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Health And Social Care Gcse Self Concept Essay

All people have a view of themselves know as their self-concept.

This is based on a combination of self-esteem (how a person feels about themselves), self-image (how a person sees themselves) and how they are viewed by others.

A persons self-concept is affected by age, appearance, gender, culture, emotional development, education, relationships with others and sexual orientation.

Positive self-concept

  • Have effective social and emotional relationships with others

  • Make effective decisions at work

  • Have self-confidence when meeting new people

  • Cope with emotions and feelings when things go wrong

  • Feel confident when experiencing or learning new things

Negative self-concept

  • Suffer with depression and mental health problems including eating disorders and addiction

  • Have poor concentration

  • Feel like a failure

  • Having difficulty keeping a job

  • Have an increased risk of illness

Self-Concept - Age

Childhood

Children will only use categories to describe them as being a boy or a girl, their age and size. As they become older they expand their categorical placements to hair colour, details of address and activities.

Adolescence

Teenagers may start to explain themselves in terms of chosen beliefs, likes and dislikes, and relationships with other people. Group belonging has a huge impact on self-concept.

Adulthood

Many adults may be able to explain the quality of their thoughts about themselves.

Later Adulthood

May have more self-knowledge than they used to have. May show wisdom in the way they talk about themselves. Retirement has a big impact on self-concept as some people identify themselves with their jobs.

Self-Concept - Appearance

By the age of 10 or 12 we begin to compare ourselves…

EDEXCEL GCSE IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE  COMPRISES TWO UNITS: 1 & 2

EDEXCEL GCSE IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE (DOUBLE AWARD) COMPRISES FOUR UNITS: 1, 2, 3 & 4


Unit 1 Understanding Personal Development and Relationships 40% of the total GCSE

20% of the total GCSE double award

Overview of content

This unit contains the following four topics:

•Human growth and development

• Factors affecting human growth and development

•Effects of relationships on personal growth and development

• The effect of life events on personal development.

Overview of assessment

• EXAM:1 hour 15 minutes, 70marks.

The paper consists of 15 multiple-choice questions and a series of questions based on case studies and short scenarios.

Unit 2 Exploring Health, Social Care and Early Years

60% of the total GCSE

30% of the total GCSE double award

Overview of content

This unit contains the following five topics:

• The range of care needs of major client groups

•How health care, social care and early years services are accessed and the barriers to access

•How health, social care and early years services are provided

•Workers in health, social care and early years

•Care values which underpin service provider interaction.

Overview of assessment

CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT: This unit is internally assessed through an Edexcel-set task to be completed under controlled conditions and is marked out of 50.

Unit 3 Promoting Health and Wellbeing

30% of the total GCSE double award

Overview of content

This unit contains the following four topics:

•Understanding health and wellbeing

• Factors affecting health and wellbeing

• Indicators of physical health

• Promoting and supporting health improvement.

Overview of assessment

CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT: this unit is internally assessed through an Edexcel-set task based on pre-release material completed under controlled conditions and is marked out of 50.

Unit 4 Health, Social Care and Early Years in Practice

20% of the total GCSE double award

Overview of content

This unit contains the following four topics:

• The range of care needs of major client groups

•Care values commonly used in practitioner work

• The development of self-concept and personal relationships

• Promoting and supporting health improvement.

Overview of assessment

• EXAM:1 hour 15 minutes, 70marks.

The paper consists of three compulsory questions based on case studies and short scenarios.

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