Learning & Achieving Together

Health and Social Care

The health and social care department strives for excellence from every learner by encouraging them to embrace experiences and opportunities and to apply their learning to examples within different settings of care. Each student is supported through attending engaging lessons and the use of up to date resources which challenge and motivate them. We believe that every student should be able to achieve the highest grade possible regardless of their ability so will secure the opportunity for all to succeed in all areas of the curriculum.

Key Stage 4

GCSE health and social care students study three units over the course of two or three years.

Unit 1: Human lifespan and development

  • How people grow and develop through life physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially 
  • How major life events affect people
  • Types and sources of support

Unit 2: Health and Social Care Values

  • Service users and service providers
  • Differences between health care and social care
  • Health and social care values

Unit 3: Health and Wellbeing

  • What does 'healthy' mean?
  • Factors that influence health and wellbeing
  • Physiological and lifestyle indicators
  • Designing health care plans
  • Challenges to change

Assessment and Examinations

This qualification is modular and is split into three components:

  • Units 1 and 2 are internally assessed (30% each)
  • Unit 3 is externally assessed and there is a suggested task set by the examination board.

Key Stage 5

For details of our Key Stage 5 curriculum, please see our Sixth Form prospectus.

Click here to download 6th Form Prospectus