Health and Social Care
Key Stage 4
KS4 Exam Board
A split of 60% coursework and 40% exam.
Unit 1: Health, Social Care and Children's Services
This unit will enable candidates to gain knowledge and understanding of the main health, social care and children's service provision available to meet individuals' needs.
Candidates will learn about:
• care needs of individuals;
• types of care services;
• the ways of obtaining care services and the barriers to access;
• the main work roles and skills of people who provide health, social care and
• the principles of care.
Unit 2: Human Growth and Development
To provide effective care, workers within health, social care and children's services
need to know about the different ways that people grow and develop during their
lives. This unit will allow candidates to gain knowledge and understanding of the
process of human growth and development and the different factors that can affect
Candidates will learn about:
• human growth and development;
• the factors affecting growth and development;
• the development of self concept;
• life changes and sources of support.
Students will require a range of skills which will include; research, verbal and written communication, application of the care values and investigating people's needs throughout the lifespan.
To progress to A-level students would be expected to achieve a grade C or above.
Useful Website Resources
http://www.bbc.co.uk/search/news/?q=health - BBC Health
http://www.wjec.co.uk/ - Examination Board Website
Which Books Support the learning?
Moonie, N (2005) Health and Social Care AS level Heinemann
Fisher, A (et al) (2012) Health and Social Care AS level Oxford
Moonie, N (2006) Health and Social Care A2 level Heinemann
Thomson, H. & Fisher, A (et al) (2012) Health and Social Care A2 level Oxford
Aslangul, S. (2002) Health and Social Care GCSE Hodder & Stoughton
Haworth, E (et al) (2002) Health and Social Care GCSE Heinemann
Haworth, E and Ahston, A (2009) Health and Social Care GCSE Heinemann
Clarke, L. (2002) Health and Social Care GCSE Nelson Thornes
Fisher, A. (et al) (2003) Health and Social Care GCSE Folens
Fisher, A. (et al) (2009) Health and Social Care GCSE Folens
Walsh, M. (2002) Health and Social Care GCSE Collins
Walsh, M. (2009) Health and Social Care GCSE Collins
Key Stage 5
KS5 Exam Board
The A Level in Health and Social Care is an ideal qualiﬁcation for those wishing to attend university or begin a career in Health, Social Care or Early Years. You will gain an awareness of the important links between Health, Social Care, Education and other ﬁelds, ranging from sociology and nutrition to ethics and psychology. You will develop an understanding of issues aﬀecting the health, social and early years sectors; develop the skills to make an eﬀective contribution to the care sector, including skills in research, evaluation and problem-solving and also prepare for further study and training within employment or University.
What will you study?
This course can be studied as a single AS, double AS, single A2 or double A2. Progression to A2 Level will be dependent on performance at AS level.
AS outline (single award)
Unit 1: Promoting Quality Care
Unit 2: Communication in Care Settings
Unit 3: Promoting Good Health AS Double Award
Unit 6: Working in Early Years and Education
Unit 7 or 8: Health as a lifestyle choice or Complementary Therapies
Unit 9: Caring for Older People A2 Outline (double award)
Unit 10: Care Practice and Provision
Unit 11: Understanding Human Behaviour
Unit 14: Mental Health Issues A2 Double Award
Unit 13: Child Development
Unit 12: Anatomy and Physiology in Practice and Development
Unit 16: Research methods in HSC