Health and Social Care Curriculum Overview 

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”  Marie Curie 

Being part of the Academy Transformation Trust family, we ensure our curriculum is ambitious and enjoyable through knowledge and skills developed throughout their time at Bristnall Hall. It is inclusive and knowledge rich and it is broad in terms of coverage and (at least) encompassing the breadth of the 2014 English National Curriculum. We ensure it meets the needs of our students and helps to develop character, personal pride and the highest moral standards. 

The Health and Social Care department aims to provide learners with the ability to gain and apply knowledge, understanding and skills in a variety of health, social care and early years’ settings. Learners will be able to use transferable skills and tools to improve their learning in other subjects with the aim of enhancing employability when they leave education, contributing to both their personal development and future economic well- being.   

OCR Cambridge National Award in Health and Social Care – Key stage 4  

This is a modular course, consisting of four units and is designed to give a broad introduction to health, social care and early years care practice and provision. It is valuable as an introduction to a wide range of careers and to further study. This includes an exam and three coursework units. 

Learners will receive six lessons per fortnight and gain a Level 1 or 2 qualification in OCR Cambridge National Award.  

Cambridge Nationals are vocationally related qualifications that take an engaging, practical and inspiring approach to learning and assessment. The Cambridge National in Health and Social Care introduces students to the specialist knowledge and skills needed to work in various care settings. Underpinning the qualification is a focus on core values and communicating with individuals so as to maintain their dignity and sense of being valued. 

They will learn about:  

  • The rights of individuals and values of care to be used when working in a health, social care or early years’ environment
  • 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 interaction of our body systems and the structure and function that they provide allow humans to breathe, move, experience taste, touch and smell the amazing world we live in.
  • Basic common first aid procedures and how to apply them in different settings
  • Across the two years’ learners will study three centre assessed units which are moderated by OCR and prepare for a one hour externally marked examination unit.

Teaching Staff

  • Mrs K Haresign 
  • Mrs N Barnsley  

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