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Key Stage 4 Health and Social Care

GCSE health and social care students study two units of work over the course of Year 10 and 11.

Unit 1: Human growth and development and the factors that influence this over an individual’s life span. Students consider different life events and the relationships that people form that influence what people learn, the experiences that they have and the skills that they redevelop.

Unit 2: Controlled assessment assignment. This requires students to learn about the needs of people across their life course and those who have specific needs. Students investigate the services that are available to meet the needs of these groups of people and the impact that these services have on their health and well-being when their needs are met.

Assessment and Examinations (Edexcel)

  • Unit 1: Written examination, 1 hour 15 minutes (40%)

  • Unit 2: Controlled assessment completed in school (60%)