Health & Social Care

KS4 Subject Intent

About 3 million people in the UK work in health and social care that is equivalent to 1 in every 10 people. Demand for both health and social care is likely to continue to rise due to the ageing population, so it is sure to continue to play a key role in UK society.

The demand for people to fill these vital jobs will continue to increase. Our aim is to provide a fluid and dynamic knowledge rich KS4 option curriculum, which gives learners, access and progress to KS5 and beyond. This course will help learners to develop key transferable skills and knowledge such as self-evaluation and research skills.

Learners will also benefit from guest speakers from their local community and beyond. Learners may be given the opportunity to visit and take part in work experience in a variety of setting such as pre-schools, primary schools and nursing homes. It will also be an intention to raise student aspirations by developing key links with universities for all students.

Learners should be given the opportunity to be reflective throughout the course about choices they make and how they affect others. The overarching ethos of the course and the teaching is to equip students with a sound, specialist knowledge as well as skills for everyday use.

The vocational emphasis to the students learning with examples and case studies underpins the whole learning experience and provides the students with greater opportunity and enriching activities to encourage and develop success.

Curriculum Implementation