GCSE  Health and Social Care Introduction About 3 Million people work in health or social care and together these jobs account for nearly one in ten paid jobs in the UK. Demand for both health and social care is likely to rise so they will continue to play a key role in UK society, and the demand for people to fill these vital jobs will increase. How will I be assessed?
Year  Unit  Content  Assessment  % of grade 
Year 11  Unit 1:     Understanding personal development and relationships: 
  • 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. 
Exam – End of Year 11  40% 
Year 10    Unit 2:     Exploring Health, Social Care and Early years Provision. 
  • 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. 
Coursework – A case study of an individual and a local HSC service  60% 
   Skills/equipment required  Students will need to have good English skills due to the written demands of the course. The focus of this course is working with people in the three sectors (Health, Social Care, and Children and Young Peoples Sector), so good communication skill and confidence if essential. This course will prepare students for both working life and/or further academic success. It is a balance of work based skills and crucial learning and study skills, as the lessons comprise of a number of different activities.  What will I learn from this course? The course will provide a good foundation for anyone wanting to study Health and Social Care at Level 3 and complements other GCSE and A Level subjects including: Psychology, Sociology, Biology, Geography, History, Business Studies, Health and Social Care, English (Literature and Language), Media Studies, Religious Studies/Theology, Art/Photography, Modern Foreign Languages, PE/Sports Coaching and Law.  What careers can this subject lead to? Sociology is a recognised as a desirable subject for anyone wishing to enter into   careers such as: Childcare, Teacher (all subjects), Police officer, Nurse/Doctor/Midwife/Health professional, Marketing, Social Worker, Counsellor, Journalist, Lawyer, Criminologist, Psychologist, Public Relations, Human Resources, Prison Officer and University researcher/lecturer.  Useful resources for further information and revision materials:    http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/health-and-social-care-2009.html  http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/health-and-social-care-2009.coursematerials.html#filterQuery=Pearson-UK:Category%2FExam-materials  GCSE Health and Social Care – Edexcel Student Book Paperback  – by Mark Walsh  Edexcel GCSE Health and Social Care: Student Book (Edexcel GCSE Health & Social) by Ms Elizabeth Haworth and  Mr Andy Ashton     For further details please see the subject leader of Social Sciences Kate Barry K.Barry@hanhamwoods.academy       BTEC Level 2 Health and Social Care  Introduction    About 3 Million people work in health or social care and together these jobs account for nearly one in ten paid jobs in the UK. Demand for both health and social care is likely to rise so they will continue to play a key role in UK society, and the demand for people to fill these vital jobs will increase.  How will I be assessed?   
Year   Component  Content  Assessment  % of grade 
Year 10  Terms  1-3  Unit 1:     Human Lifespan and Development: 
  • Human growth and development across the life stages. 
  • Factors affecting growth and development. 
  • Different types of life events. 
  • Coping with the change caused by life events. 
 
Coursework – A case study of an individual  30% 
Year 10  Terms   4-5  Unit 2:     Health and Social Care Services and Values  
  • Health and Social Care services. 
  • Barriers to accessing services. 
  • Care Values. 
  • Reviewing own application of care values. 
 
Coursework – A case study of a local HSC service  30% 
Year 11    Unit 3:   Health and Wellbeing 
  • Factors affecting health and wellbeing. 
  • Interpreting health indicators (physiological and lifestyle). 
  • Person-centred health and wellbeing improvement plans. 
 
Controlled exam – 3 hours  40% 
  Skills/equipment required    Students will need to have good English skills due to the written demands of the course. The focus of this course is working with people in the three sectors (Health, Social Care, and Children and Young Peoples Sector), so good communication skill and confidence if essential. This course will prepare students for both working life and/or further academic success. It is a balance of work based skills and crucial learning and study skills, as the lessons comprise of a number of different activities.   What will I learn from this course?  The course will provide a good foundation for anyone wanting to study Health and Social Care at Level 3 and complements other GCSE and A Level subjects including: Psychology, Sociology, Biology, Geography, History, Business Studies, Health and Social Care, English (Literature and Language), Media Studies, Religious Studies/Theology, Art/Photography, Modern Foreign Languages, PE/Sports Coaching and Law.    What careers can this subject lead to?  Sociology is a recognised as a desirable subject for anyone wishing to enter into   careers such as: Childcare, Teacher (all subjects), Police officer, Nurse/Doctor/Midwife/Health professional, Marketing, Social Worker, Counsellor, Journalist, Lawyer, Criminologist, Psychologist, Public Relations, Human Resources, Prison Officer and University researcher/lecturer.    Useful resources for further information and revision materials:  http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-tech-awards/health-and-social-care.html  http://www.pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk/FEAndVocational/HealthAndSocialCare/BTEC/BTECTechAwardHealthandSocialCare/ISBN/Student%20Book/BTECLevel1Level2TechAwardinHealthandSocialCareStudentBook.aspx?_ga=2.3914224.1931009178.1498819033-1785940180.1441179878    For further details please see the Subject Leader of Social Sciences Kate Barry K.Barry@hanhamwoods.academy        [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]