- Mrs Nicola Turner (Subject Leader)
- Miss Laura Jefferies
Course Content: OCR Cambridge National Health and Social Care
The final year for taking this qualification is 2018. This course develops knowledge and understanding of issues affecting the health and social sector. It enables young people to develop skills that will enable them to make an effective contribution to the care sector. The course enables students to apply knowledge, understanding and skills as well as preparation for further study and training.
Year 13 Course Content
Applied A Level Health and Social Care is divided into 3 units of work.
33% Exam Unit, 66% Portfolio of evidence (externally moderated)
- Anatomy and Physiology (Examination)
Anatomy and Physiology PLC PDF]
- Care practice and provision (Coursework)
Care Practice and Provision PLC [PDF]
- Child development (Coursework)
Health & Social Care Resources
- Level 3 NCFE Heath and Social Care UNIT 1 PLC [PDF]
- Level 3 NCFE Health and Social Care UNIT 2 PLC [PDF]
- BBC- Health
- Open Learn, courses from the Open University. Cover many health and child issues. http://www.open.edu/openlearn/body-mind
- NHS Choices
- An excellent website for Case studies, information on health problems and news as well as videos on many topics.
Assessment in Health and Social Care
|Year||Assessment Date||NTu||LJ||Assessment Objectives||Type of Assessment||Grade Range|
|Year 13||Term 1||Child Development||Anatomy and Physiology||AO1 and AO2||Coursework Unit tests||A* - G|
|Term 2||Child Development||Anatomy and Physiology||AO3 and AO4||Coursework
|Term 3||Care Practice|
|Mock A&P||AO1 and AO2|
|Term 4||Care Practice||Anatomy and Physiology||AO3||Coursework Unit tests|
|Term 5||Care Practice|
|Revision & Exam Prep A&P||Coursework Unit tests and past papers|
|Term 6||Revision & Exam Prep A&P||Past papers and External examination|
Marking and Feedback
Assessment feedforward sheets are used as part of the assessment marking process at the end of each unit which usually marries up to each term. Staff comments provide guidance on how students can improve their level of understanding. Staff are expected to review all peer assessed and self-assessed work and provide guidance when necessary.
Student folders are taken in by the class teacher at least twice per term (based on a standard 6 week term). Teachers will specifically indicate what work will and will not be marked in order to give our students a clear idea of what is expected from them and so they can always present their best work. Students are encouraged to self- and peer-assess their work through the use of our Green and Purple pens.
- Homework is set in line with the School Homework Policy. At A Level Applied Health & Social Care the intended length of homework should normally be 5 hours per week
- Homework typically includes practice exam questions, consolidation homework, wider reading and flipped learning work
Supporting your son or daughter in Health and Social Care
- Encourage discussion about Health and Social Care issues
- Support your son/daughter to take part in extra activities such as lectures, visits and trips
- Encourage wider reading around the subject
- Make sure that your son/daughter equipment for lessons – A4 files and paper plus pens, notes and filing materials
- Help them to spot where they need more help and encourage them to participate fully