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Health & Social Care

Why study Health and Social Care? 

Health and social care is an interesting and diverse subject which can lead to a challenging and rewarding career in many areas including medicine, childcare, social care and education.

The course focuses on how experiences and lifestyle impact on our physical and mental wellbeing and how health and social care services can improve lives. Due to the vocational nature of the course, lessons are driven by class discussion and research. Students discuss challenging subjects and ethical issues and are encouraged to choose areas of research that they are particularly interested in within the topic.

You should choose Health and Social care if you are interested in a career in this field or in improving your research and independent learning skills.

Where can it take you?

The health and social care industry is one of the largest employment sectors in the UK. Having completed this course students go on to study a variety of subjects, in a variety of settings including A-Levels, diplomas and apprenticeships. Many choose areas within the field and recent students have gone on to train to be paramedics, carers in a local care home and early years practitioners. Some students follow a different path but use their acquired skills in communication, research techniques and analysis of data to support them in their next steps.

BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care

The course comprises of 3 components which will be taught during the course of years 10 and 11, with assessment being carried out at the end of each component.  Please see the table below for further information.

Due to the course structure and narrow assessment windows that are set by the exam board, we strongly recommend that students have an attendance of at least 95% to give them the best chance of success on this course.

If you would like any further information about the curriculum please contact the Head of Department.