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    Health & Social Care



    If you are interested in the care of people in different settings and are keen to learn more about:

    • Health
    • Early Years (Care and Education)
    • Care of Older People
    • Individuals with Specific Needs

    then the BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care at Key Stage 4 and the BTEC Level 3 - Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care at Key Stage 5 may be the right choice for you.

    KS3 Curriculum

    Although Health and Social Care is not taught at KS3, students start developing their understanding of factors that affect health and well-being through a range of activities delivered through the PSHE curriculum.

    KS4 Curriculum

    The BTEC Tech Award is designed to provide a specialist work-related qualification that will develop practical skills and provide students with an introduction to the basic knowledge required for employment in the area of Health and Social Care. Students studying Health and Social study the following components:

    1. Human Lifespan Development
    2. Health and Social Care Services and Values
    3. Health and Wellbeing


    Students learn how people develop throughout their life, to care for clients in a health and social care setting and how to improve health. This course is assessed on coursework and an externally assessed set task.

    KS5 Curriculum

    The BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate is designed as a broad basis of study for the Health and Social Care sector. The qualification is designed to support progression to higher education either in a Health and Social Care related field or other field. The course focuses on applying Health and Social Care knowledge to case studies.

      Autumn Spring/Summer

    Year 12

    Human Lifespan Development
    Exam (Jan)

    Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs

    Year 13 Working in Health and Social Care
    Exam (Jan)
    Psychological perspectives

    Both of these courses are interesting, informative and rewarding. If you would like further information please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Watts, Subject Tutor, for further information.

    You can find more details on the Key Stage 4 Options and Sixth Form pages.


    Assessment plays a crucial role in the development and learning for all students. Assessment takes place, with feedback provided, in the following ways:

    • Assessment for learning (Checking understanding and informing next steps): A range of strategies are used to check understanding and inform next steps including multiple choice quizzes, questions at the start of lessons that reflect on previous learning and/or check understanding about the lesson topics to be covered and questioning in class.
    • Assessment as learning (Helping students embed knowledge): Helping students to embed knowledge occurs through a mid-unit assessment leading to DIRT tasks, questioning in class – in class low stakes quizzes and in lesson activities to reinforce learning with past paper questions included for self-review and class discussion.
    • Assessment of learning (Measuring how much learning has taken place)Measuring how much learning has taken place includes plenary questions reviewing learning in that lesson, summative assessment of final piece of work for the unit, a mock exam or assessment of coursework.


    Students in Key Stage 4 and 5 have the opportunity to visit local health and social care environments such as local residential homes, special schools, hospices and nurseries to enhance their learning and to help in the writing of their coursework. External speakers are also invited into school to help develop further students' understanding of the subject.