Health & Social Care

Health & Social Care

If you have not got your health, what have you got? On this stimulating course, you will explore questions such as: How does a major life change, such as bereavement, impact on individuals? How do you become an effective communicator? You can also design your own research project into a topic of your choice.


Duration: 2 years
Starting date: September 2018
Location: SRC Bede Sixth Form

What will you do?

You’ll cover areas such as what it means to be healthy, factors that affect the quality of life, communication, individuals’ needs, physiology, anatomy, sexual health, pregnancy, nutrition and your responsibility as a health professional.


How will you learn?

You will learn through practical tasks, self- supported study, research in groups or pairs and formal teaching. The course consists of four 70 minute lessons per week.


How are you assessed?

Assessment is a mixture of coursework and external examinations. Coursework is initially assessed by teaching staff and then by an external moderator who visits the college. There will be January examinations.


You need:

GCSE maths and English Language grade C/5 or above are preferred but not mandatory.


What else do I need to know?

There is an opportunity to organise work experience both locally and at a well-known voluntary organisation called Re-Vitalise.

Re-Vitalise work experience allows you to work with disabled adults for a week.


What’s next?

Many of our students go on to university or training in the health and social care industries such as nursing, midwifery or social work.


How do I apply/enrol?


3 Reasons to join us

  1. There is a high proportion of coursework in this subject that cover a variety of topics from pregnancy to communication in a counseling session to nutrition for healthy living.
  2. It opens doors into future careers such as nursing, midwifery, social care and other health related professions.
  3. There is an opportunity to volunteer with Disabled adults in Southport.


Destinations and Progress:

Students go on to a number of different areas. Many go on to University to study Nursing or Midwifery or Social Work or Teaching. Others go on to take degrees in Psychology and Counseling or Early Years. Students also go on to work in the industry directly and gain training through work.


Possible combination subjects:

Our students combine Health and Social Care with many subjects. The most popular ones are Sociology, Psychology and Biology.


What students say:

The teacher makes sure that all her students understand the tasks given and also puts a lot of time when planning her lessons. Activities are always given to make sure that all pupils interact as a class.


Extra-curricular activities:

We have a number of speakers in from local universities to talk about different health professionals. We also look at opportunities for work experience.