Head of Department: Ms. L. Jepson
We have an excellent team of subject teachers who are enthusiastic and able to guide you through the course, each with their own specialisms and interests.
The BTEC course enables you to enhance your interpersonal skills, which in turn assists you in the production of coursework to a very high standard. Throughout the course you will undertake activities designed to enhance your knowledge and understanding of all aspects of health, education and working with people. Some will involve classroom activities and others will require you to undertake primary research into real organisations.
You will undertake both coursework and exam units underpinned by work experience in a Health and Social Care setting.
Your vocational BTEC comprises of a number of subject units. Each unit has been researched and written to standards agreed by the QCA. These specifications highlight a range of subject topics that must be covered.
Each unit either assessed through your portfolio work or by an externally set examination. Although portfilio work is internally marked and moderated by the Health & Social Care team, final assessment and grading is awarded by the exam board.
Two Units for the Single BTEC award undertaken in year 12 and 13, one assessed through an externally marked exam and one through internal assessed coursework.
Two units for the Double BTEC award undertaken in year 12, both assessed through internally moderated coursework.
Two units for the Double BTEC award undertaken in year 13, one assessed through an externally marked exam and one through internal assessed coursework.