GCSE Health & Social Care
BTEC First Award Health & Social Care
|Exam board: Edexcel||
Specification code: QAN 600/4782/3
| How will students’ be assessed?
Health and Social Care students must complete two core units and two optional units over their two year course.
Students will sit the unit 1 Exam in January of year 10. Students must achieve a pass grade ( grade C equivalent) in the exam to achieve the Level 2 criteria.
Following the Exam students will study unit 7- Equality and Diversity in Health and Social Care Settings. This unit is course work based.
Year 11 Students will Complete two course work units and resit the exam if needed.
|Half Term||Key Content|
|1 (7 weeks) Aim A1 & A2||Human Lifespan & Development Exam
How do people grow and develop throughout their lives? How can factors such as lifestyle choices, relationships and life events affect your growth and development?
This unit provides you with the opportunity to explore how we grow and develop throughout our lives and to investigate the factors that affect this growth and development. You will go on to consider how these factors are interrelated.
Learning Aim : A explore human growth and development across life stages
Learning Aim B: investigate factors that affect human growth and development and how they are interrelated.
Mini Mock Exam 1
Exam January 2017
|2 (7 weeks) Aim B1-B4|
|3(7 weeks) Aim B4-B8|
|4 (6 Weeks) Aim A1||Unit 7- Equality & Diversity in Health & Social Care Settings
We live in a multi-cultural society, with individuals with diverse needs. It is important that all individuals have equal access to health and social care services and that their diverse needs can be met.
In this unit you will explore the importance of non-discriminatory practice in health and social care by looking at what discriminatory and non discriminatory practice look like in health and social care and the impact of both in relation to service users and those who work in the sector.
Learning Aim A- Understand the importance of non-discriminatory practice in health and social care.
Moderation 1 *Star Assessment*
Learning Aim B- Explore how health and social care practices can promote equality and diversity.
BTEC Sample sent for external verification
|5 (5 Weeks) Aim A2|
|6 (7 Weeks) Aim B1 & B2|
|Unit 2- Health & Social Care Values
What is good practice in health and social care? What ensures that good practice is applied to support individuals who use health and social care services? Health and social care values underpin good practice within the sector.
These care values apply to all areas of health and social care work. In this unit you will gain an understanding of how these care values are applied in health and social care settings, and their importance to work in the sector. You will apply these values in practice. Through this activity you will develop skills that will be of use in all careers in the health and social care sector. The values described in this unit maybe applied to daily life, and to a variety of careers outside the health and social care sector.
Learning Aim A- Explore the care values that underpin current practice in health and social care.
Topic A.1: Defining and demonstrating care values
Learning Aim B- investigate ways of empowering individuals who use health and social care services.
Topic B.1 Investigating ways of Empowering individuals
Unit 3- Effective Communication In Health & Social Care
This unit will allow you to investigate the different forms of communication and how they are used effectively in health and social care. You will look at the importance of using clear speech, body language that shows that you want to help people, and active listening skills that show you are interested in what people are saying. This unit will also provide information about alternative forms of communication such as Braille, British Sign Language and Makaton.
Learning Aim A- Investigate different forms of communication
Topic A.1: Effective communication
Topic A.2: Alternative forms of communication
Learning Aim B- Investigate barriers to communication in health and social care
Topic B.1: Barriers to communication and how to overcome them
Learning Aim C- communicate effectively in health and social care.
Topic C.1: Communicating with groups and individuals using different methods.
Final Submission for units June
Sample for BTEC Sent for external Moderation and Verification
Year 12 Health & Social Care
BTEC National Extended Certificate (Single Award)
BTEC National Diploma
|How will students be assessed?|
Learners will complete 4 units of which 3 are mandatory and 2 are externally assessed.
1- Human Lifespan Development ( Exam)
Learners will complete 8 units of which 6 are mandatory and 3 are externally assessed.
1 -Human Lifespan Development (Exam)
|Half term||Key content|
|Introduction to Course and units 1, 2 & 7
A Human growth and development through the life stages
Unit 7 A:
|16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)|
A2 Intellectual, emotional and social development across the life stages.
Factors affecting Growth and development life events
|1 Feb Mock Exams|
Factors affecting human growth and development
B1 The nature/nurture debate related to factor
|26 Feb data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
6 March Parents’ Evening
The impact of ageing
Unit 7 c
|Revision and prep for exams|
|11 June Reports Open
27 June – 3 July Exam Week
9 July data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)