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Health & Social Care


About 3 million people in the UK work in health and social care. In healthcare, this includes jobs such as doctors, pharmacists, nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants and administrators, while social care roles include care assistants, social workers, occupational therapists and counsellors. Demand for both health and social care is likely to continue to rise, so it is sure to continue to play a key role in UK society, and the demand for people to fill these vital jobs will increase. Our intent is to teach students how people grow and develop over the course of their lives, from infancy to old age, and all the factors that may affect this, such as major life changing events like marriage or parenthood. They will learn how people adapt to these changes as well as the types of support available to help them. We will teach about the different health and social care services, and about ‘care values’ and their importance in making sure that the people who use these services get the care they need. Our students will be able to demonstrate these care values practically and have the opportunity to review their own performance in demonstrating ‘care values’. Students will be confident in interpreting data about someone’s state of health in order to design a plan that will allow them to improve their health and wellbeing.

Names of staff, roles & contact details

Mrs E Dawber
Subject Leader for Business and Computing

Mrs C Tyson
Teacher of PE

Year 10C1 - Learning Aim A: Human growth and development across the life stagesC1 - Learning Aim A: Factors affecting growth and developmentC1 - Learning Aim B: Coping with change caused by life eventsC1 - Learning Aim B: Different types of life event.C3 - Learning Aim A: Factors that affect health and well beingC3 - Learning Aim B: Interpreting health indicators
Year 11C3 - Learning Aim C: Person centred health and well being improvement plansC2 - Learning Aim A: Health and social care services and Barriers to accessing services

Component 3 revision
C2 - Learning Aim B: Demonstrate care values and review own practice

Component 3 revision
Completion of courseworkCompletion of coursework

Component 3 revision

Some of the content and/or sequencing in schemes of learning during the academic year 20/21 and academic year 21/22, may differ due to the extended periods of remote learning and other Covid-related disruptions to regular learning.

How and when is my child assessed?

  • Component 1 – Human Lifespan Development
    • Assessed internally – 2 pieces of coursework completed in Year 10
  • Component 2 – Health and Social Care Services and Values
    • Assessed internally – 2 pieces of coursework in Year 11
  • Component 3 – Health and Wellbeing
    • Externally assessed – Exam in February Year 11 with resit opportunity in May Year 11
Name of course(s) offeredExam BoardLink to SpecNature of assessment
BTEC Tech Award Health & Social CarePearsonhttps://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-tech-awards/health-and-social-care.htmlExplore: Human Lifespan Development - internally assessed assignments 30% of total course
Develop: Health and Social Care Services and Values - internally assessed assignments 30% of total course
Apply: Health and Wellbeing - Externally assessed task 40% of total course

Teaching Strategies

We use case studies as a basis for our learning in Health and Social Care, to apply our knowledge to real life case studies and situations. We explore people at all life stages and use resources such as Department for Education, to be able to see Health and Social Care practically applied.

As this is a vocational subject, homework is set as required. In the run up to exams this is linked to revision of key concepts and sample questions. Outside of exam preparation time, homework is generally research based.

We use Google Classrooms within the department and students will use this both within lessons and from home.

On Tuesdays after school the department run a catch-up revision session for students to attend.


We strongly recommend the purchase of the following books to aid continuous learning and revision.

Health & Social Care Student – Revision Aid

BBC Bitesize