Health & Social Care

Key Stage

4

Qualification

Cambridge National

Board

OCR

Additional

Valid for

2018 - 2019

Contact

Ms

A

Leach

Faculty

Humanities

Course Content & Assessment

<p><span style="font-family:times;">At Key Stage 4 the students will study for a Cambridge Nationals in Health and Social Care. The qualification will equip learners with sound specialist knowledge and skills for everyday use. They will also challenge all learners, including high attaining learners, by introducing them to demanding material and skills; encouraging independence and creativity; providing tasks that engage with the most taxing aspects of the National Curriculum (including Values of Care and the current legislation requirements and the importance of softer skills such as communication skills to ensure individuals right to independence and dignity).Topic areas they will study are:&bull; Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings &bull; Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years settings &bull; Understanding body systems and disorders &bull; Understanding the development and protection of young children in an early years settingSubject InformationThe OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Health and Social Care is a new course recently introduced at Key Stage 4. It consists of two mandatory units and two optional units.Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings - This mandatory unit focuses on the rights of individuals and will instil the values of care to be used when working in a health, social care or early years environment.Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years settings - This unit will provide learners with the underpinning knowledge and understanding of how to communicate effectively and what personal qualities will contribute to the creation of a caring environment when working with individuals in a health, social care and early years setting.Understanding body systems and disorders - This unit will provide learners with the underpinning knowledge and understanding of three major body systems: respiratory, digestive and cardiovascular.Understanding the development and protection of young children in an early years setting - This unit aims to provide learners with a key understanding of the physical, intellectual, language, emotional and social development of 0&ndash;5 year olds in an early years setting. It will enable learners to understand the importance of promoting a safe environment when working with children in which they are looked after and understand the areas of risk that can endanger children&rsquo;s lives in an early years setting.AssessmentEssential values of care for use with individuals in care settings &ndash; 1 hour Written paper (Externally marked) Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years settings - Centre assessed tasks (Internally marked)Understanding body systems and disorders - Centre assessed tasks (Internally marked)Understanding the development and protection of young children in an early years setting - Centre assessed tasks (Internally marked)</span></p>

I chose Health and Social Care because I wanted a career in nursing. I enjoy doing this subject because you learn about how people are cared for, and it was interesting learning about how people develop and the effects different things have on their lives. After GCSE I plan to take Health and Social Care for A level to learn more and continue towards my career choice. Hannah Knape - York House

Entry Criteria & Progression

To study this subject at A-Level:
Route A: OCR National Merit Grade in Health & Social Care Route B: GCSE Grade 5 in English Language

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