KEY STAGE 4
Exam Board and Entry Requirements
OCR Cambridge Nationals Level 1/2 Certificate
Students study four units of work.
Unit R022 – Communicating and working with individuals in Health, Social Care and early years settings – Coursework
Unit R031 – Using basic first aid procedures
Unit R021 – Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings — Written examination.
Unit R027 – Creative activities to support individuals in health, social care and early years settings – Coursework.
Three units are coursework portfolio’s where students demonstrate their understanding and apply learning to a vocational context. All of these have a practical element to them. The final unit is a written examination. This tests students underpinning knowledge through a series of stepped questions. Each unit contributes to the final grade. Which can be a Pass Merit or Distinction at Level 1 or Level 2.
KEY STAGE 5
Exam Board and Entry Requirements OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical
Four units require students to produce portfolios while the other two are tested through an external examination. The external examination questions are short answers, stepped, structured or open responses. The course provides an opportunity to focus on a range of client groups including Early Years Education. Each unit completed generates a score. These scores are then aggregated to determine the final grade for the course.
Unit 1 – Building positive relationships in Health and Social Care — Portfolio
Unit 2 – Equality & Diversity & Rights in Health and Social Care – Examination
Unit 3 – Health, Safety & Security in Health and Social Care – Examination Year 13
Unit 4 – Anatomy & Physiology for Health and Social Care – Examination
Unit 10 – Nutrition for Health – Portfolio
Unit 13 – Sexual Health, Reproduction and Early Development stages — Portfolio
In Year 12 students take two examinations one in January and one in June. A third coursework portfolio is submitted for moderation in June. These three units generate a score which is aggregated together, enabling the student to achieve a Certificate with a Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction *. In Year 13, it is two portfolio’s and one examination which lead to an Extended Certificate at Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction *