Department Information

Health and Social Care


Health and Social Care is the study of health and well-being. Students learn about the key stages of physical and emotional development and begin to understand the profound influence relationships and life events can have on an individual's health. Students also examine the factors that influence a person's self-concept and how people react to change in their lives. 

The topics covered over the two years include:

  • Personal development (1hour 30 minute examination)
  • Working in Health and Social Care (3 controlled assessment tasks)

Key Stage 5 (GCE)

The subject is divided into three units in AS and three units in A2.
The examination board for both GCSE and A level is CCEA.