The Health and Social care department seeks to have high aspirations for all our students, support them to progress during their time at Rossington All Saints Academy, and encourage them to achieve the best that they can. We seek to design, implement (and evaluate) a curriculum which offers breadth and balance, impacts on students’ personal development and welfare. While we support students to develop their knowledge and skills, we encourage them to ask questions, develop their understanding and build confidence in their own abilities.  Students will be provided with transferable skills and tools to improve their learning in other subjects, thus enhancing their employability when leaving education.

Our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of our young people, preparing them for adult and working life in the 21st century, contributing to both their personal development and future economic well-being.

Equality and diversity is at the heart of what we do as the curriculum focuses on the rights and care values that promote equality and diversity in a range of settings.  Legislation is also introduced and what impact it has on both service users and providers.

The range of units available allow our students to explore more deeply things that interest them.  Students also learn the importance of softer skills such as communication skills.

Where appropriate the course also focuses on British Values, relationships and sex education and mental health. These are also embedded in to our whole school PSHCE and RE Step up days.

The department has many cross-curricular opportunities with Art, English, Science, PE, food technology and religious education. For example creative and therapeutic activities, written and verbal communication skills and culture, beliefs and empathy.

Rossington All Saints Academy values in Applied 

Community: Be an ambassador for the care and support of vulnerable people, within the local community.

Aspirations: Develop specialist knowledge in dementia care, learning disabilities and mental health care with a view to perusing a career in the sector.

Resilience: Look for positive solutions, physical and mental well-being

Excellence: Develop the top 5 requested skills in the Health and Social Care sector – rehabilitation knowledge, mental health, screening, care giving and learning disabilities knowledge.

Possible pathways

The Health and Social Care qualification will assess the application of Health and Social Care through its practical use. The course will provide learners with essential knowledge, transferable skills and tools to improve their learning in other subjects with the aim of enhancing their employability when they leave education, contributing to both their personal development and future economic well-being.

Progression route qualifications include Health and Social Care and Early Years L3, NVQ (Level 3) in the Work Place, CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare.

KS4 Coverage

OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Health and Social Care (120 Guided learning hours)

Exam board: OCR

Assessment details: Three units are centre-assessed and externally moderated by OCR. The examined unit is externally assessed by OCR.

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