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The Sacred Heart Language College

Health & Social Care

Curriculum Statement – Health & Social Care

“Confident in God’s love for us, we commit ourselves to his service”


“It is health that is real wealth, and not pieces of gold and silver”, Mahatma Gandhi

In the UK, about 3 million individuals work in the Health and Social Care sector: This is 1 in 10 persons, and the need for professionals will continue to increase as the UK population ages.

The health and social care course is a vocationally-related qualification offering an engaging and inspiring approach to learning and assessment. It is our aim to offer a rich KS4 option curriculum that will give students access to KS5 and will open the doors to a wide range of career opportunities.

About the health and Social Care curriculum:


  • In line with and following Pearson’s/ BTEC’s guidance and specification (new specification in 2022)
  • Designed to allow a whole term of preparation for the external exam, as previous years showed this assessment was the most challenging for students.
  • Designed to develop the seven care values throughout.
  • Designed to develop pupils’ ability to seek and respond to feedback in order to develop independence and specialist knowledge.
  • Designed to raise student aspirations. The study of care values is at the heart of Health and Social Care which develops skills such as empathy, compassion, commitment, tolerance and empowerment. This enables our students to become educated citizens who contribute to society in a positive way. The curriculum within Health and Social Care supports the ethos within the school as the subject is broad, balanced and relevant to the needs of students and employers.

The intent of our curriculum is:


  • To ensure students grow intellectually, socially and morally through their commitment to Health and Social Care.To ensure students develop empathy and compassion, whilst challenging stereotypes and discrimination
  • To ensure students gain employability and life skills
  • To ensure students have a knowledge and understanding of the vast opportunities offered within the Health & Social Care sector