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21/02/20

CDS Careers Fayre Wednesday 26 February. All students will have the chance to speak with representatives from different industries to help them look at future employment options.

21/02/20

Year 8 Taster Day Tuesday 25 February. All Year 8 students will sample option subjects to help them make their Key Stage 4 study choices.

21/02/20

Reminder for Year 10 Parents’ Evening, Monday 24 February starting at 4.30pm. Ensure that appointments are made and contact the Year team if you need assistance.

21/02/20

All CDS students return to school Monday 24 February. We hope you have had a lovely half term break.

20/02/20

CDS skiers having fun on the slopes! https://t.co/EA4FPAtAo6

19/02/20

Reminder: Year 10 Parents' Evening Monday 24 February at 4.30pm.

18/02/20

Year 10 Design Technology have been engaged in the research and design of a speaker unit to connect to a phone, laptop or mp3 player. https://t.co/wA5kVyGuxb

17/02/20

The art department are requesting plastic bottle tops and lids to create a piece of art work through recycling. Please start saving them and bring them in by the end of March! https://t.co/ff695233h0

14/02/20

Year 11 after school interventions 2.50pm-3.50pm Tuesday-Friday. Please check your child’s planner weekly for the sessions they are required to attend. https://t.co/0HXcBXYU4Q

14/02/20

NCS 4 phase programme for Year 11 students this summer costs £50. This covers all food, accommodation, travel & activities. All receive a certificate signed by the Prime Minister which is recognised by universities, employers & apprenticeships https://t.co/gG9Ts1XTQ0 https://t.co/Sm10DnrVIV

14/02/20

And they're off! Ski group heading to Pila, Italy, for half term week. Watch here for daily updates. https://t.co/5QHA4NcT8U

13/02/20

Ski trip departs 12 noon tomorrow! Check out the snow report! https://t.co/yfhU7vZRZ5

12/02/20

Year 10 Parents' Evening - Monday 24 February at 4.30pm. Please ensure that your child is making appointments

12/02/20

CDS beat Chatham & Clarendon in the final, making them Year 8 Thanet Dodgeball Champions 2020 https://t.co/Zl5XaUShYA

11/02/20

CDS Anti Bullying Ambassadors and Student Voice held a cyber bullying workshop with Year 7 & 8 students for internet safety day. https://t.co/b8IG8eGe6B

10/02/20

CDS has 35 Anti Bullying Ambassadors in conjunction with the Diana Award. There is always someone to speak to if students feel unsafe, vulnerable, upset or lonely. https://t.co/BzxHu01Vcc https://t.co/xk78A3ebLN

Health & Social Care

Examination Board: Pearson Edexcel

Exact Course Title:  BTEC Level 1 / 2 Tech Award in Health & Social Care

Why should I choose to study Health and Social Care?

The Edexcel BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care has been developed to provide an engaging introduction to the healthcare sector for learners aged 14 years and above. It has been designed primarily for young people aged 14 to 19 who may wish to explore a vocational route throughout Key Stage 4, but it is also suitable for other learners who want a vocationally focused introduction to this area of study.

What will I learn?

A range of topics will be covered including:

  • Human growth and development
  • How people deal with major life events
  • Health and social care services
  • A practical demonstration of health and Social Care Values
  • Factors that can impact and improve an individual’s health and wellbeing.

What will be expected of me?

You will be expected to complete a written exam and three units of coursework.  During lessons tasks will mostly be written but there are also practical tasks such as role-play throughout the course. Full participation will be expected. Research skills will be needed when completing coursework and an ability to meet deadlines and keep organised with all written work.

What skills will I develop?

  • applying knowledge and understanding in vocational and realistic contexts
  • developing and applying practical and technical skills
  • acting with increasing independence to select and apply skills through processes and with effective use of resources
  • achieve, explain and review the success of intended outcomes
  • developing  skills for work through management of self and working in a team

How will I be assessed?

Units one and two are coursework based and worth 60%, marked internally by the assessor/teacher and moderated by Edexcel.  Unit 3 is worth 40% and is an externally assessed exam marked by Edexcel which can be taken twice in the final year of the course.

Where will this qualification lead me?

Achievement at Level 2 provides a suitable foundation for further study within the sector, supporting progression on to other vocational qualifications at Level 3, such as the BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Health and Social Care.