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St Paul's School
for Girls

Key Stage 4

At St Paul’s your daughter will study the Cambridge Nationals Level 1/2 in Health and Social Care.

Vocational courses are not an inferior option–they are a viable alternative; as hard, but in a different way. They link to a personal passion/ calling and personal skills and attributes.

This is a highly valued qualification, equivalent to 1 GCSE which will lead to employment, apprenticeships or study at university on excellent courses.

 

Your daughter will be assessed over the 2 years as follows through 2 mandatory units and 2 optional units chosen by the course teachers to meet the needs of the students.

They will be assessed through a 25% EXAM and 75% COURSEWORK.

Year 10:

MANDATORY unit R021: Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings

(1 HOUR EXAM 25%)

MANDATORY unit R022: Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years settings

(COURSEWORK 25%)     

 

Year 11:

OPTIONAL - R028: Understanding the development and protection of young children in an early years setting

(COURSEWORK 25%)

OPTIONAL unit - R031: Using basic first aid procedures

(COURSEWORK 25%)     

 

What the Grades Mean

Grade Alpha Equivalent Numerical Equivalent
Distinction A* 9
Distinction A 8
Merit B

7 (high M)

6 (low M)

Pass C 5

MANDATORY R021: Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings

(1 HOUR EXAM, 60 possible marks: 25%)

Many individuals who use services often feel vulnerable and are lacking in confidence. If staff are friendly in their approach, apply the values of good care and are supportive, as well as following the accepted procedures, those using the service will feel respected and assured that all is being done to promote their health and well-being.

Studying this unit will enable the learner to understand how this is achieved.

The unit will prepare learners for the work place, enabling them to gain an understanding of how the values of care should be applied and how maintaining the rights of individuals will enable them to feel valued.

 

MANDATORY R022: Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years settings

(COURSEWORK 25%)

Through this unit learners will gain an understanding of:

  • the different types of communication, the importance of good communication
  • the factors that influence effective communication
  • Ways to overcome barriers
  • Understand the qualities that contribute to effective practical care.

These are transferable skills that can be used in everyday life. Being able to communicate effectively and to employ personal qualities to relate to others can influence every aspect of a person’s life, providing a key foundation on which to grow.

 

OPTIONAL R028: Understanding the development and protection of young children in an early years setting

(COURSEWORK 25%)

This unit aims to provide learners with a key understanding of the physical, intellectual, language, emotional and social development of 0–5 year olds in an early years setting.

It will enable learners to:

  • understand the importance of promoting a safe environment when working with children in which they are looked after
  • understand the areas of risk that can endanger children’s lives in an early years setting.

On completion of this unit learners will be able to identify the key milestones of child development between 0–5 years and understand the early years values which apply to this setting.

Learners will be able to identify risks and hazards which may occur and how to create a safe environment in an early years setting.

 

OPTIONAL R031: Using basic first aid procedures (COURSEWORK 25%)

In an EMRGENCY situation, would you know what to do?

Sometimes a qualified first aider in not available, so it is useful for everyone to be aware of the standard response procedures that should be followed to protect casualties, yourself and others.

In this unit you will:

-Gain basic knowledge of first aid procedures

-Learn how to carry out basic first aid procedures for a range of injuries

-Assess the scene of an accident through role play

-How to give important information to emergency services

Studying this unit does not make you a qualified first aider, but will develop your confidence and knowledge and understanding should you ever experience witnessing an emergency situation.