Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care

Faculty of Art & Design Technology


Mrs S Gray

Mrs K Savage



Health and Social Care is a subject where students can engage and develop transferable interpersonal skills. These include the ability to work independently or with others, problem solving, personal, learning and thinking skills and to provide learners with opportunities to link their education to the world of work in engaging, relevant and practical ways.


Our aim is to provide a challenging and enriching experience which will allow pupils to:

  • to take responsibility for their own learning and achievement.
  • to work confidently whether it is independently or in a group.
  • to be interested in working with people.
  • to develop skills and attributes prized by employers, further education colleges and higher education establishments.


KS4 Curriculum 2019-2020

Years 9, 10, & 11

The students will study Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care. 

This qualification consists of three components that give learners the opportunity to develop broad knowledge and understanding of health and social care in areas including:


Component 1

Human Lifespan Development

a)    Understand human growth and development across life stages and the factors that affect it

b)     Investigate how individuals deal with life events.


Component 2

Health and Social Care Services and Values

a)     Understand the different types of health and social care services and barriers to accessing them

b)      Demonstrate care values and review own practice.


Component 3

Health and Wellbeing

a)    learning about physiological and lifestyle indicators

b)    learning how to design a health and wellbeing improvement plan.



Component 1 – Internally assessed assignments worth 30% of the total course

Component 2 – Internally assessed assignments worth 30% of the total course

Component 3 – Externally assessed task worth 40% of the total course