Guided Choices 2016 - Year 9 - page 28

WHAT is the subject about?
There are two compulsory elements: Essential values of
care for use with individuals in care settings - one hour
written exam; Communicating and working with individuals
in health, social care and early years settings - controlled
assessment. Plus two optional units selected from nine
possible options, which are controlled assessments.
WHY should I choose this subject?
If you have an interest in health, social care and early
years, this course would be suitable. This course
challenges all learners by introducing the use of demand-
ing materials and skills which encourage independence
and creativity.
WHEN and HOW am I assessed?
The course is made up of four equal weighting units, one
of which is a written exam.
WHICH subjects should I have an aptitude in?
You will need an ability to work both independently and as
part of a team and to take responsibility for your own
learning. You also need qualities that are appropriate for
a career in care; respect for others, to be sympathetic,
empathetic, patient and to follow policies and procedures
e.g. confidentiality.
WHERE could this subject take me in the future?
Level 3 qualifications and jobs within the Health, Social
Care and Early Years Sectors
WHO do I need to speak to for more information?
Mrs Whiterod
CNAT Health & Social Care
Pupil quotes:
“Health & Social Care is
a really fun course.
Even though you have to
stay focused you still
enjoy yourself”
Sophie - Yr11
“I picked Health & Social
Care because it is a
subject which will help
you further on in life. It’s
fun and a good
Shannon - Yr11
Dream, Believe, Achieve
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