Key Stage 4

Years 9, 10 & 11: Level 2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care

Component 1 – Human Lifespan Development (Internal Assessment; Coursework Based)

In this component, students will study how people grow and develop over the course of their life, from infancy to adulthood, this includes Physical, Intellectual, Emotional and Social development and the different factors that may affect this. An individual’s development can be affected by major life events, such as marriage, parenthood or moving to a new house and you will learn about how people adapt to these changes, as well as the types and sources of support that can help them.

Component 2 – Health and Social Care Services and Values (Internal Assessment; Coursework Based)

Providing good health and social care services is important and service providers need to have the appropriate skills, attributes and values to meet the needs of service users. These skills, attributes and values are important because they enable people who use health and social care services to get the care they need and to be protected from different sorts of harm. This component will give students an understanding of health and social care services and will help you to understand the skills, attributes and values that are common across the sector (some of which are transferable to other sectors that involve interactions with clients or customers). 

Component 3 – Health and Wellbeing – (External Assessment Exam Based)

In this component, students will explore the factors that can have a positive or negative influence on a person’s health and wellbeing. Students will learn to interpret physiological and lifestyle indicators and what they mean for a person’s state of health. Students will learn how this information is used to recommend appropriate actions for improving a person’s health and wellbeing. Additionally, they will explore the difficulties an individual may face when trying to make these changes. 

Homework Policy:

Students are expected to carry out a number of research and assignment-based activities throughout the year.  In addition, they will regularly complete exam-based revision and preparation when externally assessed units are being studied.  This homework will be more regular with tasks being set twice per fortnight.

Setting Rationale and Structure

All teaching groups at Key stage 5 are of mixed ability and there are no sets for this subject.