Pupils in Years 10 and 11 have the option to study Health and Social Care. The Edexcel GCSE in Health and Social Care (Single Award) consists of two units:
Unit 1 Understanding Personal Development and Relationships - this unit helps you understand how people grow and develop, as well as the personal relationships people have during their lives. You will look at how people grow and develop from birth, right through to later adulthood. This knowledge will help you understand others and maybe help you to understand yourself.
Unit 2 Exploring Health, Social Care and Early Years Provision - this unit is based on an investigation into the needs of one person and how health, social care and early years organisations meet those needs. You will select the person to study and conduct all the research yourself.
60% of the marks come from portfolio activities and 40% come from examinations. Students can achieve grades A*-G and questions are designed to meet the needs of a wide range of students.