Hellesdon High School

Health & Social Care

Health and Social Care is within the Social Sciences department which is led by colleagues who have extensive experience leading Health and Social Care.

The Health and Social Care curriculum ensures that we teach students beyond ‘what they just need to know’ for the exam as this is a relatively small number of things. We secure this knowledge by embedding it in a much more extensive knowledge base that incorporates lots of other things, some of which might not immediately be relevant, or which may simply be additional examples. At the time these may not be strictly necessary (students could cope without these extras) but, in the long run, the cumulative weight of what has been learnt becomes significant.

This includes:

  • Engaging with current professionals, researchers and HE provision (NNUH Health Care Academy Y12, attending Allied Health Professionals day at UEA)
  • Work Experience (Compulsory for Extended Diploma, strongly encouraged for other students)
  • Drawing on contemporary research literature
  • Students using original literature
  • Students at Level 1/2 engaging with sources from Level 3
  • Students completing applied research (Unit 4 Year 12)
  • Students engaging in research/theory/examples that is beyond specification
  • Using contemporary cultural examples to demonstrate relationship of research to human behaviour
  • Using current newsworthy examples that highlight the impact of Health and Social Care across society