Health and Social Care

You will be learning about: 

You will take part in 3 components. 2 will be coursework based and 1 will be an external assessment which is set by Edexcel. Units include: 

Human Lifespan and development (controlled assessment)  

This looks into how we develop through the life stages and what we experience at each stage and this will be internally assessed through coursework and case studies.  

Health and wellbeing (synoptic assessment)  

You will study the factors that affect health and wellbeing, like diet, drugs, alcohol and smoking. They will look at case studies and design an improvement plan which will help individuals.  

Health and social care services and values (controlled assessment)  

You will learn about the principles and values used in health and social care. We look at the barriers that face individuals receiving care and try to come up with ways to help remove these barriers in order to ensure that everyone receives high quality care.  

How will this subject help me in the future?  

Health and social care is a good subject to take if you are organised, can work to deadlines and are enthusiastic about a career in the health services. This subject leads well in the college courses and into further education. It will suit you if you are interested in or looking at professions such as nurses, care workers, midwifes, teachers, social workers, working with disabilities or in a child care. 

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