Health & Social Care
Virgil: “The greatest wealth is health”
Meet the Health & Social Care Department
Miss C. Sutton
Teacher of Health & Social Care and Hospitality & Catering
The Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care, is for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the field of Health or Social Care. Health & Social Care is the second biggest employer in the UK to date.
Students must be motivated to complete independent work and challenged their learning through practical and written activities throughout the two-year course. Learners who want to acquire sector-specific applied knowledge through vocational contexts by studying human lifespan development, health and social care services and values, and health and wellbeing as part of their Key Stage 4 learning. The study of Health and Social care involves understanding the rights and values of individuals who use and work in this industry, identify communication skills and how they can be used for effective communication, describing factors and barriers. Students will engage in both written and practical assessments throughout the two-year course which will allow them to show their understanding of theory and be able to apply it effectively.
This Award complements the learning in GCSE programmes such as GCSE English. It will complement the more theoretical aspects covered by GCSE Biology/ Science by allowing students to apply their knowledge and skills practically in a vocational context.
Scheme of Learning/Courses/Curriculum Map
Exam Board Specification - Pearson Edexcel
The primary purpose of feedback is to move students on with their learning. Students receive feedback on their learning in a number of different ways, both formally and informal.
Formative Assessment takes place every lesson in many forms including:
- Low stakes quizzing
- Live marking in lessons
- Peer and self-assessment
- Examination style questioning
Students are provided with detailed written feedback on longer pieces of written work and key pieces. Next steps marking is implemented, alongside other techniques to promote learning and progress. Students are expected to respond to their feedback and make improvements to their work by acting upon it immediately using purple pen.