Health and Social Care
WHAT DO STUDENTS LEARN IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE IN KEY STAGE 4?
Students learn about the different life stages and the areas of development: physical, intellectual, emotional and social (PIES) and understand the key aspects of development at each life stage. They must then consider factors that can affect different aspects of development and explore how individuals adapt to different life events. They will learn about health and social care services and barriers to accessing them as well as how to adopt compassionate and caring behaviours, applying these values to individuals who are using health and social care services. Finally, they will learn how physiological indicators and an individual’s lifestyle choices determine physical health using recommendations and actions to improve health and wellbeing; the barriers or obstacles faced, and the support involved to overcome them.
HOW WILL STUDENTS LEARN IN THIS COURSE?
Students learn through a variety of activities such as teacher led presentations, individual theory-based tasks, group tasks and individual research tasks with the use of ICT. There will also be opportunities for students to practise and demonstrate their skills through set assignments and an exam.
HOW ARE STUDENTS ASSESSED IN THIS COURSE?
This course is made up of 3 components and you can achieve a pass, merit or distinction in each:
Component 1: Human Lifespan Development (Pearson set assignment completed in 6 hours – 60 marks).
Component 2: Health and Social Care Services and Values (Pearson set assignment completed in 6 hours – 60 marks).
Component 3: Health and Wellbeing (External exam – 60 marks).
The exam is taken in year 11 in January/February. It can also be retaken in the summer of year 11.
WHAT IS THE LEARNING SEQUENCE?
WHAT QUALIFICATION IS GAINED FROM WHICH EXAM BOARD?
BTEC Tech Award Health and Social Care Level 1/2(Pearson)
LINK TO EXAM BOARD SPECIFICATION
HOW IS IT GRADED?
Grades available are Level 1 Pass (1), Level1 Merit (2) Level 1 Distinction (3), Level 2 Pass (4), Level 2 Merit (5.5), Level 2 Distinction (7) Level 2 Distinction* (8.5)
GCSE grade equivalents in brackets
WHAT FURTHER EDUCATION AND/OR CAREERS CAN THIS QUALIFICATION LEAD TO?
● Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care● Nursery Teacher
● Primary School teacher / early years teaching
● Social Worker
● Carer – all ages
● Work in residential/care homes