Health and Social Care

Subject: Health and Social Care

Overview of KS3 curriculum

This course is only offered in KS4.


GCSE course offered

OCR Double Award Health and Social Care J412

Course overview

There are four units in this course:
• Health, Social Care and Early Years provision.
• Understanding Personal Development and Relationships
• Promoting Health and Wellbeing
• Safeguarding and Protecting Individuals

There are two externally assessed examinations:
• Safeguarding and Protecting Individuals
• Understanding Personal Development and Relationships

Assessment takes place at the end of the two year course. The results of both these examinations are worth 40% of the final grade.

There are two internally assessed and externally moderated controlled assessments:
• Promoting Health and Wellbeing and Health
• Social Care and Early Years

The results of both of these assessments are worth 60% of the final grade.

Where can additional information about the curriculum be found?

Further information about the full specification can be obtained from:

GCSE equivalent course offered

Exam Board and Specification: OCR – Cambridge National Certificate in Sport Science, Level 2

Main course content:

* Unit R021: Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings

* Unit R022: Communicating and working with individuals in health and social care and early years settings Two Optional Units:

* A) Unit R025 Understanding life stages

* B) Unit R029 Understanding the nutrients needed for good health

Health and Social Care Key Stage 4 2016/7

Assessment Methods Examination

* Mandatory Unit RO21 – 1hour written exam paper which is OCR marked. Controlled Assessment

* Mandatory Unit RO22: : Communicating and working with individuals in health and social care and early years settings and the two optional units (RO25 and RO29) will be internally assessed assignments through written tasks, presentations, practical demonstrations, interviews and/or practical visits/placements.

Recommended Resources

  • OCR Health and Social for GSCE
  • OCR Revise for GCSE Health and Social
  • OCR lesson element for Health and Social

Additional Support

  • Resources on VLE – Health and Social area
  • Advice and support can be gained from all PE team and HMT in particular who has previously taught health and social care

Further Study/Career Pathways

A Level/BTEC Health and Social; Degree/University; Nursery nursing; Social work; Care assistant worker; Councillor; Early years teaching; Care Manager, Medicine; Psychology; Physiotherapy.