Health & Social Care

This double award prepares pupils who may wish to have a career in the health and social care industry, or in early years setting (e.g. a nursery).

The course covers 4 compulsory units:

  • Health, social care and early years provision (coursework).
  • Promoting health and well being (coursework).
  • Understanding personal development and relationships (external examination).
  • Safeguarding and protecting individuals (external examination).

How will the work be assessed?

  • Controlled assessment will account for 60% of the final award and external examinations account for 40% of the final award.
  • Two units will be assessed through controlled assessment, each worth 30% of the overall award.
  • Two units will be assessed by external examination, each worth 20% of the final award.

Are there different levels of entry?

There is one tier of entry offering the full range of grades A*-G.

Reminder

It is essential that candidates who opt for this course organise at least one week of their Year 10 work experience in an appropriate health, social care or early years setting.