Health and Social Care Subject Intent Statement:
Students will learn about the importance of providing physical, emotional and social support to people as they progress through their lives. Studying Health and Social Care teaches our students a curriculum that both academically challenges but is rooted in real-life scenarios. Scenarios that most of us will face at some stage of our lives. This subject prepares students for their life beyond school. Health and social care is a cornerstone of our modern day society. Students will know that we all rely on this key industry multiple times throughout our lives and for various reasons and at different stages in their lives, some people need support to develop and maintain their independence, dignity and control.
In such a multifaceted and diverse disciplines, students will learn about the plethora of roles that are on offer in the Health and Social sector. As well as the research and development of existing and new positions over time and with new technology. Student acquire the skills, knowledge and interdependence required to work in this industry and be able to provide the best possible care for people under their supervision, whether this be a midwife, nurse, paramedic, speech and language therapist or social worker to name but a few. In their studies, students will realise the endless possibilities to carve a career in childcare through to health care, adult social care, mental health services and social services.
At a deeper level, students will learn, hone and improve their personal behaviours and attributes; the essential skills that are attributes of the people working in this sector: being sociable, team work, problem solving, a thirst for continual learning and reflecting and also being able to promote equality and diversity. Students will learn that by helping others we have the opportunity to help ourselves in our own wellbeing emotions, psychology and build our own confidence, self-esteem and beliefs: as Mahatma Gandhi acknowledge that ‘It is health that is the real wealth.