Health & Social Care

Year 9 – Skills based curriculum using the RSA competences. Themes are: Term 1 – Drug and Sex Awareness, Term 2 – Healthy Lifestyles, Term 3 – Medicine Through Time.

Term 1
Key Learning Objectives To know and understand drug and alcohol awareness. To know and understand sex awareness and safe sex practices.
Key Activities / Homework Students will complete various activities surrounding drug and alcohol awareness such as carousels, Talk to FRANK research, role plays, power-point presentations and board games. Homework includes research into legal drugs, posters on alcohol awareness and case studies.
Assessments Students are skill assessed using the RSA competencies. Students in term 1 will be assessed on Managing Situations including time management, coping with change, risk taking and entrepreneurship. Students will create a board game on either drug or alcohol awareness. Students will also complete a group task stall exercise where they will promote safe sex practices.
Suggest reading & support materials http://www.talktofrank.com/   http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zkdqhyc

 

Term 2
Key Learning Objectives To know and understand how to promote healthy lifestyles in ourselves and others.
Key Activities / Homework Students will firstly gain an understanding of healthy eating and healthy options. They will complete role-plays, group tasks and research. Students will then gain an understanding of exercise importance and techniques. They will complete their own health checks using pulse monitors and blood pressure monitors before and after exercise. Students will also complete a healthy eating campaign with poster making, leaflet making and TV advertisements.
Assessments Students are skill assessed using the RSA competencies. Students in term 2 will be assessed on Managing Information including research and reflection. Students will create a healthy eating campaign and celebrate their successes by showcasing this in a HSC event.
Suggest reading & support materials http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zkdqhyc

 

Term 3
Key Learning Objectives To know and understand how medicine has changed over time.
Key Activities / Homework Students will gain an understanding of how medicine has changed from the 19th to the 21st Century. They will complete literacy-based activities such as newspaper articles, diaries, and written reports. Homework will include tasks such as posters, leaflets, spellings, articles and written reports.
Assessments Students are skill assessed using the RSA competencies. Students in term 3 will be assessed on Learning Competences including creativity, ICT skills and Key skills. Students will be assessed on various literacy tasks such as newspaper articles and written reports. Their final assessment will be a project looking at new and inventive medical breakthrough and being creative in their approach.
Suggest reading & support materials http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/history/shp/