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Health & Social Care

Key Contacts

Mrs T Wolyn – [email protected]  – Curriculum Leader for PSHE and Social Science

Curriculum Information

Health and Social Care is one of the KS4 options available to Hanham Woods Academy students within the Social Sciences department.

In contrast to our other subject, Sociology, Health and Social Care is a BTEC (vocational qualification). This means that a high proportion of the grade is based on assignment work (60%) completed in class and independently. The students will then sit one exam in year 11 worth 40%.

Health and Social Care is a subject that is often thought to be synonymous with child care however the content of the course covers a myriad of groups in society that require care from health or social care professionals.

We look at a range of developments we all experience across our life stages as well as the factors and life events that can impact that development. We focus upon the services available to us and why we may need to access them throughout our lives as well as developing an understanding of health indicators, how to measure them and how to recommend changes to improve them.

Throughout our study there are links between Health and Social Care and other option subjects such as Sociology and Physical Education (PE).

Health and Social Care very neatly leads into careers in both health and social care. In addition it supports careers in child care, education, social work, public services, voluntary sector, and the police.