Health and Social Care

At Leeds City Academy students have the opportunity to study for the Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Technical Award in Health and Social Care from Year 10 onwards.

The course consists of three components giving students the opportunity to develop a broad knowledge and understanding of health and social care. Components 1 and 2 are assessed through internal assessment (coursework). These components are on human lifespan development and Health and social care services and how they meet the needs of the general public. In addition, there is one external examination. This examination is based around health and well-being. Students will learn about physiological and lifestyle factors that contribute to our health.

For further information on the curriculum offered please contact the Academy F.A.O Sara Thompson at 

Courses in Health and Social Work 

KS4 Students will be offered the following course: 

  •   BTEC Tech Award Health and Social Care Level 1 and Level 2 (Pearson)

Health and Social Care Subject Content 

Year 10 Units
  • Component 1: Human Lifespan Development
    • Celebrity life stage assignment
    • Smiler crash victim assignment
  • Component 2: H&SC services & values
  • Myra & Elizabeth case study
Year 11 Units
  • Component 3: Health & well-being examination unit