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Health and Social Care

Curriculum Intent Statement


Health and Social Care introduces students to the specialist knowledge and skills needed to work in various health and social care settings. Underpinning the qualification is a focus on core values and communicating with individuals so as to maintain their dignity and sense of being valued. The Sixth form offer leads to an Industry ready Level 3 qualification with the Key Stage 4 option also providing the foundation for purposeful employment. 

This subject introduces students to the biggest employment sector in the UK, which includes elements of the NHS, local authority adult and child care services as well as a range of independent providers which provide care in a variety of settings. It introduces students to this vocational sector and the role it plays in the health, well-being and care of individuals across all age ranges. Students will also develop transferable skills, in particular communication, aspects of team working and other essential life skills. The learning and assessment is through practical and written means.

The optional units allow us to tailor the course to our students’ needs and future career aspirations, engaging and inspiring students of all abilities to achieve. 

This qualification enables students to reach their full potential, to equip them with the knowledge and skills they need for their future and the tools for progression in the health and social care industry. The Key stage 5 qualification is fully accepted by Universities and attracts UCAS points equivalent to A levels.  

Key Stage 4 Course Information


Key Stage 5 Course Information