Health & Social care

Subject Overview

Health and Social Care is offered as a KS4 and KS5 option at Hatch End High School as either a Level 2 or Level 3 option. 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.

Aims of the subject

  • To actively engage students in the processes of Health and Social Care to help them develop as effective and independent learners.
  • Encourage 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.
  • Help pupils to develop a critical and analytical approach to problem-solving within the health, social-care and early-years sectors.
  • Examine 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

Staff Contacts

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


All Health and Social Care students have many enrichment opportunities.

These include educational visits from doctors, nurses, midwives and social workers. Pupils also go on trips to residential homes and day centres for the elderly. Past trips have included the Museum of Childhood, the Hunterian Museum of Medicine and the Wellcome Collection.