Health and Social Care consists of four units which are covered over the two year period. It is a double award which means that at the end of the two year course the pupil will gain two GCSE’S

The following information is a broad outline of the topics covered in each unit.

 

Unit 1: Understanding Personal Development and Relationships

•    Life stages and aspects of development
•    Life events
•    Sources of support
•    Relationships
•    Effects of neglect and abuse
•    Coping with life events

Written Paper - 1 hour 15 mins - 70 marks - 40%

Stages of physical growth and intellectual/social/emotional development

External examination

 

Unit 2: Health, Social Care and Early Years Provision

•    Access to services and barriers
•    Needs of a client
•    National and Local framework NHS
•    Job Roles and Skills and qualities
•    Principles of care

Controlled internal assessment - 20 hours - 80 marks - 60%

Needs of client groups, access and barriers to provision, work roles

 

Unit 3: The Nature of Health and Well-Being

•    Definitions of health and well being
•    Factors affecting health  diet
•    Factors affecting health exercise
•    Factors affecting health substance use
•    Factors affecting health unprotected sex
•    Factors affecting health genetically inherited disease
•    Factors affecting health Social factors
•    Factors affecting health environmental factor

Written Paper - 1 hour 15 mins - 70 marks - 20%

Definitions, common positive and negative factors

External examination

 

Unit 4: Promoting Health and Well-Being

•    Planning and researching three areas of improvement
•    Planning and carrying out three areas of improvement
•    Evaluation of the three areas of improvement

Controlled internal assessment - 20 hours - 80 marks - 30%

Measurements of health and well-being; promotion and support for improvement

 

 

2015 Exam Results:  A*-C 87%

 

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