Health and Social Care

AQA GCSE Health and Social Care
We’ve developed this specification to cover the areas which are essential to Health and Social Care and which are suitable for students considering a career in the many avenues open to them with this qualification.

STAFF:

  • Ms N Pollitt

Health and Social Care covers:

  • Service provision
  • Values
  • Rights
  • Responsibilities
  • Care settings
  • Communication
  • Health and well-being
  • Understanding human behaviour
  • Practitioner roles

The GCSE Health and Social Care:

  • Actively engages students in the processes of Health and Social Care to help them develop as effective and independent learners
  • Encourages students to understand aspects of personal development and the health, social care and early-years sectors through investigation and evaluation of a range of services and organisations
  • Develops a critical and analytical approach to problem-solving within the health, social-care and early-years sectors
  • Examines issues which affect the nature and quality of human life including an appreciation of diversity and cultural issues

GCSE courses based on this specification should encourage candidates to:

  • Be inspired, moved and changed by following a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study and gain an insight into related sectors. It should prepare learners to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career choices

The GCSE course based on this specification must enable candidates to:

  • Actively engage in the processes of health and social care to develop as effective and independent learners
  • Understand aspects of personal development, and the health, social care and early years sectors through investigation and evaluation of a range of services and organisations
  • Develop a critical and analytical approach to problem-solving within the health, social care and early years sectors
  • Examine issues which affect the nature and quality of human life including an appreciation of diversity and cultural issues.