Health and Social Care
- Average Point Score: 4.0
- English Language GCSE 4.0.
- C in this subject at GCSE (if studied).
- Mrs Ward
- Mrs Lomas
This course will suit you if you have a genuine interest in Health and Social Care professions and especially if this is a career path you hope to pursue. You will sit two external exams and also complete two pieces of internally marked coursework. The coursework will focus on how care workers can personalise care and how principles of care underpin everything they do.
Students often choose Health and Social Care alongside subjects such as Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy and Ethics, Biology and English Language. However, the core skills of independent study, careful planning and communication skills makes Health and Social Care a great choice alongside most subjects, as it is covers many employment sectors in the UK.
This course is valued highly by employers; knowledge of caring skills and recent healthcare legislation means that employers in this ﬁeld would be happy that course graduates could enter modern Health and Social Care service roles. However, many students use this qualiﬁcation to go on to further study at university; this could be to continue with the BTEC until an extended diploma is achieved (the equivalent of a Bachelor’s Degree.) Alternatively, students may use Health and Social Care and associated A-Levels to apply for a degree in Nursing, Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Midwifery, Teaching or Social Work. There are a wide range of options available to students of Health and Social Care as it is covers many employment sectors in the UK.