Health and Social Care and Child Development
Mrs S. Murphy
Mrs J. Gower
Miss. C. Plews
Mrs R. Skelcher
Mr J. Long
Health and Social Care and Child Development are the perfect choices for any young person who is interested in working with people. The vision of the department is to enhance the student as a person through confidence building and a ‘can do’ attitude. We want students who take Health and Social Care/Child Development to become confident young people who make a positive contribution to society. Studying Health and Social Care/Child Development will equip students with the skills and knowledge to allow them to flourish and develop the necessary skills to do this.
The department strives to develop independent work skills, by providing opportunities for sixth form students to take part in work experience and workshops delivered outside of the classroom.
Upper School (KS4 - Years 9, 10 & 11) Health and Social Care
We currently deliver the BTEC First Award specification to years 9, 10 and 11.
There are three coursework units- Values in Health and Social Care, Effective Communication in Health and Social Care and one other optional unit. There is one exam unit, Human Lifespan Development.
The Coursework is assessed internally and the exam is externally assessed.
Sixth Form (Ks5 - Years 12 & 13) Health and Social Care
In Year 12 the students are studying the new BTEC National Level 3. Students are taking the Extended Certificate which is the equivalent to one A Level or the Diploma which is the equivalent of two A Levels.
The entry requirements are currently set at C Grade in English Language and a C grade in Health and Social Care if taken in KS4.
In year 13 the students are completing old BTEC National Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma or Diploma.
Upper School (KS4 - Years 10 & 11) Child Development
We currently deliver the OCR GCSE Child Development to years 10 and 11.
There are three short tasks worth 30% of the total mark. One Child Study worth 30% of the total mark and an exam paper worth 40% of the total mark.
Sixth Form (Ks5 - Year 13) Child Development
We currently deliver the BTEC National Level 3 Award in Children’s Play, Learning and Development. However, this will no longer be available after July 2017.