Mr S. Collings – Head of Faculty
Mr T. Wandless – Teacher of Healthy & Social Care
Key Stage 4
Pearson BTEC Tech Award Level 1 / 2 Health and Social Care (2017). For further information, please click here BTEC Health & Social
Students in year 9 will look at a brief overview of the course and learn the required skills needed to successfully pass the course, these key skills are: Researching, note taking, debating, evaluating, explaining, describing, discussions and analysing. These skills will be acquired by creating presentations and taking part in discussions relating to current topics in the press and online.
In September of year 10 the students will start their coursework. This will be the first component that the students will be studying. The topic area is related to Human Life span development, this is all about how we develop and grow throughout our life stages. They then move onto understanding factors which have an impact on growth and development in each of the life stages. We grow and develop in four key areas; physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially. These will be looked at in detail throughout the whole of the first component of study.
In the second part of the school year the students will study the Health and Social Care Values, this is the second component. Learners will explore the health and social care services that are available and why individuals may need to use them. Following this, learners will explore barriers that can make it difficult to use these services and how these barriers can be overcome.
In the second assignment for component 2, learners will explore and practise applying the different care values that are key to the delivery of effective health and social care services. Furthermore, learners will reflect on their own application of care values, including using teacher or service-user feedback.
Both components are coursework based and will be marked internally.
In September of year 11 the learners will begin studying Component 3: Health and Wellbeing. The learners will explore how factors can affect an individual’s health and wellbeing positively or negatively. This links to, and extends, knowledge and understanding of life events covered in Component 1, but here the focus is on health and wellbeing.
Learners will then study how to interpret indicators that can be used to measure physiological health, such as; pulse (resting and recovery rate after exercise), blood pressure, peak flow and body mass index (BMI). interpreting data using published guidance. Learners will interpret lifestyle data in relation to risks posed to physical health. For example: smoking, alcohol consumption and inactive lifestyles.
Learners will explore the features of health and wellbeing improvement plans. It links to, and consolidates, knowledge and understanding from Component 2, in particular support services and also care values in terms of the need for a person-centred approach. Accumulating to the learners exploring the obstacles that individuals can face when implementing these plans and how they may be mitigated.
This component is coursework based and will be externally marked by the exam board.