Health and Social Care
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.
What will I learn?
Level 1/ Level 2 BTEC Technical Award in Health and Social Care can help you take your first steps towards a career caring for people and communities.
- development of key skills that prove your aptitude in health and social care such as interpreting data to assess an individual’s health
- process that underpins effective ways of working in health and social care, such as designing a plan to improve an individual’s health and wellbeing
- attitudes that are considered most important in health and social care, including the care values that are vitally important in the sector, and the opportunity to practise applying them
- knowledge that underpins effective use of skills, process and attitudes in the sector such as human growth and development, health and social care services, and factors affecting people’s health and wellbeing
What Components are covered?
Year 10- 11
Component 1 – Human Lifespan development – internally assessed – (30%)
Component 2 – Health and Social Care Services and Values – internally assessed (30%)
Component 3 – Health and wellbeing – externally assessed – (40%)
Autumn term 1
Component 1 LAA – Main life stages
Component 2 LAB Care values
Review own performance
Autumn term 2
Component 1 LAA – Factors affecting human growth and development
Physical factors – genetic inheritance, illness and disease, diet, lifestyle choices, appearance
Social/cultural factors – culture, educational experiences, influence of role models, influence of social isolation, personal relationship with friend and family
Economic factors – income/ wealth and material possession
Component 3 – AO1 and AO2
AO1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of factors that affect health and wellbeing
AO2 Interpret health indicators
Component 1 LAB – Life events
Physical events – accident and injury, ill health
Relationship changes – entering into relationship, marriage, divorce, parenthood, bereavement.
Life circumstances – moving to a new house, school, job, exclusion from education, redundancy, imprisonment, retirement
Sources of support – formal, informal and voluntary
Component 3 AO3 and A04
AO3 Design a person- centred health and wellbeing improvement plan
AO4 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how to overcome obstacles relating to health and wellbeing improvement plans
Person – centred approach
Barriers to access the service
Component 2 LAA – Understand different types of health and social care services
Allied health professionals
Different social care services for
The role of informal care
Component 2 – LAB – Understand different barriers affecting access to the service provider
May EXAM Entry
Component 2 LAB – demonstrate care values and review own practice
7 Care values
The course is assessed through the completion of three Component Units:
Component 1: Human lifespan development – internally assessed (30%) in Year 10
- the development of core knowledge and understanding of human growth and development, how people deal with major life events.
Component 2: Health and Social care Services and Values – Internally assessed (30%) in Year 10
- Health and Social Care services
- Health the development and application of skills such as: practical demonstration of care values, together with the ability to reflect on own performance
- reflective practice through the development of skills and techniques that allow learners to respond to feedback and identify areas for improvement using relevant presentation techniques, for example a logbook
Component 3 – Health and Wellbeing - externally assessed (40%) in Year 11
Exam – 60 marks
A- Factors that affect health and wellbeing
B-Interpreting health indicators
C-Person –centred health and wellbeing improvements plans
Health and Social care is a popular subject at Hodge Hill Girls School. Only last year nearly 45% pupils in Year 9 opted to study BTEC Tech Award in Health and Social Care. As a department we are committed to ensuring that outcomes for our students are the best that they can be. Last Year 29.2% Have achieved L2D*- L2M and 100% pass rate.
What can the qualification lead to?
Study of the qualification as part of Key Stage 4 learning will help learners to make more informed choices for further learning, either generally or in this sector. The choices that learners can make post-16 will depend on their overall level of attainment and their performance in the qualification. Learners who generally achieve at Level 2 across their Key Stage 4 learning might consider progression to:
• A Levels as preparation for entry to higher education in a range of subjects
• study of a vocational qualification at Level 3, such as a BTEC National in Health and Social Care, which prepares learners to enter employment or apprenticeships, or to move on to higher education by studying a degree in aspects of health or social care. Learners who generally achieve at Level 1 across their Key Stage 4 learning might consider progression to:
• study at Level 2 post-16 in a range of technical routes designed to lead to work, to progression to employment, to apprenticeships or to further study at Level 3. For these learners, the attitudes and the reflective and communication skills covered in this qualification will help them achieve
• study of health and social care post-16 through the study of a Technical Certificate. Learners who perform strongly in this qualification compared to their overall performance should strongly consider this progression route as it can lead ultimately to employment in the health or social care sector.
Studying Health and Social Care will enable you to progress into Higher Education to pursue many different careers, including
Adult, Children or Mental Health Nursing,
Care home manager
Family support worker
….. and many more.
Any student interested in careers in Health or Social care sector will find this subject a great ‘door opener’ to a dream career in HSC field.
COVID: DUE TO THE SCHOOL CLOSURES BETWEEN MARCH 2020 – JULY 2020 AND ONGOING GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE, THERE HAVE BEEN SOME SMALL, TEMPORARY ADAPTIONS TO THE SCHOOL CURRICULUM. WE WILL ENDEVOUR TO RETURN TO A NORMAL CURRICULUM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND SUPPORT DURING THIS TIME.