Mrs Lisa Whitworth
What do students study?
Health & Social Care GCSE is a course with a very practical approach. Students will learn:
- How people change and develop throughout their life from birth to old age
- How we develop our sense of self and our relationships with others
- How events in our lives can change the way we are
- Where people can for support when in need of help
- What peoples’ needs are through different stages of their life
- The types of jobs available in Health, Social Care and Early Years Services
The course is divided into two units:
Unit 1: Understanding personal development and relationships
Unit 2: Health, Social Care and Early Years Provision
We use guest speakers and visitors, wherever possible, to give you a taste of how Health and Social Care is used in day to day life. This may be a visit from a Health Visitor, Nurse or Social Worker. Where possible, the teaching is related to real life situations which ensures that the learning is both relevant and interesting.
How are students assessed?
The examination board is AQA.
Unit 1 of the course is assessed by way of an external examination at the end of Year 11 and counts for 40% of the final grade.
For Unit 2 of the course, students are required to produce a portfolio of two assignments which makes up 60% of the final grade.
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