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Great Wyrley Academy

Great Wyrley Academy

Health & Social Care

Meet the team:

Dr N Ireson – Curriculum Lead of Child Development

After completing a HND in Applied Biology followed by a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science at Sunderland University, I worked as a Research Assistant in Haematology and Genetics at St George’s Hospital Medical School, London.  During my eight years there I also completed a PhD in Hypertension and Genetics and later became a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant where I tutored medical students on the Graduate Entry Programme.  I completed my PGCE at Keele University and began teaching at Great Wyrley in 2008 where I have been responsible for organising and teaching KS4 Child Development and KS5 Health and Social Care.

Learning Journey:

The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care (H&SC) is a two year course that gives students a broad educational base for employment in the field of H&SC and higher education.

This qualification is equivalent in size to one A Level consisting of four units of which three are mandatory and two are externally assessed.  Units cover a wide range of H&SC topics including: Unit: 1 Human Lifespan Development, Unit 2: Working in Health and Social Care, Unit 5: Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs and Unit 12:  Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs.

Work experience is a mandatory part of the course and requires the student to attend a work placement in a relevant H&SC setting.

Year 12

Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development (External Exam)

Unit 5:  Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs (Assignments)

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

What knowledge, skills and understanding I will learn:

Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development

  • Physical development across life stages
  • Intellectual development across life stages
  • Emotional development across the life stages
  • Social development across the life stages
  • Nature Nurture debate
  • Genetic factors that affect development
  • Environmental factors that affect development.
  • Social factors that affect development
  • Economic factors that affect development
  • Major life events that affect development
  • Physical effects of ageing
  • Psychological effects of ageing
  • Societal effects of an ageing population

Unit 5: Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs.

  • Examine principles, values and skills which underpin meeting the care and support needs of individuals.
  • Examine the ethical issues involved when providing care and support to meet individual needs

 

Unit 5: Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs.

  • Investigate the principles behind enabling individuals with care and support needs to overcome challenges
  • Investigate the roles of professionals and how they work together to provide the care and support necessary to meet individual care needs.

Unit 2:  Working in H&SC

  • Roles and responsibilities of people who work in health and social care.

How I will be assessed:

Unit 1: Extended writing and exam style questions which will be marked according to exam board (Edexcel) criteria prior to sitting the Unit 1 Exam in January of Year 12 (one re-sit in May)

Unit 5: You will be assessed via case studies and extended writing tasks prior to completing the first of two assignments.

Unit 5: You will be assessed via case studies and extended writing tasks prior to completing the second of two assignments.

Opportunities for wider learning:

     

Year 13

Unit 2:  Working in H&SC (External Exam)

Unit 12: Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

What knowledge, skills and understanding I will learn:

Unit 2: Working in H&SC. (cont)

  • Roles and responsibilities of people who work in health and social care.
  • Roles of organisation in health and social care sector.
  • Working with people with specific needs.

Unit 12: Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs

  • Examine reasons why individuals may experience additional needs
  • Examine how to overcome the challenges to daily living faced by people with additional needs.

Unit 12: Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs

  • Investigate current practice with respect to provision for individuals with additional needs.

How I will be assessed:

Unit 2: Extended writing and exam style questions which will be marked according to exam board (Edexcel) criteria prior to sitting the Unit 2 Exam in January of Year 13 (one re-sit in May)

Unit 12: You will be assessed via case studies and extended writing tasks prior to completing the first of two assignments.

Unit 12: You will be assessed via case studies and extended writing tasks prior to completing the second of two assignments..

Opportunities for wider learning:

     

Useful Links/Resources that will help to consolidate learning:

Resources for all courses are available on the central resource library (Drive P) which students actively use in lessons and are encouraged to use as their first port of call for support.

Revision guides and workbooks are also available to purchase.

Other information/Links/Study packs, etc.:

Students will be provided with study packs and revision materials prior to examinations.