Health and Social and Childcare
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|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
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
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 Ms R. Allen.
The GCSE in Health and Social Care is suitable for learners aged 14-16 who are interested in learning about the development and care of individuals throughout the life cycle from conception to later adulthood. The qualification enables learners to develop and demonstrate their knowledge, skills and understanding within the context of health and social care, and childcare.
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 students 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.
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.
Good progress is expected in year 10 and 11. Marks from both units are amalgamated at the end to form a final GCSE grade.
Contact: Ms R. Allen