Human Health and Physiology (4415)
This specification enables students to learn about how the human body works, the structures that make it work and keep it healthy.
GCSE Human Health and Physiology integrates the principles of 'How Science Works' throughout the two units in the areas of data, theories and explanations, practical and enquiry skills and communication skills.
The course has been updated to give it a more applied approach: students learn about some of the science used by health professionals working in health and medical care.
Teachers are encouraged to develop students' practical skills with hands-on investigative and practical work that fuels their enthusiasm for Human Health and Physiology.
Students build deeper knowledge of the life processes they have been studying through Key Stages 1-3: excretion, respiration, nutrition, sensitivity, growth, movement, and reproduction within a human health context.
The specification content is suitable for students of all abilities, whether they intend further study in science or not. It is designed to link to A-level Human Biology and opens the door to future careers in medicine, healthcare and other caring professions.
Human Health and Physiology is one of AQA's suite of GCSE science exams that allows a flexible progression from Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 4. Teachers can choose a variety of possibilities and combinations to help students achieve to the best of their abilities in Science.
GCSE Human Health and Physiology can also be taken post-16 as a stand alone GCSE qualification.
Amended due to Changes to GCSEs.
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