Health & Social Care

Department Vision

Through studying Health and Social Care at Stone Lodge School, students will broaden their awareness of the needs of individuals at all life stages.  Students will understand the importance of values in Health and Social Care and the range of services that are provided within the sector.  Students will be able to explain different ways of promoting health and wellbeing as well as overcoming challenges.     

Through discussion and written reports, students will develop their analytical and evaluative skills.  Preparations for controlled assessments in Years 10 and 11 will also develop students’ writing skills, organisations skills and time management, which will complement preparations for exams at the end of Year 11 across the broader Key Stage 4 curriculum. 

The skills developed through studying Health and Social Care at KS4 are transferrable to a wide range of academic and vocational pathways.  From communication skills to word processing skills, from First Aid skills to overcoming different barriers to participation, studying KS4 Health and Social Care at SLS will help prepare students for a wide range of post-16 study and career pathways. 

Years 10 & 11

Health and Social Care at KS4 builds on the knowledge and skills developed at Key Stage 3 at SLS, including KS3 Geography (human Geography), English, Biology, Philosophy and Ethics and Successful Lives.   

Students studying Health and Social Care at KS4, will complete the Pearson BTEC Level 2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care.  This qualification is comprised of 3 components: 

Component 1: Human Lifespan Development (Term 1 – Term 4 of Year 10) 

Component 2: Health and Social Care Services and Values (Term 5 of Year 10 – Term 2 of Year 11) 

Component 3: Health and Wellbeing (Term 2 – Term 5/6 of Year 11) 

An outline of the topics studied can be viewed in the Long-Term Plans section below. 


YEAR 10 


Human growth and development across the life stages 


Factors affecting growth and development  


Different types of life event and coping with change caused by life events 


Component 1 Controlled Assessment 


Introduction to First Aid  



Healthcare and Social Care services 


Skills, attributes and values in Health and Social Care 

The obstacles individuals requiring care may face  


YEAR 11 


Component 2 Revision 

Component 2 Controlled Assessment 


Component 2 Controlled Assessment 

Component 3 topic 1: Factors that affect health and wellbeing 


Factors that affect health and wellbeing 

Interpreting health indicators 


Person-centred approach to improving health and wellbeing  


Revision for component 3 assessment 



Advice for Parents & Carers

There is rarely a day that goes by without Health and/or Social Care being in the news.  Encouraging your child to read and discuss relevant BBC News articles will help develop their reading skills, while giving them an insight into current affairs in the sector, including medical break-throughs, the experiences of individuals with different health conditions and the challenges currently facing the sector.  BBC New articles relating to Health can be found here:

In Health and Social Care at SLS there are some terms that come up repeatedly, so are useful for you to be aware of in order to support your child: 

PIES development: this refers to physical, intellectual, emotional and social development. 

Life stages: these include infancy (0-2 years), early childhood (3-8 years), adolescence (9-18 years), early adulthood (19-45 years), middle adulthood (46-65 years) and later adulthood (65 years and over). 

As well as completing their weekly Knowledge Organiser tasks, students will also benefit from speaking with individuals are different life stages.  For example, if students have family members who are willing to speak to them about what it’s like to be at their life stage, including both positives and challenges, this would be a very useful insight to the student. 

Finally, if any parents/carers work within Health and/or Social Care and would be happy to be a guest speaker for our students, then please do get in touch.