Curriculum - Health & Social Care

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Health & Social Care
     
HT1HT2HT3HT4HT5HT6
Y10Coursework (all Controlled Assessment) Research Clients' NeedsServices and Local and National PartnershipsAccess to Services and BarriersInterpretation and Evaluation of Clients' NeedsProfessionals in Health and Social CarePrinciples of Care and Codes of Practice
Y11Stages of Human Growth and DevelopmentContinue with: Stages of Human Growth and DevelopmentFactors Affecting Growth and DevelopmentSelf Concept and Personal RelationshipsMajor Life ChangesFormal and Informal Carers Revision
Y12Unit 1: Effective Care and Communication Unit 2: Understanding Health Conditions and Patient Care PathwaysUnit 1: Effective Care and Communication Unit 2: Understanding Health Conditions and Patient Care PathwaysUnit 1: Effective Care and Communication Unit 2: Understanding Health Conditions and Patient Care PathwaysUnit 4: Educating Children and Young People Unit 3: Life as a ChallengeUnit 4: Educating Children and Young People Unit 3: Life as a ChallengeUnit 4: Educating Children and Young People Unit 3: Life as a Challenge Revision
Y13Unit 6: Practitioner Roles Unit 10: Diagnosis, Treatment and Preventative StrategiesUnit 6: Practitioner Roles Unit 10: Diagnosis, Treatment and Preventative StrategiesUnit 6: Practitioner Roles Unit 10: Diagnosis, Treatment and Preventative StrategiesUnit 9: Understanding Mental Disorders Unit 7: Food and FitnessUnit 9: Understanding Mental Disorders Unit 7: Food and FitnessUnit 9: Understanding Mental Disorders Unit 7: Food and Fitness Revision

OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Health and Social Care – Single and Double Award

OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Health and Social Care can be taken as a single or double award. The course is graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction. The single award is equivalent to one A-Level and the double award is equivalent to two A-Levels.  It has been designed to provide students with knowledge and understanding of this vocational area. The course allows pupils to:

  • Develop and sustain an interest in health, early years care and education, social care community and issues affecting care sectors
  • Acquire knowledge and understanding of health, early years care and education and issues affecting the health and social care sector
  • Develop skills that will enable them to make an effective contribution to the care sector including skills and research, evaluation and problem solving in a work-related context. Apply knowledge, understanding and skills prepare for further study and training.

Course Content
The double award is the equivalent of 2 A Levels. The single award course is equivalent to 1 A Level. The single award consists of 6 compulsory and optional units.

Year 12 Single Award: Students study six units. Three of the units are externally examined; two are portfolio units which are internally assessed. Examinations consist of structured questions.

Year 13: Students study a further three units to complete the double award. One of the units is externally examined; two are portfolio units which are internally assessed. Examinations are between 1hr 30 minutes and 2 hours and consist of structured questions. The broad spectrum of topics covered gives students the opportunity to focus on a specific pathway, i.e. in health, social care, children and young people.

Entrance Requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade C or above. GCSE Health and Social Care is not a pre-requisite for this course, but students should have passed a GCSE Science subject at least a grade C.

Will I Be Assessed?

Assessment is either by external examination or portfolio work. Examinations are in February and June and marked by OCR. Portfolio work is marked by the school and moderated by OCR. All portfolio work must be completed before the internal moderation dates (these will be set throughout the course after discussion with the external moderator). The qualification allows for a number of progression routes i.e. to further or higher education, training or employment.

Degree courses students have followed after successfully completing this course include: General and Mental Health Nursing, Midwifery, Occupation Health Practitioner, Dental Hygienist, Paramedic, Health Visitor, Social Work, Probation Officer, Environmental Health, Human Resources, Health Education and Primary Teaching.

GCE A Level

A Level Health and Social Care is a dual award A Level, so you will gain two A Levels in this qualification and will be awarded two grades (eg an AB or a BC) it has been designed to provide students with knowledge and understanding of this vocational area. The course allows pupils to:

· Develop and sustain an interest in health, early years care and education, social care community and issues affecting care sectors
· Acquire knowledge and understanding of health, early years care and education and issues affecting the health and social care sector
· Develop skills that will enable them to make an effective contribution to the care sector including skills and research, evaluation and problem solving in a work-related context. Apply knowledge, understanding and skills Prepare for further study and training.

Course Content

The full award is the equivalent of 2 A Levels. Grading is identical to A Level (A* – E). The course consists of 8 compulsory and optional units.
Year 12: Students study four units. Two of the units are externally examined; two are portfolio units which are internally assessed. Examinations consist of structured questions. All units are equally weighted.

Year 13:

Students study a further four units. Two of the units are externally examined; two are portfolio units which are internally assessed. Examinations are 2 hours and consist of structured questions. All units are equally weighted. The broad spectrum of topics covered gives students the opportunity to focus on a specific pathway, i.e. in health , social care, children and young people and community justice sectors.

Entrance Requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade C or above. GCSE Health and Social Care is not a pre-requisite for this course, but students should have passed a GCSE Science subject

Will I Be Assessed?

Assessment is either by external examination or portfolio work. Examinations are in June and marked by AQA. Portfolio work is marked by the school and moderated by AQA. All portfolio work must be completed by the end of April. Work experience is a requirement of this course. This will be a two week placement at the end of Year 12. The qualification allows for a number of progression routes i.e. to further or higher education, training or employment.

Degree courses students have followed after successfully completing this course include: General and Mental Health Nursing, Midwifery, Occupation Health Practitioner, Dental Hygienist, Paramedic, Health Visitor, Social Work, Probation Officer, Environmental Health, Human Resources, Health Education and Primary Teaching.

Many university courses related to the health sector i.e. the NHS, are funded by the Government so students will be exempt from the £9000 per year tuition fees, e.g. Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational Health and Speech and Language Therapy.