Faculty Leader: Mr S King Tutor / Assessor:  Mrs M Mander


Science Curriculum Statement 

Our Science curriculum at Madeley School is underpinned by our core values of: 

  • Pride and respect
  • Confidence
  • Resilience
  • Aspiration
  • Positivity
  • Enjoyment
  • Politeness

Science Curriculum Intent 

Science is the subject of discovery, innovation and creativity.  Discovery of how the world works, our place, impact, role and the responsibilities we have in society. To explore how scientific ideas develop and how we learn by experimentation in order to innovate the technology of the future. We are committed to providing a stimulating, engaging and intellectually challenging learning environment to enable all our students to develop scientific consciousness, from the nanoscale to the intergalactic.

Science Curriculum Principles:

  • To stimulate and develop our students’ interest and enjoyment of Science
  • To enable our students to develop their scientific knowledge and understanding, and to apply this to new situations
  • To ensure that our students develop their Science skills which will allow them to explore the world of Science and communicate their ideas
  • To encourage our students to understand the role of Science in solving problems and to encourage them to use scientific enquiry and problem solving skills
  • To ensure that our students develop their awareness of the importance of Science in everyday life and appreciate the contribution that Science makes to society, and to moral and ethical issues
  • To provide careers information, education and guidance to motivate our students to become the scientists and engineers of tomorrow 

Health & Social Care Course Structure 

What course will I follow:

BTEC Tech Award in Health and Social Care Level 1 & 2, an NVQ portfolio style course equivalent to a full GCSE, including progress 8 points.


What will I study?

The Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care is for learners who wish to acquire knowledge, understanding and skills through vocational contexts as part of their key stage 4 learning.

The qualification covers:

Sector specific knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment.

Knowledge which underpins the effective use of skills, processes and attitudes, including human growth and development, health and social care service, and factors effecting people’s health and wellbeing

This qualification builds on and uses knowledge and skills you are learning in your GCSE’s, such as English. It will complement the more theoretical aspects covered by GCSE Biology or GCSE Psychology by allowing you to apply your knowledge and skills practically in a vocational context. 


Heath and Social Care Learning Journey here


Additional Information

Moderator: Externally by the Exam Board

NVQ style Portfolio of Evidence

Level 1 = 4-1 GCSE

Level 2 = 9-4 GCSE

The qualification is divided into three components as follows:

  • Human Lifespan and Development – (PSA – Pearson set assignment - internal)
  • Health and Social Care Services and Values- (PSA – Pearson set assignment - internal)
  • Health and Wellbeing- external exam


Careers Information
Useful information on Science careers can be found using the links below.