Health and Social Care

At Alde Valley School we have successfully attracted consistent numbers of pupils to study the subject over a number of years, this year is no acceptation as we have the largest cohort in 5 years who have chosen to study Health and Social Care. Gaining GCSE and A Level qualifications in Health and Social Care give students opportunities to:
■ actively engage in the processes of health and social care in order to develop as effective and independent students

 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

 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

Studying the subject also enriches pupil’s Social Moral and Cultural learning as well as giving them many opportunities to develop personal learning and thinking skills.

Our success as a department is shown through our exam results. 2012 GCSE A* - C pass rate = 64.29%

Rising demand for staff within health, social care and early years services emphasises the growing need for our pupils to consider careers within health and social care. The vast number of possibilities available to pupils means that studying the subject of health and social care not only provides pupils with a fantastic knowledge base, but also opens many career opportunity doors. Don’t take our word for it, look at these headlines!