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Health & Social Care

This qualification will assess the student’s application of Health and Social Care through their practical use. It will provide learners with essential knowledge, transferable skills and tools to improve their learning in other subjects with the aim of enhancing their employability when they leave education, contributing to both their personal development and future economic well-being.

This GCSE equivalent is a three unit course. Two units of the course will be coursework based and 1 unit is exam based.  Two units will be completed in Year 10 and one in Year 11. 

To ensure the course is robust and as stretching as a GCSE, every Cambridge National has an exam, which will last 1 hr 15 minutes. It explores the principles of care in Health and Social Care settings 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 2 RO33: 30% Supporting individuals through life events - (internally assessed assignments)

  • Unit RO35: 30% Health promotion campaigns (internally assessed assignments)

Year 2

  • Unit 1 RO32: 40% Principles of care in health and social care settings (externally assessed examination) Exam Revision booklet can be purchased for this unit.

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.