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Our Year 10 & Year 11 students are studying BTEC Tech Award in Health and Social Care Level 1/Level 2 (Syllabus Number 603/4780/X).
Components studied are:
- Component 1 – Human Lifespan Development
- During Component 1 students will:
- * explore how individuals develop physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually over time
- * investigate how various factors, events and choices impact individuals’ growth and development
- * discover how people adapt to life events and cope with making changes.
- Component 2 – Health and Social Care Services and Values
- During Component 2 students will:
- learn which health and social care services are available
- identify why people might need to use these services • discover who’s involved in providing these services
- explore what might stop people from accessing the services they need
- look at the care values in the sector and how to make sure people get the care and protection they need.
- Component 3 – Health and Well-being
- During Component 3 students will:
- learn what ‘being healthy’ means to different people
- explore the different factors that might influence health and wellbeing • identify key health indicators and how to interpret them
- assess an individual’s health using what they’ve learned
- create a health and wellbeing improvement plan for that person, which includes targets and recommendations of support services available
- reflect on the potential challenges the person may face when putting the plan into action.
We follow a scheme of work which is designed by the awarding body, Edexcel, and adapt to individually meet the needs of our students. Each component 1 and 2 are internally assessed and then moderated by BTEC with component 3 being externally moderated with a two hour exam.
A BTEC is a vocational qualification, which means that it has a career focus and is grounded in the world of work. BTEC students study to gain skills and knowledge in their subject area, then put those skills into practice in real-life scenarios.