Subjects
at Cockermouth School

Health and Social Care

With Health and Social Care we aim to actively engage students in the processes of Health and Social Care to help them develop as effective and independent learners. We also encourage students to 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.

Students will develop a critical and analytical approach to problem-solving within the health, social-care and early-years sectors and be able to examine issues which affect the nature and quality of human life including an appreciation of diversity and cultural issues.

Key Stage 4

The Health and Social Care course is a two-year course starting in year 10 to gain an OCR national qualification. This qualification is made up of three internally assessed units of work and one externally assessed unit of work, that are all worth 25% of the overall grade.

Year 10

The first unit that you will do in year 10 is an internal unit; Creative activities to support individuals in health, social and early year’s settings (R027).  This unit is made up of three learning outcomes including:

  • Understand the different types of creative activities available in health, social care and early years’ settings
  • Understand the benefits of participating in creative activities
  • Be able to carry out creative activities in a health, social care or early years setting

The second unit of work that you will do in year 10 is another internal unit; Understanding Life Stages (R025). This unit is made up of four learning outcomes including:

  • Understand the stages of development from young people to adulthood
  • Understand the ageing process in older adulthood
  • Know which medical conditions may affect progress through the life stages
  • Be able to create support plans

Year 11

The first unit of work you will do in year 11 is an internal unit; Communicating and working with individuals in health, social and early year’s settings (R022). This unit is made up of three learning outcomes including:

  • Understand how to communicate effectively
  • Understand the personal qualities that contribute to effective care
  • Be able to communicate effectively within a health, social care and early years setting

The second unit of work is an external unit; Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings (R021). This unit is made up of four learning outcomes including:

  • Understand how to support individuals to maintain their rights
  • Understand the importance of the values of care and how they are applied
  • Understand how legislation impacts on care settings
  • Understand how personal hygiene, safety and security measures protect

Individuals

Key Stage 5

The Health and Social Care course is a two-year course starting in year 12 to gain an OCR Cambridge Technical qualification. This qualification is made up of four internally assessed units of work and two externally assessed units of work.

Year 12

In year 12 you will complete two internally assessed units of work including Building Positive Relationships in Health, Social and Child Care and Supporting people with mental health conditions. You will then complete an external (exam) unit in the summer; Equality and Diversity.

Year 13

In year 13 you will complete two internally assed units of work including Health and Safety and Nutrition for Heath. You will then complete an external (exam) unit in the summer; Anatomy and Physiology.

Outside the Classroom

We offer many opportunities to seek support for their coursework units and have after school and lunch provision set up. We offer consistent and regular feedback to our students to help them progress throughout the years.