Care Department, George Salter Academy, West Bromwich, Sandwell

George Salter Academy

George Salter Academy in West Bromwich, Sandwell, is a mixed comprehensive school for 11 to 16 year olds.

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The Care department consists of a team of dedicated teachers who have a committed approach to ensure that our students achieve their full potential. We teach Health and Social Care and Child Development in KS4 and KS5.

The diverse background of the teachers ensures students are stretched and challenged within their chosen area. We provide specialist training support such as first aid courses, access to a varied placement program in Care homes, primary schools and nurseries.

This is an exciting time for the Care department as it grows and offers further courses to meet the needs of all students – come and see us!!


Study Support

The department offers a wide range of opportunities in order for all students to engage actively and fulfil their potential within the subject areas at all key stages. There are after school clubs, Saturday booster sessions and holiday sessions.

What the students say about the department

"The teachers really care about what we do"

"The department is well organised, and, as students we know what grade we are working at and what to do to improve that grade to reach our potential"

"Teachers are friendly and I am never afraid to ask for help"

"I really enjoy the theory lessons and learning about how the development of a child changes with age."


Student destinations

Faiza Sultana - BTEC CPLD/BTEC Applied Science/A2 Health & Social Care
Now studying: Childhood Studies @ Wolverhampton University

Amy Atherton - A2 English Lit./A2 Psychology/A2 Health & Social Care
Now studying: Primary Teaching @ Worchester University

Fauuziyah Begum - BTEC Applied Science/A2 Psychology/A2 Health & Social Care
Now studying: Psychology @ BCU

Majeha Begum - A2 English Lit./A2 Psychology/A2 Health & Social Care
Now studying: Social Care and Health Studies @ Wolverhampton University


Mrs. C Birch, email:


Key Stage 3 (Years 7 and 8)

Not offered at Key Stage 3 level.

Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 and 11)

Year 9

In Year 9 we introduce students to the main themes in either Health and Social Care or Child Development. We focus on the taught elements of the course building up students’ knowledge through experience and applying to the real world.

We find this gives them a good basis and grounding for the coursework which makes up the majority of each course.

Year 10

Students begin to work on their portfolios of work, putting together evidence of their competencies within each skill. Teachers support the students and there are laptops available within the department for students to write up their work.

Year 11

Students complete all coursework units by December so they can focus fully on revision of the taught content introduced to them in Year 9 for their final exam.


Health & Social Care: Key Stage 4 Cambridge Nationals are offered to our students and this is studied over 3 years comprising of 3 units of work and 1 external exam.

Child Development: Key Stage 4 GCSE OCR Child Development is offered as an option choice and this comprises of 1 individual study, 3 x resource tasks and 1 external exam.


Exam results 2015 2016 2017
GCSE Child Development 50% A*-C 73% A*-C 66% L2P-L2D
100% L1P-L2D
OCR Nationals Health & Social Care Level 2 69% A*-C 43% A*-C 93.3% A*-C
100% A-G
Table of Child Development & Health & Social Care exam results 2015 - 2017


Key Stage 5 / Post 16


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