Health & Social Care

Intent: The Big Ideas in Health and Social Care at Atherton High

  1. To know how individuals grow and develop at different life stages and factors that can affect health and well- being.
  2. To know the different health and social care services that are available, why people may use them and how to access them.
  3. To interpret indicators that can be used to measure physiological health and lifestyle data in relation to risks posed to physical health.
  4. Know how to design and make recommendations for a health and well-being improvement plan for self or others.
  5. To evaluate the barriers of access to health and social care services to enable learners to understand inequalities and ways to promote the care values within employment.

How the Health and Social Care curriculum contributes to the school’s curriculum intent.

  1. Knowledge is developed about the PIES changes as individuals grow and develop through the different life stages, the local and national health and social care services that are available for individuals across all the life stages. Barriers to accessing services are explored and ways to overcome the barriers that include adopting compassionate and caring behaviours, applying the set of values that exits to work with vulnerable individuals in a diverse society, interpreting indicators that can be used to measure physiological health and lifestyle data in relation to risks posed to physical in working with individuals and how to design a health and well-being improvement plan.
  2. Vocabulary rich through exposure to subject specific vocabulary to describe PIES development of individuals in a diverse society, the services and health care available and demonstrate effective methods of communication in difficult and different situations. It will be applied in all Atherton High extended writing and BTEC assessments.
  3. Aspiration through challenging subject matter, vocational focus, reviewing own practice, which will help to develop and improve skills in relation to upholding effective communication with diverse individuals, apply the care values and work effectively in teams. Challenge will be through critical and evaluative thinking and extended writing, critical thinking. Formative feedback to support the culture of improvement – always can improve our work, knowledge, and learning.
  4. Character building through study, reflection on life experiences, opportunities and evaluation of ethical and philosophical questions/issues contributing to SMSC. Resilience & mental toughness through the climate for learning in the classroom: can do culture, learn from mistakes, DIRT time & meta-cognition.
  5. Love learning as pupils study engaging, real life experiences, vocational opportunities, which develop reflective and critical thinking. Teaching methods use a range of techniques to engage pupils and foster a love of learning. Challenge is promoted through deep learning to develop pride in achievement to develop confidence, self -belief and inspiration to learn more.

Knowledge Organisers 2022 – 2023

  • Component 1 – LOA
  • Component 1B – LOA
  • Component 2 – Care Values
  • Component 2 – Services
  • Component 3 – Health and Wellbeing
  • Component 3 – Interpreting Data and Planning

Learning Journeys 2022 – 2023

The support I received from the health and social care teacher in achieving my ambition was immense! I faced many unexpected barriers in completing the assignments and with her continued encouragement and enthusiasm she gave me the determination to succeed. Fast forward to January 2021, the middle of the pandemic I started my nursing degree. I was finally, ‘ a student nurse – something I never thought I would achieve .’ I love my career and have a true passion for nursing.”