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Health and Social Care

Exam Board - Edexcel (year 9) OCR (year 11)

Introduction

The health and social care department currently offer GCSE and BTEC courses across KS3, KS4 and KS5. 

• Year 9: BTEC level 2 health and social care (Edexcel)
• Year 11: GCSE health and social care (OCR) 
• Post-16: BTEC level 3 health and social care (Edexcel)

Year 9 - 11

Current year 9 students on the BTEC level 2 course:

Year 9
Throughout year 9 students will learn the skills required to complete level 2 controlled assessment. This will prepare them for their controlled assessment in year 10. Key areas covered are:

• Plagiarism
• Independent research
• Team work
• Negotiation and debate
• Oracy skills
• Data analysis
• Mindfulness

Year 10
Throughout year 10 students complete the controlled assessment component of the course. This accounts for 60% of their overall BTEC qualification and is completed entirely under supervised conditions.

Year 11
Throughout year 11 students complete the examination component of the course. This accounts for 40% of their overall GCSE and takes place in the summer examination period. The exam is three hours long and marked out of 60.

Years 10-11

Current year 11 students on the GCSE course:

Throughout year 10 students complete the controlled assessment component of the course. This accounts for 60% of their overall GCSE and is completed entirely under supervised conditions. Students select a service, either Baby Moonbeams Nursery or Regis Manor Primary School, and focus all of their controlled assessment around this. Topics covered include:

• Meeting needs
• Informal carers
• Equality of care
• Communication skills
• Qualifications
• Legislation
• Skills and qualities

Throughout year 11 students complete the examination component of the course. This accounts for 40% of their overall GCSE and takes place in the summer examination period. The exam is one hour long and marked out of 60. Topics covered include:

• Human lifespan and development
• Factors affecting human development
• Self-concept and relationships
• Life changes and sources of support

Sixth Form

BTEC level 3 health and social care is a two year course involving a combination of coursework, examination and work placement units. This course prepares students for work in the health and social care sector or further study at university level. A total of 13 topics are covered including:

• Human lifespan and development
• Working in health and social care
• Anatomy and physiology for health and social care
• Enquiries into current research in health and social care
• Meeting individual care and support needs
• Work experience in health and social care
• Principles of safe practice in health and social care settings
• Assessing children's development support needs
• Promoting public health
• Nutritional health
• Psychological perspectives
• Sociological perspectives
• Physiological disorders and their care

Website Links

OCR Health and Social Care

Pearson Health and Social Care

Pearson Health and Social Care