Thursday 21st June 2018 : Week A    

Trinity Church of England High School, Manchester: Curriculum
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Health and Social Care (H&SC)

Aims of the Department

To ensure that students develop caring and nurturing qualities and skills so that they can work with some of our more vulnerable in society.

To ensure that students can progress onto suitable and rewarding courses in Health, Social Care and Early Years.

To empower students to develop and use excellent communications skills to enhance their knowledge and understanding in their chosen field.

Strengths of the Department

We use a variety of techniques to develop students' caring and nurturing qualities and skills, from traditional classroom teaching, to practicals and hands-on exercises, demonstrations, and visits from guest speakers in the health care professions.


Two of our recent students are near to qualifying as junior doctors, and another is a qualified mental health nurse.

Most of our students progress on to the NHS cadet programme or A levels in HSC. Local Further Education Colleges tend to give Trinity students first refusal, as they are so well prepared and knowledgeable in both HSC and Child Development.

KS4 H&SC Curriculum

Year 10

The course content requires students to complete two core units (one being the exam), and two optional units, four units in total. If students find the course difficult to access at level two there is the option to move them to the level one course.

This obviously means all students should achieve a qualification at the end of the two year course. The BTEC HSC does not come under controlled conditions which will help support all students.

In three of the units, students will be required to complete coursework using a variety of techniques e.g. PowerPoints, Reports, Case Studies etc.

Units covered are:

  • Core: External exam: Human Lifespan Development
  • Core: Health and Social Care Values
  • Optional unit: Promoting Health and Well-being
  • Optional unit- The impact of nutrition on Health and Wellbeing

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