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Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3 at Dormers Wells High School

Course description

The course is exam and coursework based. There are in total 12 units which students must complete. Students must pass all 12 units to achieve a qualification. There are
three exams and one research project which is assess by an external examiner. Out of the 12 units, eight units are assessed through a portfolio of evidence. Each unit can be
credited at Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* Level.

Entry requirements

A combination of 9 for English and Maths (minimum of grade 4 in either) and three further A*-C GCSE passes. A grade of ‘Merit Merit’ is required if progressing from Level 2 to Level 3 BTEC Health and Social Care.

Future opportunities

This course readily enables progression to Higher Education in health, social care and early years. It provides an excellent foundation for those seeking employment
in a wide range of careers such as nursing/ health visitor, social work, occupational therapy, social administration, physiotherapy and teaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dormers Wells High School directly.

Last updated date: 06 December 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
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    • Our vision is to empower students so that they are able to take control of their own future and have enhanced life chances as a result of learning with us. We have very high expectations for the achievement of all of our students at Dormers Wells High School. Our latest Ofsted report validates this sentiment with the school continuing to be judged as securely Good.

      However, the real measurement of a school is not in its building or resources. It is about the strength and effectiveness of the people who belong to its community. Our 2015 Ofsted inspection stated students are proud of their school. At the heart of everything we do are our students. Our curriculum is student-centred and we aim for their education to be inspiring, stimulating and challenging.  

      Our staff members, both teaching and support, are a dedicated and highly professional team with a genuine interest in the psychological and physical well-being, and development of each and every student. Our pastoral care systems ensure that the students are provided with every opportunity to realise their full potential. It is well known that the staff, students and parents of DWHS work in close partnership to ensure that all the necessary ingredients are in place to meet individual needs.