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Health & Social – curriculum page

CN Health & Social – Mrs Holding & Miss Dawe

The Cambridge National in Health and Social Care is a vocationally-related qualification which will equip students with a sound, specialist knowledge along with skills for everyday use. The assessment methods reflect the variety of skills studied and support many progression routes into the world of work in a Health, Social Care or Early Years setting. Topics studied include essential values of care, communication, creative activities and body systems. The course is assessed by 75% coursework and 25% examination and is worth one GCSE. Grades awarded are equivalent to C, B, A and A* at GCSE.

STANDARD GCSE

2×1 Hour lessons per week
Yr 9- Introduction to health, social care and early years followed by the start of your coursework units; communication in health, social care and early years and creative activities in health, social care and early years
Yr 10- Continue with creative activities in health, social care and early years and then exam revision for ‘essential values of care.’ Completion of the exam.
Yr 11- Understanding body systems and disorders

FASTTRACK GCSE

3 x 1 Hour lessons per week
Yr 9- Introduction to health, social care and early years followed by the start of your coursework units; communication in health, social care and early years and creative activities in health, social care and early years
Yr 10- Finish creative activities in health, social care and early years and start understanding body systems and disorders, followed by exam revision for ‘essential values of care.’ Completion of the exam.

HOW WILL MY WORK BE ASSESSED?

You will complete three units in total. Each unit is worth 25% of your overall GCSE grade and will require you to complete coursework under examination conditions. Your coursework is produced in a variety of ways; posters, assignments, PowerPoint presentations, booklets and leaflets are common methods used. Each piece of coursework is internally marked by your teachers and you will be awarded a grade for each completed piece. These grades will count towards your overall GCSE grade. The final 25% of your GCSE grade comes from your exam. This will be sat in year 10 and is marked externally by the awarding body.

WHO CAN I SPEAK TO FOR MORE INFORMATION?

For more information about Health and Social Care please speak to Mrs Holding – Teacher of Health and Social Care/Early Years.