Health & Social Care
BTEC First Certificate in Health and Social care is offered to learners as an option subject at Key stage 4. This course is designed to help develop the knowledge, understanding and skills of learners to meet the needs of the health and social care sectors. It will provide opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attributes for successful performance in working life. However, it is an interesting course for anybody considering working with people too.
The current Year 10 and 11 cohort are studying the new NCF BTEC course which is the equivalent to one GSCE at grade A*- C. Over the two year course the students will complete three pieces of coursework and one examination.
The students will study two compulsory units:
Unit 1 – Human Lifespan development and Unit 2 Health and Social care values
Two further optional units chosen by their teacher. This year the students will be studying:
Unit 5- Promoting health and wellbeing and Unit 6 – The impact of nutrition on Health and wellbeing.
The students will be assessed in two different ways. For most units, the teacher will set assignments for the students to complete. This may take the form of projects where student's research, plan, prepare and evaluate a pieces of work or activities.
The students will be given both formative and summative feedback and if they have met the criteria of the unit achieve a pass (C), merit (B) or distinction (A) grade. The Examination unit will be assessed and marked by the Edexcel exam board and the students will receive their results in the summer.Assessment
If there are any parents or guardians who work in the Health and Social care sectors that would be prepared to come and talk to the learners at school about their job it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Mrs Parietti at school.