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Health and Social Care BTEC

Subject: Health and Social Care

What will students learn?

Students will learn how people pass through the different life stages and how they grow and develop.

In KS4 students will study

  • The areas of growth and development that contribute to a whole person including physical, intellectual, emotional and social.
  • The physical, social and economic factors that are part of life, such as relationships with family, and consider the ways they may impact on each area of growth and development.
  • The events that may take place in in someone’s life e.g. starting a new school or an unexpected accident and how these can affect an individual.
  • The role of different sources of support to help people cope with life events and consider their effectiveness in helping people to adapt.
  • The care values that are critical in health and social care settings.

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 KS4?

Exam board: Pearson

Y10: Four internally assessed assignments (Component 1 and Component 2)

Y11: One external exam (Component 3, sat in January of Y11)

What resources can be used to support learning?

Pearson Health and Social Care Revision Guide Component 3


KS4 Health and Social Care BTEC Overview


Health and Social Care BTEC Option Video



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