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GCSE Health and Social Care

This page contains information related to our current GCSE Health and Social Care specification available in Wales. A new GCSE in Health and Social Care, and Childcare is being introduced in Wales from September 2019. This new GCSE forms part of the suite of qualifications being developed for the health and social care and childcare sectors in Wales by the City & Guilds/WJEC consortium. Details of the qualification can be found on the consortium website.

The final award for our current single and double award GCSE in Health and Social Care is summer 2020, with re-sit opportunities in 2021 (if required)

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We have launched a new Vocational Award in Health and Social Care for England. More information can be found on the WJEC Eduqas website .

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Level 1/2 Health and Social Care (England Only)

The WJEC Vocational Award in Health and Social Care will be a Level 1/2 qualification that will enable learners to gain broad knowledge and understanding of Health and Social Care sectors.  In addition to the development of sector specific knowledge and understanding, this qualification will also support learners to develop the essential employability skills that are valued by employers and further and higher education.

WJEC Level 1/2 Vocational Awards are high quality vocational qualifications designed to be delivered alongside GCSEs  They:

  • are primarily designed for 14-16 year olds in a school environment
  • include between 25% and 40% external assessment
  • are graded Level 1 Pass, Level 2 Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction*

The Level 1/2 Health and Social Care statement of purpose for the new qualification can be viewed here; this, however, is subject to change as it is still in the early stages of development.

Controlled Assessment

From September 2019/2020, all candidates should follow the revised controlled assessments for Unit 1 and Unit 4. From 2014, please note that only Unit 2 is available for examination in January. Both Units 2 and 3 are available for examination in June.

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