Health & Social Care

Health & Social Care

Curriculum Information

Year 10 Health & Social Care 2018/2019

Course title: BTEC TECH Award Health and Social Care Exam board: Pearson Edexcel Specification code:
How will students be assessed?
 3 units two are internally assessed and one is externally assessed in the form of a controlled assessment.

 Components 1 and 2 are assessed through internal assessment. Internal assessment for these components has been designed to relate to achievement of application of the conceptual underpinning for the sector through realistic tasks and activities. This style of assessment promotes deep learning through ensuring the connection between knowledge and practice.The components focus on:

  •  knowledge and understanding of human growth and development
  • knowledge and understanding of how people deal with major life events
  • knowledge and understanding of health and social care services · practical demonstration of care values, together with the ability to reflect on own performance.

 There is one external assessment, Component 3, which provides the main synoptic assessment for the qualification. Component 3 builds directly on Components 1 and 2 and enables learning to be brought together and related to a real-life situation.

Year 10

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks) 16th October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

o infants (birth to 2 years)
o early childhood (3–8 years)
o adolescence (9–18 years)
o early adulthood (19–45 years)
o middle adulthood (46–65 years)
o later adulthood (65+ years).
PIES growth and development in the main life stages:
o physical growth and development across the life stages, including gross and fine motor skills, growth patterns, primary and secondary sexual characteristics, menopause, loss of mobility, muscle tone/strength and skin elasticity

Start assessment phase 1

2 (8 weeks) o intellectual/cognitive development across the life stages, including language development, problem solving, abstract and creative thinking, development/loss of memory and recall
o emotional development across the life stages, including bonding and attachment, independence and self-esteem, security, contentment, self-image
o social development across the life stages, including the formation of relationships with others and the socialisation process.
3 (5 weeks) 15th January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

Factors affecting growth and development Learners will explore the different factors that can affect an individual’s growth and development. Different factors will impact on different aspects of growth and development.
Physical factors, to include:
o genetic inheritance o experience of illness and disease o diet and lifestyle choices
o appearance.
Social and cultural factors, to include:
o culture, e.g. community involvement, religion, gender roles and expectations
o educational experiences
o the influence of role models
o the influence of social isolation
o personal relationships with friends and family.

Different types of life event Life events are expected or unexpected events that occur in an individual’s life. Learners will explore the different events that can impact on people’s physical, intellectual, emotional and social development.
Physical events, to include:
o accident/injury o ill health.

Relationship changes, to include:
o entering into relationships
o marriage
o divorce
o parenthood
o bereavement.

Life circumstances, to include:
o moving house, school or job
o exclusion from education
o redundancy
o imprisonment
o retirement.

Assessment for criteria so far

4 (6 weeks) 19th March data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

Coping with change caused by life events Learners will explore how individuals can adapt or be supported through changes caused by life events. People may react very differently to the same type of event. · How individuals adapt to these changes. · Sources of support:
o family, friends, partner’s
o professional carers and services
o community groups, voluntary and faith-based organisations.

Types of support:
o emotional
o information and advice
o practical help, e.g. financial assistance, childcare, transport.

Assessment submitted for final time

5 (6 weeks) 19th April Parents Evening

New unit – component 2

Health and social care services Learners will explore the health and social care services that are available and why individuals may need to use them.

Different health care services and how they meet service user needs:
o primary care, e.g. GPs, dental care, optometry, community health care
o secondary and tertiary care, e.g. specialist medical care
o allied health professionals, e.g. physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, dieticians.

6 (7 weeks) Week commencing 18th June: Year 10 exam week

12th  July Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

Different social care services and how they meet service user needs:
o services for children and young people, e.g. foster care, residential care, youth work
o services for adults or children with specific needs (learning disabilities, sensory impairments, long-term health issues), e.g. residential care, respite care, domiciliary care
o services for older adults, e.g. residential care, domiciliary care
o the role of informal social care provided by relatives, friends and neighbours.


Year 11 Health & Social Care 2018/2019

Course title: Exam board: Specification code:
How will students be assessed?
3 modules – Component 1, 2 and 3

Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care

1 Human Lifespan Development 36 1/2 Internal
2 Health and Social Care Services and Values 36 1/2 Internal
3 Health and Wellbeing 48 1/2 Synoptic External

Half term Key content
1 (8 weeks) A1 Health and social care services
A2 Barriers to accessing services
Application and assessment A 
2 (7 weeks) B1 Care values
B2 Reviewing own application of care values
Application and Assessment B 
3 (6 weeks) A1 Factors affecting health and wellbeing
1 Physiological indicators
Interim grade issues – opportunity for grade development
4 (6 weeks) Lifestyle Indicators
Health and wellbeing improvement plans
Interim grade issues – opportunity for grade development
5 (5 weeks) Obstacles to implementing plans
Theory behind health and health promotion 
6 (7 weeks) Planning A and Assessment B for Controlled assessment
Any resits to be carried out 


 Year 13 Health and Social Care 2018/2019

Year 13 Health and Social Care Extended Cert and National Diploma


Extended Cert ( Single Award) You have two units this year

Unit 2 – Working in the Health and Social Care Sector

Unit 12 Supporting Individuals with additional needs


BTEC National Diploma (Double Award) you have

Unit 6 – Placement phase B

Unit 8 Promoting Health

Unit 4 Enquires into research methodologies

Unit 12 supporting those with Individual needs