The Edexcel Health and Social Care Single Award GCSE aims to engage students in the processes of health and social care to help aid their development as effective and independent students.

Students will understand aspects of personal development, and the health, social care and early years sectors, through investigation and evaluation of a range of services and organisations. They will develop a critical and analytical approach to problem solving within the health, social care and early years sectors and examine issues which affect the nature and quality of human life, including an appreciation of diversity and cultural issues.

Unit 1 is taught in year 10 and revised for examination in year 11.  Unit 2 builds on the knowledge and understanding of Unit 1 and is assessed by controlled assessment