Health & Social Care


health and social care

Department Lead: Miss L Willimott
Telephone: 01344 423041
Email: lwillimott@brakenhale.co.uk

Ethos & Aims

Health & Social Care will give students a glimpse into a professional sector whilst teaching them transferable skills for life.

Health & Social Care is an option subject for both Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5.

Key Stage 4

In KS4 we offer the BTEC Tech Award in Health and Social Care and this is a brand new course which is being first assessed in the Summer 2019.

This course is made up of 3 components: two components are coursework and one component exam.  Topics covered include:

  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Health and Social Care Services and Values
  • Health and Wellbeing

Key Stage 5

In KS5 we offer the BTEC National Extended Certificate (equivalent to 1 A level) and this is the brand new specification (2016).

This course is made up of 4 units, two external exams (one being sat in Year 12 and the other in Year 13) and then two coursework options.  Topics covered include:

  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
  • Working in Health and Social Care
  • Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions or would like to get in touch.