Health & Social Care


Staff Contact

Mrs Cadwallader:

Course Content

This course gives you the opportunity to gain the right combination of knowledge, understanding and skills required for the care sector in the 21st century.

You will study a range of units, covering building positive relationships; equality, diversity and rights; health, safety and security; anatomy and physiology; nutrition for health; and sexual health, reproduction and early development stages.

Exams: A combination of external exams and internally assessed units take place at the end of Year 12 and Year 13.

Graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction, and recognised by UCAS as equivalent to an A level.

Exam Board OCR


This is a new course for September 2022

Career Opportunities

The health and social care sector employ vast numbers of people across the country, within a varied range of job roles. It’s the biggest employment sector in the UK and includes elements of the NHS, local authority adult and child-care services, and a range of independent providers that provide care in a range of settings. Further study at university is possible, including:

  • Health and Social Care
  • Public Health and Wellbeing
  • Healthcare and Health Science
  • Health Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Midwifery

Trips, Industry Links and Work Experience

  • Links with local schools and care facilities
  • Guest speakers from a variety of settings


One of the things the Sixth Form does well is to make sure that you are on top of your work and track your progress well to ensure you have the best possible outcome for grades.

Student Exit Survey.


Student profile

Harry Jones

Previous school Kingshill

Studying Geography, Biology and Chemistry

Ambition to take a gap year to travel to Asia and train to become a Scuba Diving Instructor