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St Clement's

High School

Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care Department

The health and social care department is a small and dedicated one that aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to be employed in the care industry. The course gives students the opportunity to develop their skills in working as a team, problem solving and researching.

The Course

Students can choose to study BTEC Health and Social Care from Year 9 if they want to learn more about the care industry. Throughout Key Stage 4 they will receive 300 minutes of Health and Social Care lessons per fortnight. The course is coursework based which gives the students the opportunity to study independently and gain in depth knowledge of areas that interest them. They will sit the exam, which is worth 25% of their grade, in Year 10 which lightens their exam load in Year 11.

In Year 9 students study an introductory course working on projects to give them the basic knowledge and skills required to study for a BTEC.

In Year 10 and Year 11 they will study for an Edexcel BTEC in Health and Social Care. This is equivalent to 1 GCSE and consists of coursework worth 75% and an exam worth 25%.

Unit Name

Assessment Method

Unit 1 – Human Lifespan and Development


Unit 2 – Health and Social Care Values


Unit 5 – Promoting Health and Wellbeing


Unit 7 – Equality and Diversity in Health and Social Care