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Health and Social Care

Curriculum intent

In the UK, our publicly funded health and social care system is both a cause of national pride and our largest employer. The Health and Social Care curriculum is designed to allow students to explore the skills and knowledge needed of work in a range of roles but also the ethos behind the desire to provide free health care for all.
It is our intent to provide students with powerful knowledge on human development, factors
which impact on development and the services and professionals who support people with their health and wellbeing. Students will develop the academic skills of application, analysis, evaluation and research. They will also study the key care values and personal attributes required by health and social care practitioners, many of which link directly with Grace Academy’s own core values. Through theory and application to case studies the students analyse the impact of anti-discrimination policies within the sector along with how religious, cultural and personal beliefs can impact on care provided and accessibility to services.
This is a vocational course, which means theory is always applied to a selection of case studies,
providing a variety of clinical and moral questions for students to consider and work through.
Retrieval practice is built into the curriculum to enable us to link new learning with existing
theory to prepare for the examined units and also ensure the synoptic coursework evidences the highest marks possible.
The course will inspire students to strive to achieve their potential and gain positions within the
health and social care system where they can make a positive difference in our society.

Qualification information:

Our Values

We can achieve so much more than we think we can


Success doesn’t happen by mistake


Everyone deserves to feel valued and important


Honesty and doing the right thing are what really counts


Life is better with fresh starts and second chances