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 allows students to:
- Take responsibility for their own learning and achievement.
- Work confidently whether it is independently or in a group.
- Be interested in working with people.
- Develop skills and attributes prized by employers, further education colleges and higher education establishments.
KS4 Curriculum 2019-2020
Curriculum intent (Years 9 – 11)
All students follow the Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in the Health and Social Care Specification. The Award gives learners the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge and skills. The main focus is on three areas, which cover:
- skills and processes, such as interpreting data to assess an individual’s health, and designing a plan to improve their health and well being
- attitudes, namely the care values that are vitally important in the sector, and the opportunity to practice applying them
- knowledge that underpins the effective use of skills, processes and attitudes, including human growth and development, health and social care services, and factors affecting people’s health and wellbeing.
Study of the qualification as part of Key Stage 4 learning will help learners to make more informed choices for further learning either generally or in this sector. The choices that a learner can make post-16 will depend on their overall level of attainment and their performance in the qualification. Learners who generally achieve at Level 2 across their Key Stage 4 learning might consider progression to:
- A Levels as preparation for entry into higher education in a range of subjects
- study of a vocational qualification at Level 3, such as a BTEC National in Health and Social Care, which prepares learners to enter employment or apprenticeships, or to move on to higher education by studying a degree in aspects of health or social care.
This qualification consists of three components that give learners the opportunity to develop broad knowledge and understanding of health and social care including:
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.
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.
Health and Well being
a) learning about physiological and lifestyle indicators
b) learning how to design a health and well being improvement plan.
Length of Exam
Component 1 and 2
Internally assessed assignments worth 60% of the total course
Out of 60 Marks
Externally set and assessed by the Exam Board and worth 40% of the total course