Health and Social Care is a Pearson BTEC at level 2 at Key Stage 4 and level 3 at Key stage 5. It provides students with the opportunity to learn about human growth and development throughout all life stages and look at the roles and responsibilities of practitioners who work in health or social care settings. In the Sixth Form students investigate psychological perspectives and how these can be used to manage behaviours and support the needs of individuals.
Work is assessed through a combination of examination, controlled assessment and coursework.
The course is ideal for students who wish to consider a career in childcare, nursing, midwifery or social work.
There are many careers for both boys and girls; the NHS alone has over 350 different job roles. Visits to care settings, visiting speakers and practical assignments help to make the course truly vocational.