Health and Social Care

This course comprises of 3 components studied over the course of two years.

The course gives pupils the opportunities to gain:

  • Knowledge and understanding of human growth and development;
  • Knowledge and understanding of how people deal with major life events;
  • Knowledge and understanding of health and social care services;
  • Practical demonstration of care values, together with the ability to reflect on own performance.

Pupils will study 3 components;

Component 1:  Human Lifespan Development
Component 2: Health and Social Care Services and Values
Component 3: Health and wellbeing


The exam board that we are associated with is Edexcel, who will externally assess the component 3 assessment and moderate the component 1 and 2 assignments.
For further information follow the hyperlink below:

BTEC Health and Social Care


Throughout the two year course we have as many guest lecturers as possible come into class to provide an insight into working in the Health and Social Care sector.  This provides vital skills and knowledge required for the subject and career information for those students who may wish to pursue a career in the field.

We also try to visit local Health and Social Care providers which the students really enjoy.  In previous years we attended Leicester College taster sessions and Rawlins Community College for an interactive session with specialist equipment to support the aged.  We are hoping to develop a link with a local care home to enable students to get further insight into care needs.

We have welcomed numerous visitors into lessons including pharmacists, care workers, A Macmillan cancer unit nurse and also people who delivered apprenticeship talks.

BTEC Level 1/2 Health and Social Care Curriculum

BTEC Level 1/2 Health and Social Care is taught over two years. Students complete three components which leads to an Award which is equivalent to 1 GCSE grade 9-1. The units are:

  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Health and Social Care Services
  • Values and Health and Wellbeing.

In Human Lifespan Development, we explore human growth and development across different life stages and investigate factors that affect human growth and development and how they are interrelated. 

In Health and Social Care values we explore the care values that underpin current practice in health and social care. 

In Health and Wellbeing we learn about factors that affect health and wellbeing. 

We also interpret various health indicators to create person centred health and wellbeing improvement plans.

Assessment is via assignments relating to each unit covered within the course. Assignments are graded in terms of PASS, MERIT or DISTINCTION levels. There is also one two hour exam, sat in Year 11.

  1. Exam board with link to website
    The exam board is Edexcel. You can visit the website at Edexcel.
  2. Useful websites and sources of support
    There is a textbook in the academy which students can use and there are various books and journals in the academy library.
  3. Extra-curricular opportunities

Visits from Health and Social Care providers. 


Ms Takolia – [email protected]