Subject Vision and Intent  


Health and Social Care is an option that pupils can study at Key Stage 4.

Our main vision for Health and Social Care in Hodge Hill Girls' School is to build and promote knowledge and understanding of Human Lifespan development, Health and Social Care Services available in NHS field as well as Care Values that need to represent one caring for others. Our curriculum will provide students with opportunities to develop essential skills needed to support people with wide range of needs, from babies and toddlers to adults and the elderly. This course can help our students to take the first steps towards a career caring for people and communities. We strive to promote respect, decision making, problem solving, co-operation, compassion.


Five Year Plan






Year 7  



Year 8  



Year 9 



Year 10   



Year 11  


Autumn Term 1  





Human Life span and development 


Care Values 

Factors affecting Health and Wellbeing


Autumn Term 2  








Obstacles to health Improvement 

Spring Term 1  





Life Events 

Human Development 



Spring Term 2  






Services in the Health and Social Care sector


 Exam prep 

Summer Term 1  






Services in the Health and Social Care sector



Summer Term 2  





Introduction to the Care Values 






Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)



BTEC Tech Award Health and Social Care 



Exam Board 







BTEC Tech Award Health and Social Care is assessed through the completion of three Component Units: 

  • Component 1: Human lifespan development – internally assessed (30%) in Year 10  
  • Component 2: Health and Social care Services and Values – Internally assessed (30%) in Year 10 
  • Component 3 – Health and Wellbeing - externally assessed (40%) in Year 11, written exam externally assessed


Key Topics 


Human growth and development across life stages


Factors affecting growth and development 


Different types of life event 


Coping with change caused by life events 


Health and social care services 


Barriers to accessing services 


Care values 


Reviewing own application of care values 


Factors affecting health and wellbeing 


Physiological indicators 


Lifestyle indicators 


Health and wellbeing improvement plans 


Obstacles to implementing plans