Health & Social Care
This course is an OCR Cambridge Nationals Level 2 Qualification.
Staffing of the department
Mrs Franklin – Teacher of Health & Social Care
Aims of the curriculum
A qualification in Health and Social Care introduces pupils to the specialist knowledge and skills needed to work in various care settings. Underpinning the qualification is a focus on core values and communicating with individuals in order to maintain their dignity and sense of being valued. This subject equips learners with a broad understanding of this area so they can make informed decisions about their career opportunities in this field.
There are 2 Mandatory Units
R021: Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings
Students learn about the rights of individuals and the values of care required when working in a health, social care or early years environment. Through role play and case studies they gain understanding of how to apply these values so that individuals’ dignity is maintained.
R022: Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years settings
Students explore different types of communication. They learn about the importance of effective communication to connect with individuals using care services, and they develop their understanding of how the way they communicate impacts on an individual’s care.
Students need to complete a further two optional units. One of these will R031: Using basic first aid procedures.
- R023: Understanding body systems and disorders
- R025: Understanding life stages
- R026: Planning for employment in health, social care and children and young people’s workforce
- R027: Creative activities to support individuals in health, social care and early years settings
- R028: Understanding the development and protection of young children in an early years setting
- R029: Understanding the nutrients needed for good health
- R031: Using basic first aid procedures
R021: Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings, is assessed in an examination. This exam is 1 hour long and marked out of 60.
R022: Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years settings, is a Centre-assessed task, marked out of 60 and moderated by the exam board (OCR).
There are also two additional units that are centre-assessed tasks, both marked out of 60 and moderated by the exam board (OCR).
Three units are carried out under Controlled Assessment conditions.
Percentage of Exam and Coursework Portfolio
- Each unit is worth 25 %.
- Examination 25 %.
- Coursework 75%.
- Health administration
- Care management
- Further Education teaching
- Community development
- Charity Officer
- Social work
- Health therapies
- Youth work.
- Social work assistant
- Therapy assistant
- Medical technician
- Health care assistant
Links to useful sites for KS4 students, parents and members of the public
Health & Social Care OCR Cambridge National Specification
BBC Bitesize Health & Social Care