See our Health & Social Care Curriculum below at Bentley Wood for KS4 and KS5
Examining Board: Pearson
Aims of the Course
This course gives learners the opportunity to study how people grow and develop over the course of their lives, from infancy to old age, and the factors that may affect this, such as major life changing events like marriage or parenthood. Students learn how people adapt to these changes as well as the types of support available to help them.
Students also learn 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. Learners are able to demonstrate these care values practically. Students develop skills in interpreting data about someone’s state of health in order to design a plan that allows them to improve their health and wellbeing.
Component 1: Human Lifespan Development
Component 2: Health and Social Care services and Values
Component 3: Health and Wellbeing
Component 1: This unit provides students with the opportunity to explore how we grow and develop throughout our lives and to investigate the factors that affect this growth and development.
Component 2: In this unit students gain an understanding of how care values are applied in health and social care settings, and their importance to work in the sector.
Component 3: This unit allows students to learn about physiological and lifestyle factors that affect health and wellbeing of individuals.
Method of Assessment
The new BTEC Tech Award in Health and Social Care contain two forms of assessment:
This qualification is the same size and level as a GCSE, although it is graded using a pass, merit and distinction system.
Key Stage 5 Progression / Career Prospects
A BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care qualification is offered in the Sixth Form at Bentley Wood, which is the equivalent to 3 A Levels and is a solid progression route into the health and social care professions. There is a wide range of careers/interests for which Health and Social Care is relevant.
Is Health and Social Care the subject for you?
In Year 12 students study –
In Year 13 students study –
Methods of study
You will gain a broad understanding of health, social care and early years working environments. You will develop skills, knowledge and understanding in health, social care and early years. You will have an opportunity to apply learning in a practical and realistic way, whilst following a programme of study that enables progression to both higher education and employment in health and social care. The course will help you develop key skills that are highly valued by employers and universities and gain confidence by developing independent learning skills.
How will it be examined?
This qualification is equivalent to three A Levels and will be assessed via controlled assessment and examination.
When you have finished the course you may choose to go into full- time employment