- Mrs S Nagra – Health and Social Care lead and Teacher of Business
BTEC Health and Social Care is offered as an option at Key Stage 4.
The department’s key objectives are to provide:
Development of key transferable skills.
The health and social care sector employs some of the most talented and brilliant people the country has to offer. The NHS, as the main employer, has a continual need for doctors, nurses, ambulance staff and support staff, and there are further opportunities to work for the NHS in social care in hospitals, educational settings and residential homes. When you include the sizeable private and voluntary care sectors, you have a huge and diverse range of progressive career opportunities.
BTEC – Health and Social Care Level 1/2 Tech Award (Pearson Examination Board)
The course is made up of three components.
|Component||Assessment||% of marks towards the grade|
|Human Lifespan Development||Two internally set and marked assignments based on research carried out by students||30%|
|Health and Social Care Services and Values||Two internally set assignments based on identifying services for individuals and a visit to include demonstrating care values||30%|
|Health and Wellbeing||2 hour external synoptic examination||40%|
Over and above the curriculum, the department is keen to allow the students to develop a deeper understanding of the sector through involvement in activities in the local community. This includes visiting two local residential care homes where students are encouraged to support and help individuals with activities as well as having regular health care professional speakers.