Health & Social Care

Mrs. S. Stroud

Head of Department

Specifications Year 10 and 11 – OCR Cambridge National Level 1/2

Technical Extended Cert Level 3


Year 10
Life Stages – Human Development, Factors affecting Development, Congenital defects and disabilities, non birth defects and Support Plan/Care packages.
Nutritional impact on development – nutritional needs of life stages, nutrients and functions, allergies and intolerances, meal planning, nutritional software analysis and hygiene and safety.

Year 11
Essential values of Care – Client Rights, Care Values, Legislation, Safety, Security and Hygiene.
Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years settings – verbal, non verbal, written and specialist communication. Communication environments and barriers, care qualities and skills.

Facilities/ Equipment

There is a dedicated (recently refurbished) HSC classroom which is well equipped. Students have a wide range of resources relevant to topics at their disposal and use of computers when required.


Year 10 and 11 students have the opportunity to attend the after school Coursework catch up clinics and Revision sessions.
Year 12 students are encouraged to undertake Work Experience in a relevant Health, Social Care or Early Years setting.
Students are offered opportunities to visit local care settings relevant to current unit being studied.
Students are able to enjoy enrichment from visiting speakers for enhancement to studies and careers information.


Exam Unit Revision guides created by HSC teaching staff are available. Revision sessions after school are scheduled for Year 11 students.