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City of Peterborough Academy

Health and Social Care- Key Stage 4

OCR Health and Social Care - Key Stage 4

What will students do in this subject?

This qualification is a vocational subject­ this means its more practical­ you will gain the specialist knowledge and skills needed to work in various care settings.  It is the equivalent to a GCSE  You’ll develop a range of skills which will help you succeed not only in the workplace but also in other subjects too. These skills include: effective verbal communication presentation skills creative thinking problem solving research and planning.  

Course content

Students wil learn about the rights of individuals and the values of  care required when working in a health, social care or early years environment. Through role­play and case studies they will gain an understanding of how to apply these values so that individual’s dignity is maintained.

Topics you’ll cover:

- Principles of care
- Helping individuals find the support they need following life events
- Planning and delivering creative and therapeutic activities
- Health promotion and how to plan your own campaign.  

What might the subject lead into?

By developing applied knowledge and practical skills, this course will help give you the opportunity to progress on to A Levels, a Cambridge Technical in Health and Social Care,  an apprenticeship or university. 

The careers that start from Health and Social Care are endless – Nurse, Midwife, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Paramedic and more.