Members of Departmenthealth & social care

  • Mrs C Gallagher
  • Mrs T Gallagher
  • Mrs P Lyons
  • Mrs F McGirr
  • Miss E Mulgrew
  • Miss C O'Gorman
  • Mrs M Owens
  • Miss N Woods

 


GCE Applied Health & Social Care

 

Single Award (1 A-Level) & Double Award (2 A-Levels) 

The CCEA Advanced GCE in Health and Social Care offers students the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding that provide a broad educational basis that will advantage them when entering into employment or higher education within the health and social care sector. The specification examines the structures which exist within Northern Ireland in the health and social care sectors and explore issues which have regional, national, European and global dimensions.

 

The GCE Health and Social Care specification provides:

  • •opportunities to enable progression for study at further and higher education, training and employment;
  • •opportunities to enable students to apply their knowledge in realistic Health and Social Care contexts;
  • •opportunities for the development of the transferable skills necessary in a changing and dynamic working environment.

 

Candidates studying the six unit GCE (Single Award) are required to study the following:

AS1 - Promoting Quality Care - Portfolio

AS2 - Communication in Health, Social Care and Early Years Settings - Portfolio

AS3 - Health and Well Being - Test

 

A23 - Providing Services - Test

A24 - Health Promotion - Portfolio

A25 - Supporting the Family - Portfolio

 

Candidates studying the twelve unit GCE (Double Award) are required to study the following:

AS1 - Promoting Quality Care - Portfolio

AS2 - Communication in Health, Social Care and Early Years Settings - Portfolio

AS3 - Health and Well Being - Test

AS4 - Safeguarding Children - Portfolio

AS5 - Adult Service Users - Test

AS6 - Holistic Therapies - Portfolio

 

A21 - Applied Research - Portfolio

A22 - Body Systems and Physiological Disorders - Portfolio

A23 - Providing Services - Test

A24 - Health Promotion - Portfolio

A25 - Supporting the Family - Portfolio

A27 - Human Nutrition and Health

 

AS = 40% of the overall qualification

A2 = 60% of the overall qualification

 

Specification at a Glance

 

Content

Assessment

SA Weighting

DA Weighting

Promoting Quality Care


Compulsory for AS Single and Double Award

Internal Assessment


Students product a written report based on practice in a health, social care or early years setting that they have experienced

25% of AS


10% of A Level

12.5 % of AS


5% of A Level

Communication in Health, Social Care and Early Years Setting


Compulsory for AS Single and Double Award

Internal Assessment


Students produce a written report in a health, social care or early years setting

25% of AS


10% of A Level

12.5% of AS


5% of A Level

Health and Well-Being


Compulsory for AS Single and Double Award

External Written examination - 2 hours

50% of AS


20% of A Level

25% of AS


10% of A Level

Safeguarding Children


Compulsory for AS Double Award and A Level Double Award

Internal Assessment


Students produce a written report and an information resource for staff working in an early years setting

 

12.5% of AS


5% of A Level

Adult Service Users

External written examination - 2 hours

 

25% of AS


10% of A Level

Holistic Therapies


Compulsory for AS Double Award and A Level Double Award

Internal assessment


Students produce a written report in the use of holistic therapies in managing a medical condition and in care settings

 

12.5% of AS


5% of A Level

Applied Research


Compulsory for A Level Double Award only

Internal assessment


Students produce a research report on a health and social care or early years topic of their own choosing

 

7.5% of A Level

Body Systems and Physiological Disorders


Compulsory for A Level Double Award only

Internal Assessment


Students carry out a practical investigation of the physiological status of individuals and research the diagnosis and treatment of a disorder

 

7.5% of A Level

Providing Services


Compulsory for A Level Single and Double Award

External written examination based on pre-release m

material - 2 hours

30% of A Level

15% of A Level

Health Promotion

Compulsory for A Level Double Award

Internal assessment


Students produce a report on health improve priorities in Northern Ireland, undertake a health promotion activity and report their findings

15% of A Level

7.5% of A Level

Supporting the Family


Compulsory for A Level Double Award

Internal assessment


Students produce a review of changes to family structure, a case study for families experiencing issues

15% of A Level

7.5% of A Level

Human Nutrition and Health

External written examination - 2 hours

 

15% of A Level

 

NB - DA Health and Social Care students are required to study 6 units in Year 13 and 6 units in Year 14.

 

Skills developed throughout this course will include:

  • Ability to manage one’s own roles and responsibilities
  • Working in a team
  • Motivational skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Communication skills
  • Independent learner
  • Time Management
  • Self-management
  • Working with others
  • Managing information
  • Problem solving/decision making

 

This is an ideal course for students who want a broad background in health and social care. Many students with a qualification in GCE Applied Health and Social Care go on to degree-level study in a variety of subjects such as health studies, nursing and/or social work. Some students go straight into employment in the field of health and social care.

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BT70 2LY
 
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