OCR Cambridge National in Health and Social Care
The Health and Social Care Department is brand new as of September 2015.
We are offering the opportunity for our students to partake in an engaging, practical and inspiring course that aims to equip our students with a sound, specialist knowledge along with promoting key/functional skills for everyday use.
The course offers the students an interactive hands-on approach to learning covering a wide range of topics including:
Module 1: Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings
Module 2: Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years settings
Module 3:Understanding body systems and disorders
Module 4:Understanding the nutrients needed for good health
The two year course comprises of four modules, the first is assessed by a one hour exam and is worth 25% of the final grade. The remaining 75% of the qualification is assessed via a coursework portfolio produced by the students.
The qualification is graded at Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction*, this carries the same academic weight as a full GCSE at grades C,B, A and A*.
There is also a Level One element to the course which carries the same academic weight as a GCSE at grades D, E and F.
Due to the versatile nature of the course and the wide range of grades available this enables us to stretch and challenge our more able students whilst still being able to scaffold/support our lower ability pupils, ensuring inclusion for all.
Where can this lead?
The course has a natural progression to college at Level 3 (A Level) as well as giving the students the opportunity to explore a wide range of careers including:
Qualification: Cambridge National in Health and Social Care
Exam board: OCR
Duration: 2 Years as an Option Subject
For further information contact:
Ms Sarah-Jane Bigby
Curriculum Lead for Health and Social Care