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Health & Social Care

Intent Statement

At the Mandeville School, Health and Social Care is an optional subject which gives students ideas about the fundamental life stages and the development people go through as they make their way through life. Students will look at the varied care roles that there are present in the Health and Care Services, which will include doctors, occupational therapists and care workers to name a few. Students will also understand the barriers that can be experienced by people which prevent them from accessing different care services.

Our intent is to enable students to become caring and respectful individuals who have a deeper understanding of how the care system contributes to society, encouraging them to be individuals with a passion for improving the quality of care provision for all its users.

Health and Social Care is important because through the development of understanding of care services, students will develop essential skills and attributes that will be prized by employers.

There are also strong opportunities for post-16 progression in this subject.

Links to the whole-school curriculum

The Health and Social Care curriculum is aligned to the whole school Curriculum. The Health and Social Care curriculum is designed to establish a kind community where everyone perseveres, achieves and flourishes; where we enable all the experience life to the full. In the Health and Social Care department we maintain the Mandeville School Curriculum Principles:

A kind community through a curriculum that respects the diversity of our school, valuing our rich knowledge, history and experiences.

Perseverance and achievement through a curriculum that is well sequenced, developing understanding, building retention and leading to academic achievement. Firm foundations in a three-year Key Stage 3 provide grounding for success in Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5 and beyond.

Flourishing through a curriculum that nourishes personal development by giving students opportunities to explore their identity and grow their character. Students are equipped with knowledge of how to be healthy, sustain positive relationships and maintain wellbeing so as to have the information needed to be able to make an effective contribution to society.

Enabling students to experience life to the full through a curriculum that inspires and enriches them with meaningful knowledge and cultural capital. High aspirations mean students study a broad range of subjects in Key Stage 3 and have a variety of routes through Key Stage 4 and 5 which are challenging and aspirational.

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