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Health & Social Care BTEC

Subject: Health and Social Care

What will students learn?

Students will learn a range of different skills across various different topics including sociology, anatomy and physiology of the human body, research skills and dementia. Students will extend their skills and knowledge through Y13 where they will learn what makes for safe practice in health and social care settings, the importance of nutrition for health and wellbeing and have an understanding about the factors impacting an individual’s mental health.

In KS5 students will study

Year 12

  • Unit 2 Working in H&SC
  • Unit 2 Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body
  • Unit 4 Research Methods
  • Unit 6 Work experience
  • Unit 8 Public Health
  • Unit 10 Sociological Perspectives
  • Unit 17 Dementia

Year 13

  • Unit 1 Human lifespan development
  • Unit 7 Safe Practices
  • Unit 18 Child Development
  • Unit 19 Nutrition
  • Unit 20 Understanding Mental Health

How will students receive feedback?

At Paddington, all students will receive regular feedback from formative assessment tasks. Within the curriculum, specific tasks are allocated for feedback. This ensures all students gain regular feedback. Teachers will mark student work and provide targeted feedback that enables students to improve their work and make progress. To support student understanding, teachers plan high-quality re-teach time to prepare students for their feedback. Across each term, students will receive feedback from multiple tasks.

What examinations / assessments do students have at the end of KS5?

Exam board: Pearson

Y12 Unit 2, Unit 3 and Unit 4: all external exams sat in the summer

Y13 Unit 1 – external exam sat in January

What resources can be used to support learning?

Pearson BTEC National Health and Social Care Student Book 1 and Student Book 2


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