Society Health & Development
There are currently three courses running at Brentford School for Girls:
- BTEC First Diploma = (4 GCSEs)
- BTEC Level 2 Award = (1 GCSE)
- Home Economics: Child Development GCSE = (1 GCSE)
- BTEC First National = (3 A Levels)
What is the purpose of courses in Society, Health & Development?
The BTEC is designed to give you an insight into what it is like in the Health and Social Care field. It is a more vocational course. This means that it is work related. Therefore, this means that often it gives you an idea of what it is like to work as a care support worker, health care assistant, nurse, social worker and many other occupations. The Child Development GCSE examines the development of a child and the principles of good childcare up until the ages of 5 years old.
All of the courses involve an element of work experience and the opportunity to gain a First Aid Course.
How do you decide which course is best for you?
In Key Stage Four (Year 10 and 11):
We look to see what you achieved in your SATS. Those achieving below a level 5 will go onto the BTEC First Diploma or BTEC Award or Child Care GCSE.
In Key Stage Five (Year 12, 13 and 14):
The BTEC National is a 3 A – Level equivalent and focuses on eighteen units of various health and social care related topics, To enrol on this course, you must have 5 GCSE’s A*-C or at BTEC First Diploma in Health and Social Care awarded at merit or distinction. A C in English and Maths is vital to enrolling on this course.