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Breda Academy, Belfast
Read and Write is available for pupils to download for free at home and on school computers. Pupils can download the software onto any device.   FREE Read & Write Software Now Available for Breda Academy Students   All Breda Academy pupils are now registered to download and use TextHelp’s ‘Read & Write’ software at home for FREE.   Read & Write is a toolbar available for all pupils to download for FREE at home and to also use on school computers. The toolbar has a number of excellent features to guide pupils’ work, such as: dictionaries and picture dictionaries; text to speech generators; spelling, punctuation and grammar checkers; research highlighters; and a range of other useful features that can be used to form a personalised toolbar that suits your child’s learning needs. This software makes extended pieces of writing more accurate, and makes researching more efficient; this is particularly valuable for pupils studying for GCSE and A Level examinations.   Read & Write can be downloaded on to laptops, PCs and tablets, and on to Windows, Android, iPads, Macs and Chrome Book devices.   Please follow the instructions below to install this FREE software on to your devices:   Using the device you want to download the software on to, open up the webpage Click ‘Try Now’ Select your platform (Android, iPad, Windows, Mac OS etc.) and click install You’ll be directed to the easiest and fastest way to install; follow the instructions The first time the programme runs, you’ll be asked to log in with your email address. Choose ‘Microsoft Account’ and key in your child’s school email address (using the ending Enter your child’s C2K password, and you should be good to go!   Once the software is downloaded, there will be automatic updates when the device is connected to the internet, so you should always have the latest version of Read and Write.   If you are having difficulties downloading the software, or have questions about how to use Read & Write, please go to There are also several YouTube tutorials about how to use the various features of Read & Write
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Health and Social Care


Subject Overview:

Health and Social Care is an exciting subject which is about increasing student knowledge, understanding and expertise on a range of health, social care and early year issues.  The UK has a job shortage in this area of expertise and this subject helps to prepare students for higher level education and future employment.    Students will have a comprehensive understanding of a range of key areas within this area of study, some of which include; the complex needs of service users, an understanding of key legislation, the function of organisations and the importance of providing quality care.

Key Stage 4 Qualification Courses and Programmes of Study:

In Key Stage 4 throughout years 11 and 12 students can choose to study GCSE Health and Social Care.  The GCSE Health and Social Care course gives students opportunities to learn about human development and investigate how factors, such as smoking, pollution, income or chronic illness, affect health and well-being. Students learn about how relationships and major life changes, such as birth of a sibling, starting college, university or work, affect health and well-being. They also investigate the sources of support for individuals coping with life changes.

Students develop their understanding of the world of work in the health, social care and early years’ sectors by investigating how the needs of different service user groups are met. They also learn about a range of job roles in these sectors and discover how practitioners apply the values of care.   Guest speakers are regularly invited into school to share their knowledge and experience.

Key Stage 5 Qualification Courses and Programmes of Study:

In Key Stage 5 students can study GCE A Level Health & Social Care in Single or Double Award qualifications.    Health and Social Care is a stimulating, relevant and interesting subject. The health, social care and early years’ sectors are major employers in Northern Ireland. By choosing this subject, students may be given the opportunity to study a wide range of subjects including communication, social policy, health promotion, physiology, family issues and research methods. These is ideally suited to those who may be interested in health and well-being or pursuing a career in the caring profession. This subject develops knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to degrees in nursing, allied health professions, social sciences, social policy, social work and early years. All students will have opportunities to develop valuable skills such as research, analysis, communication, working with others, independent learning, creative thinking and problem solving.


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