Health and Social Care

Current Year 9 and 10 students will be following the following syllabus:

The Edexcel BTEC in Health and Social Care will be focused on:

  • Health needs and service provision, social care needs and provision and Early Years needs and provision
  • Providing a background knowledge and skills needed to work with children or if students would like to work in a care, health or early years environment role.

The structure of the qualification will be based around core units and optional specialist units, all leading towards a BTEC First Level 2 Award in Health & Social Care. Completing 2 core units and 2 specialist units equates to one GCSE.

Students will study Unit 1 throughout Year 9, consisting of class-based projects, knowledge assessments and exam practice. When in Year 10, Students will prepare for their exam in Unit 1 before sitting a one hour exam in January. They will then go on to study Unit 2, ultimately complteing 2 coursework assignments. Year 11 will focus on the two remaining units, which both consist of Courswork Assignments that will be completed through the classroom sessions.

Current Year 11 students will be following the following syllabus:

The Edexcel GCSE in Health and Social Care gives students opportunities to:

  • actively engage in the processes of health and social care in order to develop as effective and independent students
  • understand aspects of personal development, and the health, social care and early years sectors, through investigation and evaluation of a range of services and organisations
  • develop a critical and analytical approach to problem solving within the health, social care and early years sectors
  • examine issues which affect the nature and quality of human life, including an appreciation of diversity and cultural issues.

This Edexcel GCSE in Health and Social Care specification requires students to plan and carry out tasks in which they:

  • analyse issues and problems
  • identify, gather and record relevant information and evidence
  • analyse and evaluate evidence
  • make reasoned judgements and present conclusions.

Curriculum Content and Skills

Health & Social Care - Format Grids for BTEC


Name of Module/Unit 1

Year 9/10

Unit 1Human Lifespan Development
Unit 2Health & Social Care Values
Unit 4Social Influences on Health and Well-Being
Unit 7Equality and Diversity in Health & Social Care

Year 11

Autumn 1Self Concept,
Factors affecting growth and development
Autumn 2Self Concept, Effects of a relations on
personal growth and development
Spring 1Support during life Events
Spring 2Revision
Summer 1Revision
Health and Social Care Staff

Mrs J. Singleton Head of Department                                                                                                  
Mrs K Woosey Teacher of Health and Social Care


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