Health and Social Care

Curriculum Intent 

The Technology team aim to develop resilient, independent and confident students who have practical and evaluative skills and analytical knowledge in our wide range of vocational subjects. 

Students are encouraged to foster globally-responsible attitudes through investigating materials, technological developments and an understanding of sustainability on a local, national and international level. 

All our subjects include an understanding of how the world works and going forward to anticipate jobs that have not yet even been created. Technology is an ever-expanding discipline that has problem solving at its core, is academic as well as practical, involves learning through doing and we hope above all, enjoyable. 

Gold Standard Teaching and Learning 

  • High expectation of pupil behaviour at all times 
  • Well planned and resourced series of lessons 
  • An expectation that pupils will accept responsibility for their own learning and work independently 
  • User of assessment criteria to be integral in developing students’ autonomy and understanding of their own progression and target setting 
  • Subject specific language to be used by the teacher and students, across both Key Stages, so that the students’ become completely familiar with technical vocabulary in lessons    
  • High demands of pupil involvement and engagement with their learning 
  • A range of practical, oral and writtenskills 
  • Use of a range of learning strategies to support students of all levels 
  • Stretch and challenge through questioning, modelling and via the variety of tasks set 
  • Assessment for learning 
  • Effective use of summative data to inform short, medium- and long-term planning 
  • DIRT 
  • Regular use of encouragement and rewards to engage and motivate pupils  

Key Stage 4 Overview 

Year 9 

When  What we are Studying? Component 1 Human Lifespan Development 
Autumn 1  Intro to H&SC + BTECs; PIES development 
Autumn 2  PIES Development 
Spring 1  Factors affecting growth and development 
Spring 2  Factors affecting growth and development 
Summer 1  Understanding how life affects growth and development 
Summer 2  Coping with life 


Year 10 

When  What we are Studying?  Component 2 H&SC Services and Values 
Autumn 1  Primary, Secondary + Tertiary Care 
Autumn 2  Services for specific groups of users 
Spring 1  Barriers to discussing care 
Spring 2  Care Values 
Summer 1  Understanding different types of care services and the barriers to accessing them 
Summer 2  Demonstrating care values 


Year 11 2019-20 

When  What we are Studying?  Component 3 Health and Wellbeing 
Autumn 1  Health and wellbeing + exam preparation 
Autumn 2  Health and wellbeing + exam preparation 
Spring 1  BTEC Synoptic exam 
Spring 2  Further study and revision – whole course 
Summer 1  BTEC Synoptic exam resit if necessary 


Key Stage 4 Examination Overview 

Exam Board Details: BTEC (Pearson Edexcel) Level 1 / 2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care 

4 x Assignments (controlled assessments) 

1 x Synoptic exam 2 hours 


What resources could I buy or borrow that will help my child? 

Revise BTEC H&SC Revision Guide ISBN: 978-1-292-24561-4 


What are the key websites or Apps that my child could use? 

NHS Online; course specification 


What can I do to encourage my child to take a further interest in Health and Social Care? 

Talk to anyone (friends/family) who work in H&SC.  

Watch programmes such as Casualty or documentaries on health. 

Work experience 

Volunteer in care home 


What after school or other extracurricular activities are available in Health and Social Care and when are they? 

Support Monday after school 


Email links 

To find out more about the curriculum we are studying please contact staff via email