Skip to content ↓


Health & Social Care (OCR)

This GCSE equivalent is a four-unit course. Three units of the course will be coursework based and 1 unit is exam based. Two units will be completed in yr10 and two in Yr11.

To ensure the course is robust and as stretching as a GCSE, every Cambridge National has an exam, which will last 1 1/2 hrs. Your child will have two opportunities to take the exam, January and June in Yr11.

It explores the Health Care, Social Care and Early Years sectors and is an excellent starting point for anyone who wants to work in these fields and has direct progression into Post 16 Courses.

KEY STAGE 4 Option Choice

OCR Cambridge National Level 1/2 Health and Social Care

Year 1

  • Unit RO22 – How to communicate and work with individuals in Health, social and early years settings (internally assessed assignments)
  • Unit RO29 – Understanding the nutrients needed for good health (internally assessed assignments)

Year 2

  • Unit RO21 – Essential Values of care for use in a care setting (externally assessed examination) Exam Revision booklet can be purchased for this unit.
  • Unit RO23 – Understanding body systems and disorders (internally assessed assignments).

What Parents/Carers can do to help:

Your child has been given a Knowledge Organiser for each topic they study. This summarises the key information they must know if they are to be successful in this subject. Please encourage them to learn this off by heart and revise topics regularly.