Health and Social Care

Staffing in Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care is taught by four teachers; Ms Brotherston, Ms Bailey and Mr Robinson.

Aims of The Department

In Health and Social Care, our primary aim is to enable all pupils to achieve to the best of their ability through a variety of ways of learning with the overall goal of applying skills and learning through hands on experience. This will ultimately provide a pathway for some pupils for further development into a Health and Social Care career.

Pupils are given the opportunity to work vocationally, through work experience, work placements at local nurseries and within the school environment through the school’s Special Educational Needs department.

Pupils develop communication and work skills through 1:1 and group work, presentations and enterprise activities. They are also all encouraged to select a Health and Social Care related work placement for their KS4 work experience.

The course, for year 11, is either a GCSE or BTEC qualification and assessment revolves around building a portfolio of evidence around the unit assessment criteria. The department encourages all pupils to achieve up to and including 2 GCSE equivalency at A-C grades.   

The Health and Social Care Curriculum

The Health and Social Care Curriculum in Year 10
In Year 9 & 10 pupils study Health and Social Care for 2 hours a week and undertake 6 units of work in the BTEC Extended Certificate qualification.

Pupils following the Edexcel BTEC Health and Social Care Level 2 certificate will complete 6 units of work and consists of assignment based work and an exam Unit of study.  Some of the units covered are:

  • Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development
  • Unit 2: Health and Social Care Values
  • Unit 3: Effective Communiation in Health and Social Care

Assessment For Learning

Pupils work is regularly marked with feedback through the Pass, Merit and Distinction criteria, with opportunities to improve work built into the 2 or 3 year program.  Pupils in year 11 following the GCSE programme of study will be assessed through an end of unit exam and through assignment based controlled conditions during the lessons.

Attainment In Our Department

Results at end of Key Stage 4 (A*-C)


2010 - GCSE

2011 - BTEC

2012 - BTEC

2013 - BTEC

62.9% GCSE

100% BTEC

100% BTEC

100% BTEC


This page was last updated in October 2013