Health and Social Care

Statement of Intent

The Health and Social Care curriculum aims to provide students with an accessible course that assesses them through both controlled assessment and examination. The chosen Health and Social Care course assesses students at both level 1 and 2 which allows mixed ability students to access every aspect of the course.

Schemes of work allow teachers to support students to complete examination units and controlled assessments including the skills necessary to adapt to both formats. The order of content and delivery for the course is derived from the specification and release dates for controlled assessments. However, consideration is taken to ensure that students have ample opportunity to complete assessments and take examinations out of their normal examination period.


Students are introduced to Health and Social Care by looking at how we develop over our lifespan.  They then build upon this knowledge to apply their understanding to the wider Health and Social Care context. Students utilise the skills through role play and report style assessments. In the second year of study students are able to apply work covered previously to complete a synoptic examination that incorporates elements from all Year 10 work.


Students are introduced to Health and Social Care by building on previous knowledge if studied before or from students’ general knowledge of how individuals change and develop over time. Students will consider individual case studies throughout their course by applying their understanding of individual needs, growth and development.

Other resources: students are supported through individual notes, students can purchase textbooks, revision guides if appropriate.

Extracurricular opportunities: guest speakers to give the students wider knowledge and understanding of professionals working in Health and Social Care.


Title Date  
Key stage 4 Health and Social Care BTEC Level 1 2 Technical Award 23rd Aug 2022 Download
Key stage 5 Health and Social Care BTEC 23rd Aug 2022 Download
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