Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care

Department staff:

Mrs S F Warren: Subject Leader: Health and Social Care

Mrs J E Burns

Mrs L Hopson: House Tutor Leader

Mrs B C Lunn

Mrs K Thompson

Mrs E Wright

Key Stage 4: Health and Social Care

GCSE Single Health and Social Care

Overview of the course

You will learn about human growth and development through a study of the life stages; infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood and later adulthood. You will study the care needs of each of these groups and the needs of the disabled. You will also study relationships such as marriage, parenthood and friendships. The Controlled Assessment is based on the care needs of one client in one setting. It will be completed in Year 10. New questions are set by the examination board each year.

Assessment details

60% Controlled Assessment 40% Examination

Examination board: Edexcel (Ends July 2018)

GCSE Double Health and Social Care

Overview of the course

Students who choose ‘Double’ Health and Social Care must also study ‘Single’ Health and Social Care. Therefore you gain two GCSE qualifications at the end of Year 11. In Double H&SC you will learn about keeping yourself and others healthy. You study BMI, cholesterol levels and blood pressure. You will learn about the effects of diet, exercise and drugs on the body. You will look at different health promotion materials to see how effective they are. You will learn about the ethical principles practitioners must implement when working with service users or clients. The controlled assessment will be completed in the spring term of year 11. New questions are set by the examination board each year.

Assessment details

60% Controlled Assessment 40% Examination

Examination board: Edexcel (Ends July 2018)

Useful Subject Links:

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/health-and-social-care-2009.html

www.nhs.uk/pages/home.aspx