Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care Subject Intent

Health and social care allows students the opportunity to consider and explore the impact of human development and to analyse how these factors affect our lives.  Students will develop knowledge on how to improve health and wellbeing and this will raise expectations for their own lives in the future.  Students are encouraged to use a wide range of literacy resources in their learning to develop their knowledge in this area.  They are taught to reference and check the validity of their research as this is key when they are using the internet to ensure that what they are reporting is true.

Health and Social Care provides students with an opportunity to develop knowledge about the health and social care sector.  Through studying health and social care, students will be able to interpret data to assess an individual’s health, produce a plan to improve an individual’s health and wellbeing, understand how care values are applied and explore human growth and development.

We have high expectations and provide learning opportunities for students to explore future study.  Health and Social Care BTEC Tech Award has been designed to allow students to focus on more vocational areas and offer a basis for further study.  The programme allows for progression at post-16 and would complement further study including A-Levels and BTEC Nationals.

Students we taught about a number of different careers within the sector for around three million people work in health and social care in the UK.  These include roles such as, nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants, social workers, care assistants, counsellors and occupational therapists.  The demand for health and social care workers is predicted to rise and together they account for one in ten jobs in the UK. For example, jobs for nurses is expected to grow by 6.9% by 2027 with a projection of 407,500 positions becoming available in the same time period.