If you are interested in working with people, or want to care for and help others this may be the course for you. Our GCSE course gives you the background knowledge and skills needed by anyone considering a career in the health or social care sector.
§ actively engage in the processes of health and social care to develop as an effective and independent learner;
§ understand aspects of personal development, and the health, social care and early years sectors, through investigation and evaluation of a range of services and organisations;
§ develop a critical and analytical approach to problem-solving within the health, social care and early years sectors;
§ examine issues which affect the nature and quality of human life, including an appreciation of diversity and cultural issues;
§ develop an awareness of the influences on an individual’s health and wellbeing.
What will I learn?
GCSE in Health and Social Care introduces students to a wide variety of work in evaluating a range of health and social care services and organisations, increasing their knowledge and developing awareness of influences on an individual’s health and well-being and examining the influences on individual development. The qualification is divided into the following two units.
Unit 1 – Understanding Personal Development and Relationships
This unit helps you understand how people grow and develop, as well as the personal relationships people have during their lives. You will look at how people progress from birth right through to later adulthood. This knowledge will help you to understand others and help you understand yourself.
Unit 2 – Exploring Health, Social Care and Early Years Provision
This unit is based on an investigation into the needs of one person and how health, social care and early years organisations meet those needs. You will select the person you study and conduct all the research yourself.
How will I be assessed?
Unit 1 – 1h and 15m Examination Paper (40%)
Unit 2 – Coursework (60%)