Health & Social care

Subject Overview

Health and Social Care is offered as a KS4 option at HEHS as a full GCSE. It is suitable for students interested in careers in health, social care or childcare but also provides any pupil with a good preparation for adult life.


The Health and Social Care GCSE:

  • actively engages students in the processes of Health and Social Care to help them develop as effective and independent learners.
  • encourages students to understand aspects of personal development and the health, social care and early-years sectors through investigation and evaluation of a range of services and organisations.
  • develops a critical and analytical approach to problem-solving within the health, social-care and early-years sectors.
  • examines issues which affect the nature and quality of human life including an appreciation of diversity and cultural issues.

For full details of the structure, content and assessment in Health and Social care, please refer to the KS 3, 4 and 5 Programmes of Study


Extra-Curricular Opportunities

All year 9,10 and 11 Health and Social Care students have many enrichment opportunities.

These include educational visits from doctors, nurses, midwives and social workers. Past trips included the Museum of Childhood, the Hunterian Museum of Medicine and the Wellcome Collection.

Faculty Contacts

Staff Name Role Email Address
Mrs M Beccan Head of Department
Miss M Dunford Teacher