Health & Social Care (KS4)


The course is aimed to encourage you to develop personal, learning and thinking skills with qualities required for work in the Health & Social Care industry. It involves role-play and assessments in relations to real life scenarios within various settings. You will gain important knowledge, understanding and skills that are the foundations of working in this area. You will learn about health care services, the importance of care values as well as human development.

The Department:

Mr S. Fatania – Faculty Leader of Vocational Studies 

Mrs N. Histon – Teacher of Health and Social

Mrs L. Chapman – Teacher of Health and Social

The Curriculum:


Health & Social Care is a primarily coursework-based subject. In order to complete your coursework to the highest possible standard, you will be asked to engage in some practical activities, including visits to Health & Social Care settings, and act in a professional manner. The aim of all your work in Health & Social Care is to demonstrate that you understand and can act in accordance with the values and practices of those who work in this sector.

KS4 Topic Overview and Assessment

You will be assessed in two different ways. Components 1 and 2 are assessed through internal assessment. This means that your teacher will give you an assignment brief and indicate to you the deadline for completing it. Once your teacher has marked it, they will award you with a grade.   Your third assessment (Component 3) will be an external assessment. This will be a task set and marked by Pearson. You will have a set time in which to complete this task.

The components selected are as follows:

Components (Year 10):

1. Human Lifespan Development (Internally assessed)

2. Health and Social Care Services and Values (Internally assessed)

Component (Year 11):

            3. Health and Wellbeing (Externally assessed)


The course concentrates on the health and social care industries, where learners may seek employment or study at a higher level. E.g. Police Officer, Support Worker, Nurse, Midwife, Social Worker, Nursery Nurse, Health Visitor, etc.

  • BTEC Health and Social Care Level 3
  • Other vocational courses such as Childcare

Assessment & Key Performance Indicators


  • Assessment folders are kept in store cupboard where completed assessment are stored
  • Each unit will have front cover. Front covers will outline what work is completed and the grade achieved against each criterion from the specification
  • Each member of staff will have a tracker that monitors the assessments of pupils. This will be located with the individual staff member
  • Each course has internal units which are marked by subject teachers and external units which are either exams or externally assesses coursework

Where will assessed work be found?

In the Vocational Room in the locked cupboard

How often will pupils complete an assessed piece of work?

As per subjects’ assessment plan

What measures does the department complete to ensure assessment outcomes are accurate? 

Moderation Mondays are used to moderate work