Health & Social Care

We believe that students deserve a curriculum that prepares them for career pathways in a variety of vocational areas, providing them with the knowledge and skills within Health and Social Care that can then be transferred in to a variety of environments.  Our curriculum will ensure that all of our students will have the opportunity to:




Who’s Who within the Department: 

Mr Donald – Head of Health & Social Care and PE 

Miss Henderson2nd in Department 

Mrs Quinn – Teacher of Health and Social and PE 

Mr Marquis Teacher of Health and Social and PE 

Mr KinghornTeacher Health and Social and PE 


KS4 Qualification


Possible pathways 

Employment and progression routes for health and social care students are numerous. You could go on to work in childcare, teaching, nursing, midwifery, community work, counselling, occupational therapy, criminology, social work, palliative care, and care for the elderly, to name just a few.


Curriculum Intent Statement

Health and Social Care equips our students to discover the impact of positive and negative human development and to critically analyse how these factors affect our day to day lives. Health and Social Care enables students to explore areas that influence how we develop throughout life stages and in turn raise expectations of how we can live successful and healthy lives now and in our future.

Health and Social care enables students to learn about different health conditions which can effect individuals. Students will then be encouraged to develop Health Plans to improve health and wellbeing along with overcoming any barriers.

Understanding of the different Care Values within Health and Social Care are developed to enable students to learn how to work within any health or social environment and why each one is important.  Students will also be encouraged to do further research into the different settings and roles within those settings relating them to health conditions.

Health and Social Care promotes opportunities for students to draw from case studies and opportunities to undertake research to compliment learning and create skills that will be used throughout their lives. These skills encourage students to think outside typical teenage ego-centrism and begin to challenge the way they perceive the world we live in. Furthermore, highlighting how human relationships, physical environments and socioeconomic status may influence how they develop.

Through investigation of health and well-being and how our lifestyle choices effect how healthy we are, students access different resources and external agency advice and guidance that encourages them to talk about areas and raise awareness of signs and symptoms of: abuse, addiction, illness and mental health.

To learn more about what Health & Social Care entails, open the Learning Journey in the documents section below! 




PedagogyEnrichmentOther General Principles
Our pedagogy is supported by:

– Use of modelling exemplars to demonstrate expectations;
– Create an environment of confidence where students feel they can experiment, make mistakes and make their own decisions on development of work structure;
– Marking and targeted feedback to support student improvement;
– Inspire challenge through questioning; 
– Build resilience to encourage students to learn from mistakes and use these as a platform for improvement.
We will enrich our curriculum by:

– Enabling students to experience the subject out of lessons to expand knowledge;
– Developing partnerships with external providers that extend opportunities for learning;
– Giving a deeper understanding of links between knowledge learnt and vocational context.
Our curriculum will enable students to:

– Assess different health conditions/possible future conditions and offer advice on how individuals can make improvements to their health and wellbeing.  This will be in the format of health improvements plans.
– Students can look at individual cases and evaluate developments in Physical, Intellectual, Emotional and Social and how these can change throughout their life as they can be effected by life events or environmental factors.