Health and Social Care is delivered through work-related contexts, allowing students to develop an understanding of the diverse and complex nature of the Health and Social Care sector.
Key Stage 4 GCSE is offered over a two year course. It comprises of 2 units of work:
- Unit 1 – Understanding personal development and relationships
- Unit 2 – Exploring health, social care and early years provision
The method of assessment for unit 1 is a written examination of 75 minutes. Unit 2 is the production of a controlled assessment portfolio under controlled conditions.
It is expected, and necessary for success, that research for unit 2 is carried out in the students own time.