Health and Social Care
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 written skills
- 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
- Regular use of encouragement and rewards to engage and motivate pupils
Key Stage 4 Overview
|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|
|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.
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