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Departments

Health & Social Care / Sociology / Psychology

Personnel

Ms Nuala McAnespy (Head of Department)
Mrs Noreen McCarney (Mrs C Kearney)
Miss Emma McCarron (Psychology)

Introduction

As a department, we strive to stimulate student interest in the subject and to provide a meaningful and enjoyable experience for all students. Students’ learning is applied to a range of work-related contexts and a variety of approaches are used, including community visits, links with local employers, case studies and research.

GCSE Health and Social Care

GCSE Health and Social Care encourages students to understand aspects of personal development and the health, social care and early years sectors by investigating and evaluating a range of services and organisations. They examine issues that affect the nature and quality of human life, including an appreciation of diversity and culture. They also develop a critical and analytical approach to decision making and problem solving.

Students investigate human development and factors that affect health and well-being, including relationships and major life changes. They also explore the values of care and how practitioners apply them.

Curriculum

Exam board – CCEA

Unit 1: Personal Development, Health and Well-Being – an external written examination (worth 50%)

Unit 2: Working in the Health, Social Care and Early Years Sector – controlled assessment (worth 50%)

A Level Health and Social Care

Students study an eclectic range of subjects relevant to employment in the health, social care and early years sectors of the economy. In the AS units, students develop an understanding of good quality care and effective communication and learn about the health and well-being of the population. They learn more about safeguarding children, holistic therapies and adult service users.

At A2 students learn about how health and social care and early years services are tailored to meet the needs of specific service user groups. They have the opportunity to study physiology, psychology and can develop research skills in topics relevant to health and social care, including health promotion.

Curriculum

We offer both single and double award Health and Social Care at A Level and follow the CCEA exam board.

AS Level Health and Social Care

  • Single award – three units (one exam and two controlled assessment units)
  • Double award – six units (two exams and four controlled assessment units)

Unit 1: Promoting Quality Care – coursework

Unit 2: Communication in Health, Social Care and Early Years Settings – coursework

Unit 3: Health and Well-Being Compulsory – exam

Unit 4: Safeguarding Children – coursework (double award only)

Unit 5: Adult Service Users – exam (double award only)

Unit 6: Holistic Therapies – coursework (double award only)

A2 Level Health and Social Care

  • Single award – three units (one exam and two controlled assessment units)
  • Double award – six units (two exams and four controlled assessment units)

Unit 1: Applied Research – coursework

Unit 2: Body systems and physiological Disorders – coursework

Unit 3: Providing Services – exam

Unit 4: Health Promotion – coursework

Unit 5: Supporting the Family – coursework

Unit 6: Understanding Human Behaviour – exam.

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