Health and Social Care

The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has left a significant impact on the lives of all individuals across society, giving us a heightened awareness of the pivotal role both the health and social care sectors have in society today.  Studying this subject gives you an insight into both sectors and an understanding of the knowledge and skills necessary to work within them.  

Key skills: 

  • Cognitive and problem-solving skills: use critical thinking, approach non-routine problems applying expert and creative solutions, use systems and technology
  • Intrapersonal skills: communicating, working collaboratively, negotiating and influencing, self-presentation
  • Interpersonal skills: self-management, adaptability and resilience, self-monitoring and development.
  • The ability to learn independently 
  • The ability to research actively and methodically 
  • Being able to give presentations and being active group members.
  • Reading technical texts 
  • Effective writing 
  • Analytical skills 
  • Preparation for assessment methods used in degrees.  

Health and Social Care Curriculum  

BTEC Health and Social care is an option subject which our students can select to study in Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5.  It is an ideal subject for students who want to acquire technical knowledge and technical skills through vocational contexts.  More information is available on the tabs below.

Staff

  • Ms K Mulligan - BTEC Coordinator and Health and Social Care Lead
  • Ms H Barnes
  • Mr L Cawdery

Want to find out more? 
If you wish to find out more about Health and Social Care at St George’s please feel free to contact Ms K Mulligan at 
K.Mulligan@stgeorgesrc.org

Within Key Stage 4 students are assessed internally though coursework and externally with an exam component.   

 

Key Stage 4: Pearson BTEC Level 2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care   

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-tech-awards/health-and-social-care.html 

 

BTEC Level 2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care 

Autumn  

Spring  

Summer  

 

 

Year 10 

Component 1:  Human Lifespan Development 

Internally assessed 

Component 1:  Human Lifespan Development 

Internally assessed 

Component 3:  Health & Wellbeing 

Externally assessed 

 

 

 

 

Year 11 

Component 3:  Health & Wellbeing 

Externally assessed 

 

Component 2:  Health & Social Care Services & Values 

Internally assessed 

Component 2:  Health & Social Care Services & Values 

Internally assessed 

Key Stage 5 is similar, students sit two external exams over the two years and complete two internally assessed units of coursework.  

Key Stage 5: Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care   

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-nationals/health-and-social-care-2016.html 

BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care 

Autumn 

Spring 

Summer 

 

 

Year 12 

 

 

Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development 

Externally assessed 

 

 

Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development 

Externally assessed 

 

Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development 

Externally assessed 

 

Unit 5: Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs 

Internally assessed 

Unit 5: Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs 

Internally assessed 

Unit 5: Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs 

Internally assessed 

 

 

Year 13 

 

 

 

Unit 2: Working in Health and Social Care 

Externally assessed 

 

 

Unit 14: Physiological Disorders and their Care 

Internally assessed 

 

Revision 

Approximately 3 million people work in health and social care. Health care roles include doctors, pharmacists, nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants, while social care roles include care assistants, occupational therapists, counsellors and administrators. Together, they account for nearly one in ten of all paid jobs in the UK. Demand for both health and social care is likely to rise, so they will continue to play a key role in UK society and the demand for people to carry out these vital roles will increase

Please use the links below for a further list of careers in each sector:   

Health: https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles 

Social:  https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/job-categories/social-care