Health & Social Care

Curriculum Information about Health and Social Care at King James I Academy

Teaching Staff

  • G Nicholson (Director of Learning)
  • J Armstrong

Department Information

The Department of Health and Social Care at King James has had tremendous success with students doing both Level 2 and Level 3 courses. It has enabled students to work in the Health and Social Care Sector of employment or to continue their studies at University. Students have gone on from Health & Social care to work in the care sector, early years, education, and the NHS to list a few.

 We have developed firm relationships with local organisations who offer work placements and guest speakers to enhance what is learned in the classroom environment. This provides students with an excellent insight into how their learning can be applied in the ‘real world’.

Within the course at both levels 2 and 3, students develop a breadth of knowledge about how humans develop across the course of their life and of different social, environmental, genetic and personal factors that impact upon development, health and wellbeing.  Students also develop knowledge and practical skills which relate to the working sectors of healthcare and social care.

Key Stage 4

Year 10

The BTEC Level 2 course offered in Health and Social Care enables students to explore human lifespan development. We investigate the care skills which are essential to the health and social care sector. Students will also explore a wide range of health and social care services to help develop their understanding of different job roles and service within the sector.

Year 11

Students will focus this year on the health and wellbeing of individuals. They will learn how health is measured, monitored and treated. They will also learn how the health of individual’s can be improved by careful planning.

Students complete three units of work over the two year period:

Year 10

Year 11

Component 1 – Human Lifespan Development (Coursework – 30% of final grade)

Component 3 – Health and Wellbeing of Individuals (Controlled Assessment – 40% of final grade)

Component 2 – Care Values and Services in Health and Social Care (Coursework – 30% of final grade)