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Health & Social Care

Studying Health & Social Care allows students to experience a range of subjects including Health Care settings, care services, disability, care values, health and wellbeing, the importance of nutrition for wellbeing and human development. 

Health and Social Care at Key Stage 4

Within the Health and Social Care department at Thomas More, our intention is to fully support and prepare students who want to work with people, or care for and help others in their future career.

Our courses give students the background knowledge and skills needed by someone considering working with people in a Health and Social care provision capacity. We have a successful history of giving our students the qualifications they need to become successful in jobs in the Health and Social Care sector such as teaching, social work, nursing, midwifery, paramedic science and many more.

Students study a range of units throughout years 9,10 and 11.  

  • BTEC Level 2 Technical Award
  • Component 1 Human Lifespan and development—internal assessment
  • Component 2 Health and social care values—internal assessment
  • Component 3 Health and wellbeing—external assessment

Students will be assessed internally every half term in years 9, 10 and 11. Written assignments set throughout the year and moderated by exam board. Students will be awarded a PASS, Merit or Distinction/Distinction* grade

This is an appealing course for students who want practical experience in the field of health and social care.

Enrichment Opportunities

Students value the practical aspect of work experience and they are encouraged to organise a second placement, in their own time, to draw upon and widen their experiences.  Students also benefit greatly from inviting guest speakers into lessons, to give practical, first-hand experience of what it is like to work in various health and social care settings.  Visits to local care homes and universities.

Additional and recommended learning tools or reading

  • Student book BTEC Tech Award Health and Social Care ISBN: 9781292200927
    Lifespan Development ISBN: 9781292065625

Department Members

  • Ms Hudson - Subject Teacher
  • Mrs Dyduch - Subject Teacher
  • Mrs Sobecka - Subject Teacher