Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care students

Health and Social Care is offered as one of our GCSE option subjects. It is a useful course to study if you intend working in health, social work or childcare, post 16 but is also of interest to those who are interested in child development. It is a course that is open to all. To gain the higher grades students must be committed to working extensively outside of lesson time.

Course Outline

The course followed is the OCR Cambridge National Certificate Level 2, which has equivalence with GCSE.

Qualification Cambridge National Certificate level 2
Board OCR
Syllabus number J811
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Assessment details: 75% coursework
25% terminal exam
Coursework details There are 3 pieces of coursework, each worth 25% of the marks

  1. Communication
  2. Life stages
  3. First Aid
Recommended coursebook and revision guides There is no suitable guide available.
Health and Social Care students

The department has an outstanding record in ensuring that all students make excellent progress. The coursework element is demanding and is completed in lesson time throughout Years 10 and 11 and in extra-curricular sessions. There is extensive use of ICT to support research and learning.

Other experiences

Students will have the opportunity to practise their communication skills in practical lessons throughout the course to help develop confidence and competence.

Ofsted Outstanding School
Peak 11
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