Health and Social Care
Health and Social Care is an ideal subject for those considering working within the care sector. Within Health and Social Care, students are taught to understand how to communicate with, and care for service users, ranging from children to the elderly. An OCR Cambridge National in Health and Social Care offers the opportunity of progressing onto AS/A-Level Health and Social Care. Alternatively, the subject might offer employment in nursery nursing, social work, care assistant work and working with children.
Key Stage 4
The course has been developed to recognise students' skills, knowledge and understanding of the health and social care sector and the settings, job roles, principles and values involved. From looking at the different roles of care to learning practical first aid skills, it encourages progression by assisting in the development of skills, knowledge and understanding that students will need to access further education opportunities or occupational training on a full time or part time basis.
Following the Cambridge National Level 2 technical award, students will be assessed by:
- A one hour exam on care values (worth 25% of the course)
- Three internally assessed pieces of coursework (worth 75% of the course)
Health and Social Care students receive first aid training from the St John Ambulance which provides them with a qualified first aider certificate.