Guided Choices 2017 - Year 8 - page 23

Dream, Believe, Achieve
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 challeng-
es all learners by introducing the use of demanding
materials and skills which encourage independence and
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
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