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Health & Social Care

GCSE Health and Social Care

A GCSE in Health and Social Care is a work related subject that gives students a valuable insight into health, social care and early years services and provides an excellent progression route into further education and work in Health and Social Care.

The course is made up of two units:

The first unit is entitled ‘Health and Social Care and Early Years Provision’.  This is the controlled assessment element of the course and is worth 60% of the qualification.  Students learn about health, social care and early years services and how they meet the needs of the people who use them.  Students learn about a range of job roles and the skills and qualities and qualifications needed to do these jobs.   A service is then chosen by the students which they study in detail and produce their controlled assessment based on this service.

The second unit is entitled ‘Understanding Personal Development and Relationships’.  Students will learn about the process of growth and development throughout life and the different factors that affect  relationships as well as development.  This unit is assessed through a written exam and is worth 40% of the qualification.