Health and Social Care

GCSE Health and Social Care

This course is assessed in two ways:

Unit 1

Understanding Personal Development and Relationships

Overview of content

This unit contains the following four topics:

Human growth and development

Factors affecting human growth and development

Effects of relationships on personal growth and development

The effect of life events on personal development.

 

Overview of assessment

This unit is assessed through a 1-hour and 15-minute written examination paper which has a

total of 70 marks.

The paper consists of 15 multiple-choice questions and a series of questions based on case

studies and short scenarios.

Unit 2

Exploring Health, Social Care and Early Years Provision

Overview of content

This unit contains the following five topics:

The range of care needs of major client groups

How health care, social care and early years services are accessed and the barriers to access

How health, social care and early years services are provided

Workers in health, social care and early years

Care values which underpin service provider interaction.

 

Overview of assessment

This unit is internally assessed through an Edexcel-set task to be completed under controlled

conditions.

It will be internally assessed and externally moderated and is marked out of 50.

 

Key Stage 5

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care

This is a two Year course which will enable students to progress into the workforce either directly or via study at a higher level. It is equivalent to one A level.

4 unit of work will be studied;

  • Unit 1 Human Lifespan Development which is externally assessed through a written examination.

  • Unit 2 Working in health and Social Care which is externally assessed through a written examination

  • Unit 5 Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs which is assessed through an assignment brief and marked

Internally

  • The fourth unit is an optional unit which will be chosen in the year of study and again this will be assessed through an assignment brief and marked internally.