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 2017-2018

Year 9

In Year 9 pupils opt to take Health and Social Care They will learn skills and manage work associated with preparation and which will form the groundwork for the topics studied in Year 10 and 11.

Year 10 and Year 11

Pupils are registered onto he BTEC Level 1 and Level 2 First Award and study the following units:

  • Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development. This is an external examination.
  • Unit 2: Health and Social Care Values. This is a core unit.
  • Unit 3: Effective Communication in Health and Social Care. This is a mandatory unit.

And 1 optional unit:

  • Unit 6: The Impact of Diet.

Assessment: Unit 1 is assessed externally through a paper-based examination which makes up 25% of marks. The other units make up 75% of the marks and are delivered and assessed internally (coursework), with a sample of each being externally assessed for quality assurance.