Health & Social Care

Everyone passes through the same life stages, but have you ever wondered why people grow and develop at different rates? As we go through life we all encounter life events – some are expected and some are a shock. Why do people cope with these events differently? Have you ever looked after an elderly relative or a young child? Did they want to be looked after or try to prove they would be fine on their own? Did you feel that you did a responsible job caring for them? How often does someone ask you how you are and you say, ‘Fine, thanks’? Have you ever really thought about what being healthy means?
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
In BTEC Health and Social Care we will discuss these issues and more. We will study the areas of growth and development that contribute to the whole person, reflecting on the impact significant life events can have on a person. We will learn about the range of health and social care services and the barriers individuals may face accessing them. We will understand what is meant by ‘health and wellbeing’. Using this knowledge, we will learn how to apply our knowledge to recognise indicators of possible poor health and understand how to interpret health and lifestyle data.
This is a course offered in Key Stage 4 – students achieve a BTEC Tech Award in Health and Social Care Level 1 or 2.
The course is assessed over 3 components – it is assessed through 4 internally assessed assignments (60% of the final mark) and an externally assessed exam (40% of the final mark).

 Click the button COMPONENTS 1, 2 & 3 for the learning aims of each component.

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