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Year 10

 

WJEC GCSE Health and Social Care and Childcare

% of GCSE

Exam

Teaching times

Unit 1  Human growth, development and well-being

40%

1 hr 30 mins

Y10

Unit 2  Promoting and maintaining health and well being

 

60%

CA

Y11

 

Course Content and Assessment

In Year 10 all students will gain knowledge and understanding of the growth, development and well-being of individuals from conception to old age.  This includes study of physical, social emotional and intellectual health, the importance of active participation on health, public health and health promotion across the lifespan, and well-being, factors which affect health and well-being, the interdependence of physical and mental health and the tools available to support good mental health.  

Key points -Unit 1: Human growth, development and well-being Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes 40% of Single Award qualification 80 marks: 100 UMS An assessment (either taken on-screen or as a written paper), comprising of a range of question types to assess specification content related to human growth, development and well-being. All questions are compulsory

 In Year 11 students will study focus on learning about promoting and maintaining health and well-being.  Assessment will be by two controlled assessment tasks which pupils will research, plan and prepare for before completing the assessment. Students will investigate service provision for a chosen age group in one task and in the second they will carry out a health promotion campaign targeted at their peer group and based on a topic of their choosing.

Key points – Unit 2:  Promoting and maintaining health and well-being Non-exam assessment: approximately 25 hours 60% of Single Award qualification 120 marks:150 UMS

Task 1: Service Provision (approximately 10 hours) 40% of the marks within this unit are allocated to a service provision investigation which will assess the learner’s knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to health and social care, and childcare service provision locally and nationally.

Task 2: Health Promotion (approximately 15 hours) 60% of the marks within this unit are allocated to a task which assesses the learner’s knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to promoting and maintaining health and well-being.

Students will be required to work hard and be expected to show initiative throughout the course. Health is a fascinating and fast-moving area as new treatments, diseases and ways of providing care evolve.  If successful at Health and Social Care and Childcare GCSE students will be able to progress onto the Level 3 Health and Social Care course in the sixth form.

If you need any further information, please contact Mr D.R.Payne at the School.

Year 11

Summary:

Unit 1 Human Growth and Development (written examination) 40% – taught in Y10

Unit 2 Promoting and Developing Health and Well-being (controlled assessment) 60% – taught in Y11

In Year 11 students will complete Unit 2

Students will focus on learning about promoting and maintaining health and well-being.  Assessment will be by two controlled assessment tasks which pupils will research, plan and prepare, before completing the assessment. Students will investigate service provision for a chosen age group in one task and in the second they will carry out a health promotion campaign targeted at their peer group and based on a topic of their choosing.

  • Task 1: Service Provision (approximately 10 hours) 40% of the marks within this unit are allocated to a service provision investigation which will assess the learner’s knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to health and social care, and childcare service provision locally and nationally.
  • Task 2: Health Promotion (approximately 15 hours) 60% of the marks within this unit are allocated to a task which assesses the learner’s knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to promoting and maintaining health and well-being.

Pupils will be required to work hard and be expected to show initiative throughout the course. Health is a fascinating and fast-moving area as new treatments, diseases and ways of providing care evolve.  If successful at Health and Social Care and Childcare GCSE pupils will be able to progress onto the Level 3 Health and Social Care course in the sixth form.

Good progress is expected in year 10 and 11.  Marks from both units are amalgamated at the end to form a final GCSE grade.

WJEC GCSE Health and Social Care Changes 2021 resulting from the Covid 19 lockdown

Task 1 from Unit 2 will be removed to shorten the assessment time from the controlled assessment. You teacher will provide you with more details.