The Care department consists of a team of dedicated teachers who have a committed approach to ensure that our students achieve their full potential. We teach Health and Social Care and Child Development in KS4 and KS5.
The diverse background of the teachers ensures students are stretched and challenged within their chosen area. We provide specialist training support such as first aid courses, access to a varied placement program in Care homes, primary schools and nurseries.
This is an exciting time for the Care department as it grows and offers further courses to meet the needs of all students – come and see us!!
The department offers a wide range of opportunities in order for all students to engage actively and fulfil their potential within the subject areas at all key stages. There are after school clubs, Saturday booster sessions and holiday sessions.
What the students say about the department
"The teachers really care about what we do"
"The department is well organised, and, as students we know what grade we are working at and what to do to improve that grade to reach our potential"
"Teachers are friendly and I am never afraid to ask for help"
"I really enjoy the theory lessons and learning about how the development of a child changes with age."
Faiza Sultana - BTEC CPLD/BTEC Applied Science/A2 Health & Social Care
Now studying: Childhood Studies @ Wolverhampton University
Amy Atherton - A2 English Lit./A2 Psychology/A2 Health & Social Care
Now studying: Primary Teaching @ Worchester University
Fauuziyah Begum - BTEC Applied Science/A2 Psychology/A2 Health & Social Care
Now studying: Psychology @ BCU
Majeha Begum - A2 English Lit./A2 Psychology/A2 Health & Social Care
Now studying: Social Care and Health Studies @ Wolverhampton University
Mrs S Pabla, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Key Stage 3 (Years 7 and 8)
Not offered at Key Stage 3 level.
Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 and 11)
In Year 9 we introduce students to the main themes in eitherHealth and Social Care or Child Development. We focus on the taught elements of the course building up students’ knowledge through experience and applying to the real world.
We find this gives them a good basis and grounding for the coursework which makes up the majority of each course.
Students begin to work on their portfolios of work, putting together evidence of their competencies within each skill. Teachers support the students and there are laptops available within the department for students to write up their work.
Students complete all coursework units by December so they can focus fully on revision of the taught content introduced to them in Year 9 for their final exam.
Health & Social Care: Key Stage 4 Cambridge Nationals are offered to our students and this is studied over 3 years comprising of 3 units of work and 1 external exam.
Child Development: Key Stage 4 GCSE OCR Child Development is offered as an option choice and this comprises of 1 individual study, 3 x resource tasks and 1 external exam.
|GCSE Child Development||51% A*-C||50% A*-C||73% A*-C|
|OCR Nationals Health & Social Care Level 2||22% A*-A
|69% A*-C||43% A*-C|
Key Stage 5 / Post 16
At KS5 the Care department offers a variety of options to suit individual needs. You can choose from:
- BTEC National in Children’s Play, Learning and Development: this is an accredited level 3 qualification which requires a 50 hour work placement in an early years setting. Students study 2 coursework units, 1 exam and 1 board marked task. The exam must be passed to complete the course.
- BTEC Award in Health and Social Care: a level 3 qualification comprising of 2 exam units and 2 coursework units.
- BTEC Double Award in Health and Social Care: a level 3 qualification comprising of 8 units of work and 100 hours work placement in a variety of settings including Care homes, nurseries and primary schools.
|BTEC Level 3 - Child Development||88% D*-M
|100% Distinction||75% D*-M
|A-Level - Health & Social Care||40% Distinction;