Health and Social Care


In Health and Social Care, a Royds student will leave with the skills and knowledge to confidently consider a career in the caring profession. They will have developed key skills of empathy, communication and independent learning, which will equip them for future success both in terms of a career and, more importantly, in terms of living a healthy, happy life. 


Our curriculum is organised in such a way that provides our students with the opportunity to learn expected behaviours and be successful in their learning so that we can achieve our #LiveLoveLearn mission.  Our strategic intent is therefore very simple:

  • Provides a diversity of powerful knowledge, which over time, cumulatively builds to provide the cultural literacy that enables students to function in society.
  • Enables all students to enjoy learning and experience success.
  • Takes into account individual needs.
  • Creates a culture of high expectation and aspiration to raise standards of attainment and progress.
  • Develops confident and responsible individuals who can make a positive contribution to society and live safely and independently.

Implementation: Design

Our passage through life does not always run smoothly or to a set pattern; it can often be uneven, with many people and circumstances influencing it such as the birth of siblings, marriage, divorce, death of close relatives, health, employment etc. Our curriculum design will allow learners to investigate the main life processes that will occur with each life stage: develop an awareness and understanding of the key events that may happen and the effects of these during the lifespan of an individual, helping to identify the need for additional support. A sensitive approach as to why progress through a life stage(s) may be different will allow thoughtful debate. We are also passionate about exposing our learners to real world contexts and as such we provide opportunities for them to develop skills in first aid, produce suitable support plans for individuals encountering different life struggles and liaise with members of our community who face daily challenges, such as dementia. Appropriate levels of communication, both written and verbal, are developed during our students’ course of study so that it can be suitably applied in real world situations.

Further Information

To find out more about the content of the curriculum for each year group, please see our five year Health and Social Care curriculum map.

If you require more detailed information, please email the Subject Leader. Mrs Collins’ email address is

Subject Documents Date  
Five Year Health and Social Care Curriculum 29th Jul 2021 Download