Health and Social Care

Head of Department: Mrs Vicky Mooney
Email: Vmooney@olsj.blackburn.sch.uk

How students are assessed

Year 9: Project work

Year 10: Coursework – 6 assignments over two units

Year 11: PPE exam (1 hour) in November and BTEC Exam (1 hour) in January for one unit.
Coursework – 2 assignments for one unit

Guidance for pupils

Homework: Research for Coursework, BTEC exam questions

Independent Learning: Assertive Mentoring (KS4), Research, Project Work, Educational Offsite Visits and Guest Speakers

Revision & Resources: 1:1 Interventions,Revision Packs Provided, Walking Talking Mock exams, After School Revision Sessions. Example pieces of coursework.

How parents can help

  • Support homework, provide opportunities to discuss relevant topics, research tasks and Educational Visits.
  • Support for attendance at After School Revision Sessions.
  • Support in Purchasing Revision Material.
  • Testing pupils knowledge during exam period.
  • Time to complete coursework.