Childcare and Health & Social Care Curriculum 2020 – 2021

Childcare Curriculum Intent

The overall aim of Childcare is to develop pupils with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in a childcare environment or a similar setting where the core skills are transferable e.g. health care. All students will develop a range of skills, through sequenced lessons, needed for their wider lives e.g. knowledge of health and safety, communication skills and an experience of responsibilities.

In Years 10 and 11 students will complete the CACHE Technical Award in Child Development and Care. Throughout these 2 years, they will complete topics including internally assessed units looking at childcare provisions and child development. The externally assessed exam, completed in year 11, builds on knowledge acquired through the internally assessed units and is focused on childcare and development. These units will give ALL pupils the knowledge required to pursue further studies into childcare and careers in this subject field.

The rationale for the knowledge selected is that the CACHE courses are the most accessible courses for our students based on content and the way the content is delivered and assessed. This gives students the best opportunities to achieve and succeed in childcare. Teens and toddlers adds to the pupil centred approach as it allows pupils to transfer their knowledge learned in lessons to a practical environment and develop ‘real life’ experiences in a childcare setting. The practical aspects of these courses also engage some the students who may be at risk of disengagement and allow them to make progress in this subject.

Our links with our sponsor the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust provides additional experiences for the pupils including trips to nurseries, midwifery units and hospitals. These all help to provide students with career goals and give them the aspiration to work hard to achieve these. These trips and topics covered whilst studying the course help to improve student’s employability skills.

For further information, please contact Annmarie Lees, Teacher of Health and Social Care at [email protected]

Childcare Year 10 Overview HT1-6

Childcare Year 11 Overview HT1-6

Health & Social Care Curriculum Intent

The overall aim of Health & Social Care is to develop pupils with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in the health and social care field or a similar setting where the core skills are transferable e.g. child care. All students will develop a range of skills needed, through sequenced lessons, for their wider lives e.g. knowledge health and wellbeing, growth and development and the impact of life events.

In Years 10 and 11 students will complete the BTEC Tech Award in Health and Social Care. Throughout these 2 years they will complete topics including two internally assessed units. The externally assessed exam, completed in year 11, builds on knowledge acquired through the internally assessed units and focuses on health and wellbeing. These units will give pupils the knowledge required to pursue further studies into health and social care and careers in this subject field.

The rationale for the knowledge selected is that the BTEC courses are the most accessible courses for our students based on content and the way the content is delivered and assessed. This gives students the best opportunities to achieve and succeed. Teens and toddlers adds to the pupil centred approach as it allows pupils to transfer their knowledge learned in lessons to a practical environment and develop ‘real life’ experiences to apply knowledge of care values (needed for component 2). The practical aspects of these courses also engage some the students who may be at risk of disengagement and allow them to make progress in this subject.

The subject will develop students’ cultural capital by allowing them to develop the skills and knowledge to go forward into a career in health and social care. In addition, pupils who chose not to pursue this line of work will have still developed skills, which will be transferable to wider life and society. They will also develop knowledge of the world through vocational trips and visits to health and social care settings.

Our links with our sponsor the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust provides additional experiences for the pupils including trips to nurseries, midwifery units and hospitals. These all help to provide students with career goals and give them the aspiration to work hard to achieve these. These trips and topics covered whilst studying the course help to improve students’ employability skills.

For further information, please contact Annmarie Lees, Teacher of Health & Social Care at [email protected]

Health and Social Care Year 10 Overview HT1-6

Health and Social Care Year 11 Overview HT1-6