understanding the nutrients needed for good health  

Research, investigate and analyse; Hygiene standards, food preparation procedures, designing a meal to a specific dietary need. 

 

Demonstrating the creating and cooking of a 3-course meal for a specific dietary need 

 

Key skills;

  • Designing
  • Creating
  • Cooking
  • Preparation
  • Knife skills 

HALF TERM 2

Introduction to R031; Using basic first aid  

Research, investigate, analyse; How to identify injuries, how to communicate effectively
Demonstrate how to assess the scene of an accident, how to provide information to the emergency services 

Demonstrate how to apply basic first aid procedures  

 

First aid course - St johns ambulance booklet 

HALF TERM 3

Preparation of coursework R031- LO1/LO2 Write up  

Focus on student independent learning  

Introduction to coursework R022;

Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings  

Research, analyse and investigate; different types of communication, factors which can positively influence communication, barriers to communication and how we can overcome them.  

 

Key skills;

  • Time management
  • Problem solving
  • Group work
  • Discussion 

HALF TERM 4

Introduction to coursework R022; Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings  

Research, analyse and investigate; The qualities which can contribute to effective care, how qualities contribute to effective care, justify the reasons why practitioners and service users need to communicate effectively. 

Demonstrate; How to communicate in a group and 1.1 discussions. 

 

Key skills; 

  • Time management
  • Problem solving
  • Group work
  • Discussion 

HALF TERM 5

R022 Assessment write up - with focus on SPAG, referencing and bibliography  

Linking units together - draw upon examples from other units, examples in specification.  

 

key skills;

Exam style writing

Proof reading

Independent learning

Applying your knowledge.

HALF TERM 6

Revision booklets in preparation for exam unit.  

Second attempt at R021 exam unit.  

 

Key skills;

  • Recalling information
  • Integrity
  • Justify
  • Concluding and Evaluating