Health and Social Care
AQA Health and Social Care GCSE: Single Award
WHAT is this subject about?
This course will provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge & understanding of the importance of health and social care values in the sector.
This qualification contains a range of optional specialist units, to accommodate a wide range of learners’ needs and interests. During this course you will have the opportunity to experience the vocational elements of the programme, developing skills and health and social care values that will help prepare you for the world of work.
Qualifications you have the opportunity to gain from this course are:
- GCSE Health and Social Care
WHY should I choose this subject?
This course will help you progress onto further courses and training and prepare you to enter the Health & Social care sector.
Future opportunities may be as an apprentice or in a supervised entry role, depending on specific job requirements and age restrictions. This qualification will provide you with a taste of what the health and social care sector is like, enabling you to make informed choices about your future career.
WHEN and HOW am I assessed?
The course is made up of two units
Unit 1: Understanding Personal Development and Relationships (48201)
Written Paper – 1 hour 15 mins – 70 marks – 40%
Stages of physical growth and intellectual/social/emotional development
Unit 2: Health, Social Care and Early Years Provision (48202)
Controlled internal assessment – 20 hours – 80 marks – 60%
Needs of client groups, access and barriers to provision, work roles.
WHICH subjects should I have an aptitude in?
There is no prior subject grade requirement required for this level of course, but it is advised for you to be working towards achieving a grade C in GCSE Maths and English.
WHERE could this subject take me in the future?
GCSE in Health and Social Care will support your progression into further education and prepare you to enter the workplace within the Health and Social Care sector. Typical employment opportunities may be as an apprentice or in a supervised entry role, depending on specific job requirements and age restrictions. This qualification provides you with a taste of what the health and social care sector is like, enabling you to make informed choices about your future career.