Health & Social Care

Key Stage 3 (Year 9)

As part of their Health and Social Care course, Year 9 study the St. John Ambulance Young First Aider programme, which will lead them to being awarded the Babysitters First Aid Certificate.  First Aid training is ideal for building self-awareness, self-esteem, interpersonal skills and confidence in coping with difficult and real life situations as responsible citizens.

Key Stage 4

Health and Social Care GCSE is an option subject focusing on human growth and development from birth to the end of life, how health care services have been developed and organised, the ways in which people can obtain care services and the barriers which could prevent service users gaining access to them, the main roles of people providing the services and the principles of care and value which underpin all care work and service users.

Students will have the opportunity to meet with practitioners from a range of health and social care settings, including a visit to Southampton Solent University to spend time with a nutritionist, a personal trainer and sports psychologist.  Field trips support knowledge and understanding: we have developed strong links with the Trussell Trust whom we visit twice in Year 10 and we also study the challenges people face in obtaining the services they need by using public transport to visit a modern city centre development in Southampton.  Studies are closely tied in with work experience and this has proved very successful, ensuring that the students have a ‘real’ experience of working in a health or social care setting before starting their controlled assessment.