Grade Booster BTEC National Health & Social Care Unit 1 Human Lifespan Development

This self-paced online course is specifically designed to support students as they finalise their studies leading to the BTEC National Health & Social Care Unit 1 exam in 2023. The course is designed and delivered by experienced BTEC National Health & Social Care teachers and examiners.

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  • 10-20 hours learning time
  • 77 videos, resources and activities

About this course

Who it's for

All students taking BTEC National Health & Social Care Unit 1

Course series

Grade Booster

Course outline

In this section, we introduce you to the Grade Booster content and show you how to get the most out of the course. We also provide an overview of the structure of the unit and the exam paper, together with what can be learned from the 2022 Lead Examiner Reports.

  • Welcome to the Unit 1 Grade Booster
  • Exam Structure
  • Learning from Examiner Reports
  • Summary of Unit 1 Basics

Test yourself by working through these interactive videos, covering all four topics in Learning Outcome A.

  • Unit 1 A1 Physical Development - MCQ Activity
  • Unit 1 A1 Physical Development - Infancy & Early Childhood - Categorise Activity
  • Unit A1 Physical Development - Adolescence - Match Up Activity
  • Unit 1 A1 Physical Development - Middle & Later Adulthood - Categorise Activity
  • Unit 1 A2 Intellectual Development - MCQ Activity
  • Unit 1 A2 Intellectual Development - Connection Wall Activity
  • Unit 1 A2 Intellectual Development - Impossible 5 Activity
  • Unit 1 A3 Emotional Development - MCQ Activity
  • Unit 1 A1 Physical & A3 Emotional Development - Categorise Activity
  • Unit 1 Human Growth and Development - Impossible 5 Activity
  • Unit 1 A3 Emotional Development - Attachment - Match Up Activity
  • Unit 1 A3 Emotional Development - Key Terms - Match Up Activity
  • Unit 1 A4 Social Development - MCQ Activity
  • Unit 1 A4 Social Development - Connection Wall Activity

In this section we will look at the use of command words and the different question types found in the exam.

  • Command Words and Question Types
  • Identify and State Questions
  • Data Interpretation Questions
  • Recap of One and Two Mark Questions
  • Four Mark Question Types
  • Six Mark Question Types
  • Recap of Four and Six Mark Questions
  • Ten Mark Question Skills
  • 'Evaluate' Questions
  • 'To What Extent' Questions
  • Recap of Ten Mark Questions

Test yourself by working through these interactive videos, covering all six topics in Learning Outcome B.

  • Unit 1 B1 The nature/nurture debate - MCQ Activity
  • Unit 1 B1 The nature/nurture debate - File Away Activity
  • Unit 1 B2 Genetic factors that affect development - MCQ Activity
  • Unit 1 B2 Genetic factors that affect development - Clear the Deck Activity
  • Unit 1 B3 Environmental factors that affect development - MCQ Activity
  • Unit 1 B3 Environmental factors that affect development - Categorise Activity
  • Unit 1 B4 Social factors that affect development - MCQ Activity
  • Unit 1 B4 Social factors that affect development - Categorise Activity
  • Unit 1 B5 Economic factors that affect development - MCQ Activity
  • Unit 1 B5 Economic factors that affect development - Clear the Deck Activity
  • Unit 1 Factors that affect development - Clear the Deck Activity
  • Unit 1 B6 Major life events that affect development - MCQ Activity
  • Unit 1 B6 Major life events that can affect development - Categorise Activity
  • Unit 1 Factors that affect development - Impossible 5 Activity

In this section we will go into greater depth on how to excel at answering the different exam question types, with lots of practice on improving answers.

  • One and Two Mark Assessment Practice
  • Four Mark Assessment Practice
  • Six Mark Assessment Practice
  • Ten Mark Assessment Practice

Test yourself by working through these interactive videos, covering all three topics in Learning Outcome C.

  • Unit 1 C1 The physical changes of ageing - MCQ Activity
  • Unit 1 C1 The physical changes of ageing - Clear the Deck Activity
  • Unit 1 C1 The physical changes of ageing - File Away Activity
  • Unit 1 C2 The psychological changes of ageing - MCQ Activity
  • Unit 1 C2 The psychological changes of ageing - Connection Wall Activity
  • Unit 1 C2 The psychological changes of ageing - Categorise Activity
  • Unit 1 C3 The societal effects of an ageing population - Categorise Activity
  • Unit 1 C3 The societal effects of an ageing population - File Away Activity
  • Unit 1 Effects of ageing - Impossible 5 Activity

Hosts

  • Liz Blamire

    Liz is a former NHS midwife, who has worked in community, birth centre and acute hospital settings. Liz is an SSAT Accredited Lead Practitioner, who has taught Health and Social Care in FE and secondary schools, where she was a successful HOD. Liz is an experienced senior examiner and author and is the current tutor2u subject lead for Health and Social Care.

  • Lana Carlson

    Lana is an experienced HOD, Lead IV and has taught Health & Social Care for 13 years in secondary schools. She is an experienced examiner and has a BSC (Hons) Degree in Health and Social Care Management and PGCE in Health and Social Care.

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  • 10-20 hours learning time
  • 77 videos, interactive resources and activities
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