The Minister for Education, Kirsty Williams, has announced the approach for the awarding of GCSEs, AS level and A level qualifications in summer 2021. The Minister has decided that there will be no end of year exams for learners taking GCSEs, AS levels or A levels. Read more
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The GCSE in Health and Social Care, and Childcare is suitable for learners aged 14-16 who are interested in learning about the development and care of individuals throughout the life cycle from conception to later adulthood.
There are no previous learning requirements for this qualification. It is suitable for learners who have achieved a Level 1 qualification or who have no previous knowledge of the children's care, play, learning and development sectors.
The qualification enables learners to develop and demonstrate their knowledge, skills and understanding within the context of health and social care, and childcare.
The following issues are included in the specification:
The GCSE in Health and Social Care, and Childcare is available as a single and double award. Units 1 and 2 define the subject content for the single award qualification. Units 1, 2, 3 and 4 define the content for the double award qualification.
|1||Human growth, development and well-being||External|
|2||Promoting and maintaining health and well-being||Internal|
|3||Health and social care, and childcare in the 21st century||External|
|4||Promoting and supporting health and well-being to achieve positive outcomes||Internal|
The GCSE in Health and Social Care, and Childcare, and Childcare is assessed through 40% internal assessment and 60% external assessment. Candidates must successfully complete:
This qualification supports progression to further learning/ training and/or qualifications, including:
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