The vision of the Health and Social Care department at Wallingford School is that it can become the means by which our pupils can become resilient individuals who are prepared and equipped for an ever-changing world to which they feel certain they can contribute to in a meaningful way.

The department aims to help young people develop a sense of self-worth and the wisdom to see the world through the eyes of others and to understand their place within the world. We also want our learners to develop and have empathy for those around them, locally and globally and to be able to consider the dilemmas some people face from all walks of life.

The Health and Social Care department seeks to have high aspirations for all our students, support them to progress during their time at Wallingford, and encourage them to achieve the best that they are able to. We seek to design, implement (and evaluate) a curriculum which offers breadth and balance, impacts on students’ personal development and welfare.

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OCR Cambridge Nationals Health & Social Care

Year 10

Students in Year 10 will cover two units: RO22 (Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years setting) and RO21 (Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings)

Term 1

  • Understand how to communicate effectively

Term 2

  • Understand the personal qualities that contribute to effective care

Term 3

  • Communicate effectively within a health, social care and early years setting

Term 4

  • Understand how to support individuals to maintain their rights

Term 5

  • Understand the importance of the values of care and how they are applied in health and social care settings
  • Understand how legislation impacts on care settings

Term 6

  • Understand how personal hygiene, safety and security measures protect individuals

Year 11

Students in Year 11 will cover two units: RO31 (Using basic first aid) and RO23 (Understanding body systems and disorders)

Term 1

  • Understand how to assess the scene of an accident to identify risks and continuing dangers

Term 2

  • Understand the first aid procedures for a range of injuries

Term 3

  • Be able to apply basic first aid procedures
  • Understand how body systems work

Term 4

  • Understand disorders that affect body systems

Terms 5

  • Be able to interpret data obtained from measuring body rates with reference to the functioning of healthy body system

Term 6

  • Coursework moderation and improvement, revision and examinations

BTEC Level 3 Health & Social Care

Includes Extended Certificate and National Diploma

Year 12

Terms 1, 2 & 3

  • Unit 1 - Human Lifespan Development

Terms 4, 5 & 6

  • Unit 5 - Meeting Individual Care Needs

Year 13

Terms 1 & 2

  • Unit 2 - Working in Health and Social Care

Terms 3, 4 & 5

  • Unit 12 - Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs