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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.C2 - Learning Aim A: Health and social care servicesC2 - Learning Aim A: Barriers to accessing services
Different aspects of growth and development across the life stages using the physical, intellectual, emotional and social (PIES) classification. Different factors that can affect an individual’s growth and development.Different events that occur in an individual’s life. How different events can impact on people’s physical, intellectual, emotional and social developmentHow individuals can adapt, or be supported through changes caused by life events and how individuals can react very differently to the same type of eventHealth and social care services that are available and why individuals may need to use them.Barriers that can make it difficult to use these services and how these barriers can be overcome.
CAREER FOCUS - MidwifeCAREER FOCUS -Speech & Language TherapistCAREER FOCUS - DentistCAREER FOCUS - NurseCAREER FOCUS - Ambulance ServicesCAREER FOCUS - Child and Social Care
Controlled Task 1aControlled Task 1aControlled Task 1bControlled Task 1bControlled Task 2aControlled Task 2a
Year 11C3 - Factors that affect health and wellbeingC3 - Interpreting health indicatorsC3 - Interpreting health indicatorsC2 – Learning Aim B: Care valuesC2 – Learning Aim B: Reviewing own application of care values
How factors can affect an individual’s health and wellbeing positively or negatively.Interpret indicators that can be used to measure physiological health, interpreting data and using published guidanceInterpret indicators that can be used to measure physiological health, interpreting data and using published guidanceApplying the different care values that are key to the delivery of effective health and social care services.Reflect on own application of care values, including using teacher or service-user feedback.
CAREER FOCUS – DoctorCAREER FOCUS – ScientistCAREER FOCUS - AdministrationCAREER FOCUS – Elderly CareCAREER FOCUS – Sport Therapist
External ExamExternal ExamExternal ExamControlled Task 2bControlled Task 2b

Some of the content in these schemes of learning may differ during the academic year 2020-2021 as departments prioritise skills and knowledge from the extended period of remote learning from March to July 2019-2020 and plan for periods of remote learning during this academic year.

How and when is my child assessed?


  • Component 1 – Human Lifespan Development
    • Assessed internally – 2 pieces of coursework throughout year 10
  • Component 2 – Health and Social Care Services and Values
    • Assessed internally – 1 piece of coursework in year 10 and one in year 11
  • Component 3 – Health and Wellbeing
    • Externally assessed – Exam in February 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