- Mrs Nicola Turner (Subject Leader)
- Miss Laura Jefferies
NCFE Cache Level 3 Applied General Certificate in Health and Social Care.
This qualification is designed for learners who want to study Health and Social Care at a higher level. It is a rigorous advanced qualification that enables learners to develop subject-specific and transferable skills, which facilitate their progression to study in further education or higher education, gain an apprenticeship or join the workplace.
Year 12 Course Content
- Unit 01: Functions of Health and Social Care
- Unit 02: Human Growth and Development
Units are graded Pass/Merit/Distinction and are internally assessed. There is an externally set and externally marked Scenario Based Examination covering the content of Units 01 and 02.
Year 13 Course Content
- Unit 03: Empowerment in Health and Social Care
- Unit 04: Health Education
- Unit 05: Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care
Units are graded Pass/Merit/Distinction and are internally assessed. There is an externally set and externally marked Synoptic Extended Written Examination covering the content of all five units. All components need to be achieved to be awarded the qualification.
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]
- Cache Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care Linda Wyatt, Peter Wedlake, Maria Ferreiro Peteiro, Elizabeth Rasheed ISBN 9781510403123
- BBC- Health
- NHS Choices
Marking and Feedback
Assessment feedforward sheets are used as part of the assessment marking process at the end of each module. Staff comments provide guidance on how students can improve their level of understanding. Staff 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