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Health and Social Care

Key Stage 4: BTEC Level 2

Studying health and social care allows students to gain skills which they can transfer to other professions. It is a great way to learn and develop the skills needed to make a difference to people’s lives in a positive way. Students complete a total of four units in the course.

Students are assessed via a number of assignment projects throughout the year in addition to one external exam which will take place during year 10. The units studied are as follows: 

Unit 1 – Human lifespan development (exam)

Unit 2 – Health and Social Care Values

Unit 3 – Effective Communication in H&SC

Unit 6 – The impact of nutrition on health and wellbeing

Key Stage 5: BTEC Level 3

The Level 3 Health and Social Care is specifically designed for students who are looking to further develop themselves in areas of care. The aim of the course is to provide a vocational and practical approach which students can apply to the working world.

Students complete a total of eight units over the two years of the course. There are three external exams and the remaining units are internally assessed via a number of assignment projects. The students also have the opportunity to complete a period of work experience within a health and social care setting, which will allow them to build upon and develop their personal and professional communication and interaction skills.

The units studied are as follows:

Unit 1 – Human Lifespan Development (exam)

Unit 2 – Working in H&SC (exam)

Unit 4 – Enquiries into current research in H&SC (exam)

Unit 5 – Meeting individual care and support needs (CW)

Unit 6 – Work experience in H&SC (CW)

Unit 7 – Principles of safe practice (CW)

Unit 8 –Promoting public health (CW)

Unit 19 – Nutritional health (CW)

The Heath and Social Care Team

  • Ms Sheikh– Teacher in Charge of Health and Social Care
  • Ms Begum – Teacher in Charge of Pyschology, Teacher of Health and Social Care
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