Health & Social Care

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2022: 38% Distinction - Distinction
76% Merit - Distinction*
2023: 83% Merit or above

Course Leader

Amy Sims

Examination Board

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate


Examinations - all learners take the same time in Jan and / or June depending on units. Students can have one resit attempt. 




What will you study?

This course is for learners who are interested in learning about the health and social care sector as part of a balanced study programme. It is equivalent in size to one A Level. This course provides a broad basis of study of the health and social care sector. You will study four units over the two year course: Human Lifespan Development (Examination), Working in Health and Social Care (Examination), Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs (Coursework) and Physiological Disorders and their Care (Coursework).


Future Pathways

The qualification supports access to a range of higher education courses possibly, but not exclusively, in health and social care, if taken alongside further Level 3 qualifications. The qualification is intended to carry UCAS points and is recognised by higher education institutions as contributing to meeting admission requirements to many relevant courses. It can be taken alongside, for example:

• A Levels in Biology and Psychology, which could lead to a BSc (Hons) in Nursing

• A Levels in English and History, which could lead to a BA (Hons) in Primary Education


Extra Curricular Opportunities

Work placements and visits to health and social care settings.



Please click the below link to take you to a page listing subject presentations and summer holiday tasks for Year 11 students entering V6 Sixth Form in September.

V6 Holiday Tasks