Health and Social Care
Key Stage 4
Exam Board: AQA
During Year 10 students study Unit 1, Understanding Personal Development and Relationships which is 40% of the GCSE with an examination at the end of Year 11. Students will learn about the stages and pattern of human growth and development, the different factors that can affect human growth and development, the development of self-concept and personal relationships, major life changes and how people deal with them and the role of relationships in personal development.
In Year 11 students study Unit 2, Health, Social Care and Early Years Provision which is 60% Coursework. Students study a range of topics including the range of care needs of major client groups, the types of service that exist to meet client group needs and how they are developed and organised, local and national partnership working to ensure the integration of services, the ways people can obtain care services and the barriers that can prevent people from gaining access to services, the main work roles and skills of people who provide health, social care and early years care and education services and the principles of care that underpin all care work with clients.