Health and Social Care (4820)

Ofqual announced on 14 May 2015 that GCSE Health and Social Care cannot be redeveloped under government changes to GCSEs.

The last exams for students taking this qualification will be in the June 2018 series, and there will be no further re-sit opportunity.

We offer a new Level 1/2 Award in Health and Social Care, which is equivalent to a single GCSE qualification.

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The GCSE Health and Social Care:

  • actively engages students in the processes of Health and Social Care to help them develop as effective and independent learners
  • encourages students to 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
  • develops a critical and analytical approach to problem-solving within the health, social-care and early-years sectors
  • examines issues which affect the nature and quality of human life including an appreciation of diversity and cultural issues
  • develops Double Award students' awareness of the influences on an individual's health and well-being, and an understanding of the importance of motivation and support when improving health.


Amended due to Changes to GCSEs.

Codes and references

Qualification type GCSE
Specification title Health and Social Care
Specification code 4820
Certification code 4822
QAN codes 5004607X

Updates to Health and Social Care (4820)

When there are changes to the specification, updates appear here.

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