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Health and Social Care (BTEC)

 

Course Overview

The course is made up of three units. It is assessed both internally and externally. 60% of the marks in this course are available through coursework comprising of 2 units worth 30% each. These are assessed internally; then a sample of each cohort is externally assessed. The remaining 40% of the marks are available from a controlled assessment in the summer term of the third year of the course, and this is externally assessed.

 

Year 9

What will pupils study this year? 

 

 

 Autumn Term

 Importance of Health and Social Care

 The course will begin with students looking into why Health and social care is important to study. Students will look into different career opportunities that are available within the Health and social care sector. Students will go on to develop necessary skills by researching, writing and using assessment criteria to complete internally assessed pieces of coursework.

 Spring Term

 Health and Social Care Services

 In this section of the component learners will study the different types of health and social care services that are available in the U.K. Learners will also look at problems associated with aging and the services available to them. This component is internally assessed through coursework.

 Summer Term

 Human Development

 In this section of the component learners will study how people grow and develop over the course of their life, from infancy to old age. This component is internally assessed through coursework.

 

Year 10

What will pupils study this year?

 

 

 Autumn Term

  Component 1: Human Lifespan Development

 In this section of the component learners will study how human’s develop physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially throughout the different life stages. Learner will explore the factors that may affect their development by looking at real life events including marriage, parenthood and moving home. Learners will explore the different types of care and support available to them through these life events. This component is internally assessed through coursework.

 Spring Term

 Component 2: Health & Social Care Services and Values

 In this section of the component students will learn about the different health and social services available to adults and children. Students will learn how these services meet the care needs of real service users. This component is internally assessed through coursework.

 Summer Term

 Component 2: Health & Social Care Services and Values

 In this section of the component students will explore the care values and rules that ensure the quality of the care given. Providing good health and social care service is important, so that each service user gets the care they require. This component is internally assessed through coursework.

 

Year 11

What will pupils study this year?

 

 

 

 Autumn Term

 Component 3: Health and Wellbeing

 In this component, students will look at the factors and lifestyle choice that can have either a positive or negative effect on a person’s health and wellbeing; including diet, exercise, hygiene, smoking, alcohol, stress, housing conditions and genetic inheritance. Students will learn how to use this information to design an appropriate plan to improve someone’s health and wellbeing. This component is externally assessed through a controlled assessment.

 Spring Term

 Component 3: Health and Wellbeing

 Students will continue to work on this component for the duration of Year 11. This component is externally assessed through a controlled assessment.

 Summer Term

 Component 3: Health and Wellbeing

 Students will finish working on this component. This component will be externally assessed through a controlled assessment.