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Health and Social Care at George Stephenson High School

Course description

This is an A level qualification that provides a broad introduction to the subject and prepares you for further study in higher education. Most students who take this subject successfully gain places on Health and Social Care related degrees at universities across the country. You have the choice to select the single A level qualification which contains 3 units per year (you receive one A level grade) or you can opt to take the double qualification which is 6 units per year (you receive two A level grades).

YEAR 1:

Single and Double students study the following core units ‘Promoting Quality >Care’, ‘Communicating in Care Settings’ and ‘Promoting Good Health’. Double students study a further three units on ‘Health and Safety’, ‘Working in Early Years Care and Education’ and ‘Health as a Lifestyle Choice’.

YEAR 2:

Single and Double students study the following core units ‘Care Practice and Provision’, ‘Understanding Human Behaviour’, and ‘Child Development’. Double students study a further three units on ‘Anatomy and Physiology in Practice’, >‘Mental Health Issues’ and ‘Research Methods’.

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSE grades A* to C.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact George Stephenson High School directly.

Last updated date: 06 February 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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