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Health and Wellbeing

Learning Manager: Mr Gethin Greves           GrevesG@hwbcymru.net 

Assistant Learning Manager: Mrs Natalie Williams           jonesn338@hwbcymru.net

 

Croeso! Welcome to the Health and Well-being Learning Area.

Here you will find information on Physical Education, PSE, Alternative Curriculum, Health and Social Care, Child Care and Hair and Beauty.

Within this learning area we strive to ensure that pupils’ health and well-being is given high priority at this vital stage in a young person’s life.

The experienced and enthusiastic staff will educate pupils with the skills to lead a healthy and balanced lifestyle and ensure that they are well informed in order to make the right choices. It is our belief that pupils should be happy in school and that they are given the opportunities to express their opinions – pupil voice is something which will be central to the development of Haverfordwest High VC School.

                                                                Key Stage 3    

PE

The PE department offer pupils in Key Stage 3 a wide range of activities to ensure they get the opportunity to develop their ability and experience new sports.

During practical lessons pupils will also gain an understanding of the reasons why exercise is vital in leading a healthy lifestyle. Pupils will get the opportunity to use the wide range of facilities on the Portfield and Prendergast sites. The PE department are dedicated to providing an extensive extracurricular programme and we encourage pupils of all abilities to join our clubs to develop physically and socially within the school.

PSE

All pupils in KS3 will receive weekly PSE sessions with their form tutor. Sessions will be informative and touch on essential topics for pupils at a key stage of their mental, physical and social development.

Pupils will also have lessons delivered by outside speakers such as the police, fire brigade, bus and train safety officers so that they are able to develop into ethical, informed, healthy and confident citizens.

Key Stage 4

PE

For those pupils who have developed a keen interest in Physical Education at KS3 there is an opportunity for them to further their knowledge by opting for the subject at GCSE.

Students will have a practical and a theory assessment during the course. These both make up 50% of their overall mark so it is important that they strive to achieve in all aspects of the course. The theory side of the course will concentrate on many aspects of a healthy lifestyle and also focus on the physiological and psychological side of playing sport.

It is vital that pupils who take PE at GCSE, compete for the school and for clubs outside of school to ensure they develop their practical ability.

Link to WJEC PE GCSE Specification:

http://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/physical-education/r-gcse-physical-education-from-2016/

PSE

All pupils in KS4 will still receive weekly PSE sessions with their form tutor. Sessions will be informative and cover essential topics for pupils at a key stage in their mental, physical and social development.

These lessons, along with visits from outside speakers, will help students pave their way in life by choosing the best pathways to ensure their future success.

Alternative Curriculum

Within Alternative Curriculum pupils are given the opportunity to study several vocational courses including Personal and Social Development, Certificate of Personal Effectiveness, Succeeding with Education and Employment and many Agored Qualifications.

The school works with outside agencies such as Really Pro and the Pembrokeshire Youth Service to provide extensive opportunities for pupils who require an alternative pathway.

Vocational Qualifications

The Learning Area provides an opportunity for pupils who are better suited to a practical environment.

The courses provided by the staff include Child Care, Health and Social Care and Hair and Beauty. These subjects give the pupils the opportunity to gain GCSE level qualifications through practical and project-based work. They also give the pupils the experience of a career they may be considering for the future.

Key Stage 5

PE

The KS5 course prepares students for university and further education. It takes a more in-depth look at elements that pupils have covered at GCSE, taking their knowledge further.

The WJEC AS and A level in physical education provides a coherent combination of four areas of study:

  1. Exercise physiology, performance analysis and training
  2. Sport psychology
  3. Skill acquisition
  4. Sport and society

Link to WJEC AS and A level PE Specification:

http://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/physical-education/r-gce-asa-physical-education-from-2016/

AS Health and Social Care

AS Health and Social Care is made up of two units.

Unit 1 is the examination Unit and includes knowledge of: “Quality of Life Factors, Principles of Care, Caring Skills and Communication, Barriers to Care, Rights and Responsibilities as well as Redress. This paper is made up of short answer questions of up to 12 marks. This component is 1 1/2 hours long and is worth 40% of the overall component.

Unit 2 is the coursework component which is worth 60% of the overall AS. The aim of this unit is to design, run and assess the impact of your own Health Promotion Campaign. Examples have included a Healthy Eating Campaign for a Year 4 Class and an Alcohol Awareness campaign for a Year 8 class. The focus of the assessment is the planning and evaluation of the campaign.

A2 Health and Social Care

A2 Health and Social Care is made up of two units.

Unit 7 is a 10 hour controlled assessment conducted at the end of April. This is a written response to a novel scenario which is given to us in March. Examples have included: Leroy is a 19 year old who has suffered from depression for the last 3 years. Investigate the local health and social care provision available to Leroy; Sarah suffers from diabetes. Investigate the local health and social care provision available to Sarah. This component constitutes 40% of the A2 qualification.

Unit 10 is a case study investigation into an identified individual in later adulthood. The topics include an investigation of the physical and cognitive changes in later adulthood; an assessment of the changes and challenges faced by your chosen individual, as well as the available services and their ability to meet your individual’s physical and cognitive needs. You will also be expected to assess the way in which legislation and national policy help support services in meeting your individual’s needs as well as an evaluation of your own methods of investigation.

    Key Stage 5

PE
The KS5 course prepares students for university and further education. It takes a more in-depth look at elements that pupils have covered at GCSE, taking their knowledge further.

The WJEC AS and A level in physical education provides a coherent combination of four areas of study:

1. Exercise physiology, performance analysis and training
2. Sport psychology
3. Skill acquisition