Health & Social Care


Key Stage 4 

Exam board: OCR 

For this qualification, students must achieve three units: one externally assessed (40%) and two non-Examined Assessment (NEA) units (60%). 

Mandatory Units 

  • Unit R032: Principles of care in health and social care settings – (Exam) 
  • Unit R033: Supporting individuals through life events – (Coursework) 

Optional Units 

  • Unit R034: Creative and therapeutic activities 
  • Unit R035: Health promotion campaigns 


Why choose to study H&S Care? 

 Cambridge National in Health and Social Care will encourage students to:  

  • Understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of the rights of individuals, person-centred values, effective communication and how to protect individuals in health and social care settings 

  • Develop learning and practical skills that can be applied to real-life contexts and work situations 


Extra-Curricular Opportunities 

Lunchtime and after school support for students needing additional time to complete NEA work. Opportunities to engage with guest speakers from different care settings. 


Skills for Success and Career Opportunities 

Students can either progress on to an A-level programme or continue onto the Cambridge Technicals. Learners can embark on careers within the NHS such as the following: Paramedic,Nursing/ Midwifery/Mental Health nursing, Medicine, Dentistry, Occupational therapy, Speech therapy, Art therapy & Domestic violence worker. 

Skills developed on this course are the ability to think creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically. To develop independence and confidence in using skills that would be relevant to the health and social care sector and more widely.


For further information, please contact Mrs Fisher, Curriculum Leader for Business, Computing ICT/Creative iMedia and H&S Care.