Welcome to Health & Social Care
'The greatest wealth is health' - Virgil
Health and Social Care is an essential aspect of our society. It impacts on you from the day you are born until the day you die. We regularly invite guest speakers to school and arrange visits to Health and Social care settings in the area. We strive to create opportunities for our Health & Social Care students, and encourage them to contribute to the school and the local community. They have arranged work experience, planned a Christmas party, an event for teenagers with severe disabilities and have developed their own health promotion campaign.
Key Stage 5:
In our BTEC Level 3 course, we offer the L3 National Certificate in HSC (equivalent to 1 AS Level), the L3 National Extended Certificate in HSC (equivalent to 1 A Level), the L3 National Foundation Diploma in HSC (equivalent to 1.5 A Levels), the L3 National Diplomas in HSC (equivalent to 2 A Levels) and L3 National Extended Diploma in HSC (equivalent to 3 A Levels). The smaller courses consist of equally weighted exam and coursework units, whilst the larger courses consist of mainly coursework units with some examinations and externally tested material. As part of the National Diploma, students arrange and carry out 100 hours of work experience. As part of this, they will develop a record of their progress, which is great in supporting future aspirations.