Welcome to the Health & Social Care Department

The curriculum and assessment of students at this stage of education has been carefully designed to promote deep learning of Health and Social Care and develop students into Health and Social Care Practitioners: As an option subject curriculum teaches the subject of health and social care enabling students to draw from their own knowledge and experiences of human lifespan development, life events, care services and values, whilst also developing specialist language and terminology, challenging existing perceptions and applying theory to practice.

Students will

be able to draw on the knowledge and skills acquired from other GCSE subjects where relevant. Learners can use the knowledge and skills from GCSEs generally, giving them the opportunity to apply their academic knowledge to everyday and work contexts. Key topics of care services, care values, life stages and life events are explored with emphasis on developing a deeper understanding through the use of case studies supporting application of theory to practice in the health and social care field. Assessment, analysis and evaluation skills are developed alongside literacy skills for researching and completing controlled assessments.

Curriculum Maps

Please download our Curriculum Maps for each of the Key Stages for an overview of the content taught here at Ormiston Forge Academy


Key Stage 4 HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE Curriculum


Key Stage 5 HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE Curriculum