KS4: BTEC Health and SOcial Care
The intent of the department curriculum is to ensure that all students acquire the skills, knowledge and interdependence required to work in this industry. Students are supported and encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and develop skills that are essential for the modern-day workplace. Students are academically challenged through the broadness of the curriculum and a range of real-life scenarios which is aimed to prepare them for the future. We offer the BTEC Level 2 course at Key Stage 4, this course offers a clear assessment programme which gives students the opportunity to independently strive to achieve their full potential. The course gives students an insight into the skills and qualities required to work in a health and social care setting.
Schedule of Learning
Module 1: Component 1 – Human Lifespan Development
- Learning Aim A – Understand human growth and development across life stages and the factors that affect it
- A1 Human growth and development across life stages
- A2 Factors affecting growth and development
Module 2: Component 1 – Human Lifespan Development
- Learning Aim B: Understand how individuals deal with life events
- B1 Different types of life event
- B2 Coping with change caused by life events
Module 3: Component 1 – Human Lifespan Development
- Course work (LAA): – Outline, explain, compare and assess the changing impact of different factors in the growth and development across three life stages of a selected individual.
Module 4: Component 1 – Human Lifespan Development
- Course work (LAB) – Outline, explain, compare and assess how well two individuals adapted to a life event and the role and value of support.
Module 5: Component 2- Health and Social Care Services and Values
- Learning aim A: Understand the different types of health and social care services and barriers to accessing them
- A1 Healthcare services
- A2 Social care services
- A3 Barriers to accessing services
Module 6: Component 2 – Health and Social Care Services and Values
- Learning aim B: Understanding the skills, attributes and values required to give care
- B1 Skills and attributes in health and social care
- B2 Values in health and social care
- B3 The obstacles individuals requiring care may face
- B4 The benefits to individuals of the skills, attributes and values in health and social care practice
Schedule of Learning
Module 1: Component 3 – Health and Wellbeing
- Learning Aim B – Interpreting health indicators
- B1 Physiological indicators
- B2 Lifestyle indicators
Module 2: Component 3 – Health and Wellbeing
- Learning Aim C – Person centred health and wellbeing improvement plans
- C1 Health and wellbeing improvement plans
- C2 Obstacles to implementing plans
Module 3: Component 3 – Health and Wellbeing
- Revision for Learning Aims A,B and C
- Externally assessed examination (Learning Aims A, B and C)
Module 4: Component 2 – Health and social care services and values
- Learning Aim B: Demonstrate care values and review own practice
- B1 Care values
- B2 Reviewing own application of care values
- Course work (LAB) – Summarise feedback and demonstrate the care values independently, making justified recommendations for improvements.
Module 5: Component 2 and 3 – Coursework and resit/retake revision
- Standards verification for coursework for components 1 and 2
- Component 3: (Revision for Learning Aims A,B,C if applicable)
At KS4, students develop an understanding of ‘human life span development’, and the importance of ‘health and social care values in the sector’. Students will develop vocabulary and knowledge through role-plays and case studies. All students will be registered to complete the Level 2 BTEC Tech Award in Health and Social Care which consist of three mandatory components.
The impact of the BTEC Health and Social Care Curriculum can be measured in terms of the increase in the number of students progressing from Level 2 to 3. Engagement, progress attainment as evidenced through coursework and exam results. Raising aspirations through increased awareness and understanding of a range of Health and Social Care careers and entry routes. This subject also provides pathways into a wide variety of career options including nursing, teaching and education, social care, and provides access to numerous apprenticeships and study options within the NHS.
Across the course there will be two internally assessed components of work (worth 30% each) and one externally assessed examination (component 3, worth 40%). Internal assessments have strict deadlines and are externally moderated to ensure accuracy of marking.
Students are graded for each component as Level 1 Pass, Level 1 Merit, Level 2 Pass, Level 2 Merit or Level 2 Distinction depending on the quality of coursework and marks achieved in the examination. Each grade is weighted in terms of points and the combined points from the three components determine their overall performance raging from Level 1 Pass up to and including a Distinction* (equivalent GCSE grade 8/9).
For more information, please read our assessment recording and reporting cycle.
Exam Board Information
Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care (Equivalent to 1 GCSE)
Further information is available on the Specification and website