Health and Social Care

Catering Head

Mrs Price is a teacher in the Technology department as well as Head of Year 10. Mrs Price feels privileged to have the opportunity on a daily basis to mix her passion for pastoral with her love of teaching. She is very proud of the students and believes in involving them with a vast range of opportunities to shape them as the leaders of tomorrow. 

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn”
Benjamin Franklin

Year 10

In Year 10 students will complete two of the four other units of study; this written coursework will represent a further 50% of a student’s final grade.

The first unit covered in Year 10 is the mandatory unit; Communicating and working with individuals in health and social care and early years settings.

This unit will provide students with the underpinning knowledge and understanding of how to communicate effectively and what personal qualities will contribute to the creation of a caring environment when working with individuals in a health, social care and early years setting.

The second unit covered in Year 10 is the unit; Understanding the nutrients needed for good health.

This unit gives students an overview of the importance of diet throughout the life stages, giving them the knowledge and skills to enable them to make choices which will affect their body throughout their lives.

Food is essential to our health and social well-being, throughout our daily lives from birth to older age. What we eat is often determined by a considerable number of factors, such as work-life balance, finance, where we live, food preparation skills, our health and religion.

Year 11

In Year 11 students are given directed improvement and targeted intervention to boost individuals overall performance in each of the three units covered in Year 9 and 10.

Skills, knowledge and level of understanding greatly improve throughout the learning of the three units and students benefit from this synoptic approach to their studies, drawing in their knowledge from each unit covered and transferring their learning.

The final unit to be covered in the course is the mandatory exam based unit.

The unit, Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings represents the final 25% of a student’s mark.

This mandatory unit focuses on the rights of individuals and will instil the values of care to be used when working in a health, social care or early year’s environment.

All good practice is based on these values and enables those who use and work in care settings to apply quality practice. The unit also provides an overview of legislation and its impact on the care settings and covers hygiene, safety and security matters that relate to promoting a healthy and safe environment.