Health & Social Care

Key Stage 4

In Key Stage 4 you will study for a  BTEC Technical Award in Health and Social Care, equivalent to one GCSE. 


The assessment structure has three components one of which is externally set and assessed. 






Component 1

Human Lifespan Development 

Exploring the physical, intellectual, emotional and social development and how events impact on these through the life stages.

30% Internal assignment

Component 2

Health and social care service and values.

Exploring the values of the care profession in various settings, understanding the barriers that affect individuals accessing services. 

30% Internal assignment

Component 3

Health and Wellbeing

Builds on knowledge and understanding from Component 1 and 2, develop an understanding of how to assess an individual's health and wellbeing, identifying difficulties and designing a plan to support.

40% Written exam


Key Stage 5

In Key Stage 5 you will study for a BTEC national extended certificate in Health and social care, equivalent to one A-level. 


The assessment structure has four units, two of which are externally set and assessed. 






Unit 1

Human Lifespan Development 

Developing a working understanding of  the physical, intellectual, emotional and social development, how events impact on these through the life stages.

25% External assignment

Unit 2

Working in Health and Social Care.

Discovering via externally set assignments the core working principles of the care profession in various settings &  understanding the various roles and responsibilities and career paths of those working in the care profession

33% External assignment

Unit 5

Meeting individual Care and Support Needs

Visiting external care providers, and developing first hand knowledge of case studies to develop a working understanding of how care should be provided in a wide variety of case studies. 

25% Internal assessment

Unit 14

Physiological Disorders and their Care

Developing from the previous units and continuing with working with external care providers , exploring a wide variety of physical and psychological disorders and their associated courses of treatments. 


Internal Assessment 


Staff Contacts

Name Role Email
Mr G Austin-Woodward Director of Faculty
Mrs S Bridle Assistant Director of Faculty



As an integral part of the courses students will regularly visit the local community to see health and social care in action.

Regular weekly study support sessions for level 2 and 3 students will be available. 


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