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Mangotsfield Secondary

  • The Mangotsfield Way -  Community : Love Learning : Respect : Challenge

 

 

Health and Social Care

At Mangotsfield School Health and Social Care promotes the understanding of many important issues faced within today’s health and social care system. It is an academic subject that equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary for further study and work in the sector by looking into key areas such as legislation changes, barriers that people in society may face, major life changes and their effects on people’s self-esteem.

Students complete four units during the course, these include:

  1. Unit R021: Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings.

  2. Unit R022: Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years settings.

  3. Unit R023: Understanding body systems and disorders.

  4. Unit R031: Using basic first aid procedures.

Each unit makes up 25% of the student’s GCSE. Unit R021 is the examined unit, whilst the remaining three units are coursework based.

These units in health and social care should encourage learners to be inspired by following a coherent and worthwhile course of study. The course should prepare learners to make informed decisions about further study and career choices. These units in health and social care enable learners to:

  • Actively engage in the processes of health and social care to develop as effective and independent learners.

  • Understand aspects of personal development, and the health, social care and early years sectors through investigation and evaluation of a range of services and organisations.

  • Develop a critical and analytical approach to problem-solving within the health, social care and early years sectors.

  • Examine issues that affect the nature and quality of human life including an appreciation of diversity and cultural issues.

Meet the team

  • Miss Markwell - At the age of 16 I chose to study Health and Social Care as an A-Level. From that moment I fell in love with the subject and its relevance to everyday situations. The positive nature of the subject and the love the students have for it makes teaching it both enjoyable and worthwhile.

  • Mrs Hillier – As a drama teacher, human interaction and relationships are central to my teaching.  I love the opportunity to develop this beyond the drama studio.

  • Miss Vincent – I have enjoyed teaching Health and Social Care for many years and watching students go on to work in this sector.

Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)

Please follow the link to our Health and Social Care specification (https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/82369-specification.pdf).  Please only refer to the following units: 

  1. Unit R021: Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings.

  2. Unit R022: Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years settings.

  3. Unit R023: Understanding body systems and disorders.

  4. Unit R031: Using basic first aid procedures.