Health and Social Care


Welcome to the Health and Social Care. Here you will find everything you need to know about our department, including how we assess pupils and what each year group will be taught.

Aims & Objectives

Key Stage 4 pupils also have the option to study Health and Social Care as an option, you will work towards the BTEC Level 2 Technical Award, which is equivalent to one GCSE grade A*- C.

Key Stage 4 - Years 9, 10 & 11

What will our pupils study?

The course consists of 3 components.  One of these components is externally assessed and the other 2 are assessed internally through coursework. The components you will study are:

  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Health and Social Care Services and Values
  • Health and Wellbeing

How will our pupils be assessed?

A variety of assessment methods will be used such as projects, assignments and presentations.

A grading scale of Pass, Merit and Distinction is applied to all units.

  • Component 1 –  Human Lifespan Development (30%) assessed through controlled coursework.
  • Component 2 –  Health and Social Care Services and Values (30%) assessed through controlled coursework.
  • Component 3 –  Health and Wellbeing (40%) assessed externally through a  set task which has to be  will be completed in three hours.

How have our KS4 pupils progressed so far?

Key Stage 4 Results - PE

A* - C % pass rate

What can it lead to?

You may continue to study Health and Social Care by choosing to study it at BTEC Level 3 or A level when going onto further education.  Health and Social Care could help you to gain a job in the care sector in roles such as a nurse, nursery nurse, care worker or working with the physically or mentally disabled. 

Accommodation & Resources  Details of the course content Provides you with an insight into what is makes up the health and social care sectors.


Pupils generally achieve very highly in Health and Social Care.