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✨ what do you do in health and social-care (gcse)? ✨

Hello! I am thinking of choosing health and social-care for GCSE however I have no idea what type or things you learn and how hard/easy it is, so if you do the subject, please let me know you opinions on it.

Thank you! :biggrin:
(edited 2 years ago)
Reply 1
If you're in England, then it won't be a GCSE but an alternative Level 2 qualification, either a BTEC https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-tech-awards/health-and-social-care-2022.html or a CNAT https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals/health-and-social-care-level-1-2-j835/

It's possible to take a GCSE in H&S in Wales (with WJEC) or Northern Ireland.(with CCEA).

Do you know what you're actually being offered?
(edited 2 years ago)
Hey I do it for a level and it’s mostly coursework based with one unit of exam however that my just b in Northern Ireland. With regards to how easy or hard it is, it rlly depends how passionate u r for the subject. If u don’t rlly enjoy it then it won’t come easy to you. It’s heavily essay based so if ur not a fan of that then don’t consider it. The topics r mostly intresting however it can b quite heavily biology based on some units. What exam board r u doing?
Original post by .ssanax
Hello! I am thinking of choosing health and social-care for GCSE however I have no idea what type or things you learn and how hard/easy it is, so if you do the subject, please let me know you opinions on it.

Thank you! :biggrin:

hi! I did it for gcse and I found it really easy; 99% of things are common sense and the coursework isn’t too bad but it is a lot of writing. I ended up getting a level 2 distinction :smile: hope this helps!
Reply 4
Original post by EOData
If you're in England, then it won't be a GCSE but an alternative Level 2 qualification, either a BTEC https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-tech-awards/health-and-social-care-2022.html or a CNAT https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals/health-and-social-care-level-1-2-j835/

It's possible to take a GCSE in H&S in Wales (with WJEC) or Northern Ireland.(with CCEA).

Do you know what you're actually being offered?

Hello! Sorry for the late response! Yes, your right it is a BTEC. Now I am aware of what I am being offered, thanks anyway! :smile:
Reply 5
Original post by jammyjamina
hi! I did it for gcse and I found it really easy; 99% of things are common sense and the coursework isn’t too bad but it is a lot of writing. I ended up getting a level 2 distinction :smile: hope this helps!

thank you so much!
Hey!

I currently take health and social care as a GCSE subject and it's an amazing subject for those who work best independently typing on computers (maybe with music in the background) . I personally find it quite easy however I know people in my class find it hard. It's also quite a lot of course work at one time and you'll technically be doing your qualifying work before your actual GCSE exams begin.

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