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Subject Leaders

  • Mrs R Pegg
  • Mrs R Langley

YEAR 9

Exam Board and syllabus code

EDEXCEL BTEC - Level 2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care

Content

This course is concerned with the development and needs of varying service users within Health and Social Care settings.

  • Physical Development – how the body and mind changes over its lifetime
  • Emotional Development – how individual’s needs change and develop over time
  • Core values – what values do we need to adhere to when working with vulnerable and specific individuals with varying needs
  • Healthy Living – why is it important to be healthy and ways to maintain our health and well-being

Assessment

Pupils are required to complete 3 units across the course. One unit will be assessed through and an internal controlled assessment and the remaining two units will be assessed through internally assessed coursework tasks.

Internal Controlled Assessment Unit

  • Unit 3 – Healthy Living (3 hour controlled assessment over a week)

Internally Assessed Core Unit

  • Unit 1 – Human Lifespan Development (2 Coursework Tasks)
  • Unit 2 – Health and Social Care Core Values (2 Coursework Tasks)

Home Learning

Home learning is set every fortnight as per the Home learning timetable, however depending of needs it may be given more or less frequently.

With regards to coursework preparation, BTEC coursework may not be done outside of college and therefore home learning will consist of exam preparation and research to support coursework tasks.

How Parents and Carers Can Support

  • Encourage your child to ask teachers for help if there are any difficulties
  • Encourage your son/daughter to observe the deadlines
  • Encourage your child to attend any after school revision sessions
  • Encourage them to make use of the College LRC, public libraries and computer resources if they are available at home
  • Encourage your so/daughter to attend Catch-Up sessions on a Wednesday after school 3.15-4pm in D211.

Additional Support Available/Useful Links

We do run after college sessions and we do provide textbooks and revision guides to support pupils in this subject.

There are also practice controlled assessment questions, revision materials on student’s common drive for students to access either at college or via remote access.

Reading List

  • Collins BTEC First Health and Social Care

YEAR 10 and 11

Exam Board and syllabus code

Exam Board : Edexcel

Edexcel BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Certificate in Health and Social Care

Content

This course is concerned with development and needs of clients within Health and Social Care settings:

  • Physical Development – how the body changes over its lifetime.
  • Emotional development – how individuals’ needs change and develop over time.
  • Communication in Health and Social Care – the use of effective communication and the role that it plays within Health and Social Care.

Assessment

Pupils are required to complete 8 units. These will be assessed by either external exams or internally assessed coursework.

External exam units

  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Healthy Living

Internally assessed core/mandatory units

  • Health and Social Care Values
  • Healthy Living

Four Internally assessed optional specialist units

  • Social Influences on Health and Wellbeing
  • Promoting Health and Wellbeing
  • The Impact of Nutrition on Health and Wellbeing
  • Equality and Diversity in Health and Social
  • Care Individual Rights in Health and Social Care
  • Human Body Systems and Care of Disorders
  • Services in Health and Social Care
  • Creative and Therapeutic Activities in Health and Social Care

Each of the units carries the same weighting with 25% of the final marks coming from the two externally assessed units.

Home Learning

Home learning is given every fortnight but depending on needs maybe given more or less frequently. With regards to coursework preparation, BTEC coursework may not be done outside of college and therefore home learning will consist of exam preparation and research to support coursework tasks.

How Parents and Carers Can Support

  • Encourage your son or daughter to observe the deadlines.
  • Encourage your son or daughter to make use of the lunch-time/after-college ‘work club’.
  • Encourage your son or daughter to do what can be completed at home. Encourage your son or daughter to work well at all times so they achieve the best possible grade.
  • Practice old exam questions from the Edexcel website.

Additional Support Available/Useful Links

  • We do run after college sessions and we do provide text books that will help pupils do better in this subject.
  • There is also past exam papers, revision materials on the students’ common drive for students to access either at college or via remote access

Reading List

  • Collins BTEC First Health and Social Care