Health and Social Care
Health and Social Care Studies at Wyedean follows a strong ethos of empowering and inclusive practice, with great emphasis placed on effective, collaborative work with care providers in the community. We aim to provide students with challenging programmes of study, which will equip them, not only with academic and work based skills, but also with increased levels of confidence. Students will experience a sense of personal and professional growth during the course, helping them to recognise their own potential.
Key Stage 3
Neither Health and Social Care or Child Development are currently offered at Key Stage 3.
Key Stage 4
Students will follow the Edexcel GCSE Child Development Syllabus.
Key Stage 5
Students can opt to follow the AQA syllabus to either or both AS and A2. Students will develop research skills, evaluation and problem solving skills through the portfolio elements and independent study requirements. The students will submit 3 portfolios for AS and 1 portfolio or exams at A2 which will be chosen from a list of available topics.
Typically, students of Health and Social Care will complete some work experience alongside their academic studies; visits to health and community organisations, industries or businesses to gain some practical experience of the skills, techniques, processes and equipment used; students will find out about what people do at work and have discussions with care professionals and service users.