Health and Social Care

GCSE Health and Social Care is taught as a single award, covering two units. Unit 1 explores growth, development and relationships and the consequences of these on physical, intellectual, emotional and social development during the six life stages. Unit 2 involves a controlled assessment based upon the provision of care. The course prepares students for a pathway into the care professions, leading on to Level 2 Health and Social Care and Level 2/3 Child Care, initially; then directly into the workplace or degree level studies in health, social care and education.

Title

Exam board

Exam code

Content

GCSE in Health and Social Care

Edexcel

5HS01

Year 10

Term 1

Human growth and development

Controlled assessment- care needs of major client groups

Term 2

Factors affecting human growth and development

Controlled assessment – services and barriers in health and early years

Term 3

Factors affecting human growth and development

Controlled assessment – services provided

Year 11

Term 1

Effects of relationships on personal growth and development.

Controlled assessment – workers in the sector

Term 2

The effects of life events on personal development

Controlled assessment- care values

Link to specification: http://www.edexcel.com/migrationdocuments/GCSE%20New%20GCSE/UG029965_GCSE_in_Health_and_Social_Care_Spec.pdf