Meet the Health & Social Care team

Ms A Swales

Welcome to the Health & Social Care Department








Vision, Curriculum, Homework & Examinations

Vision

In Health and Social Care we strive to provide students with essential knowledge and skills to enhance their employability when they leave education, thus contributing to both their personal development and future economic well-being.

Health & Social Care Curriculum

Health and Social Care is offered as an option subject in Year 11.

We deliver the BTEC Technical Award in Health and Social Care qualification which is a vocationally-related course that takes an engaging, practical and inspiring approach to learning and assessment.

There are three units of study, each of which is studied for around 30 hours:

Component 1: Human Lifespan Development

Learners will investigate how, in real situations, human development is affected by different factors

and that people deal differently with life events.

Component 2: Health and Social Care Services and Values

Learners study and explore practically, health and social care services and how they meet the

needs of real service users. They also develop skills in applying care values.

Component 3: Health and Wellbeing

Learners will study the factors that affect health and wellbeing, learning about physiological and

lifestyle indicators, and how to design a health and wellbeing improvement plan.

How do we assess students in Health & Social Care?

Component 1: Human Lifespan Development

Portfolio of coursework tasks – 30%

Component 2: Health and Social Care Services and Values

Portfolio of coursework tasks – 30%

Component 3: Health and Wellbeing

Two hour written examination – 40%

Exam Information

There are two opportunities each year to sit the examination for Component 3: Health and Wellbeing.

The exam dates this year are:

  • Friday 1st February 2019 am
  • Wednesday 15th May 2019 am

Students may take the examination in February and resit in June.

Homework Expectations

Homework is set weekly and includes research tasks to support portfolio coursework, tasks related to learning and understanding new words.

Useful Links

Recommended Revision Guides

Students will be issued with a revision pack for Component 3: Health and Wellbeing in the autumn term of Year 11. This pack has been created by the Health and Social Care Team and offers a range of materials to support students’ preparation for the examination in February.