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Health & Social Care A-Level at Chase High School

Course description

With many written assignments to complete in this course, we’ll expect you to have a minimum of a C grade at GCSE English. You’ll also need to be eager to contribute to discussions and group work. It’s important, too, to keep yourself up to date with the latest health and social care issues.

Course content

You’ll learn about the different ways of supporting people and gain an understanding of different client groups and their individual needs. You’ll have opportunities to visit the different care services in the local community and experience first-hand how they work. You’ll also go to the local university to see how an operating theatre works and learn about the different career paths available. Along the way, you’ll meet many qualified practitioners who will help you build up knowledge, understanding and skills across a variety of subjects that underpin health and social care.

This two-year course is divided into four units, with each year involving one unit of coursework and one external exam:

  • Unit 1 – Promoting quality care and communication (exam year 1)
  • Unit 2 – Promoting good health (coursework year 1)
  • Unit 3 – Provisions of health, social care and children's services (exam year 2)
  • Unit 4 – Older individuals (coursework year 2)

Entry requirements

5 x GCSEs at Grades A*-C, including English and Maths or an equivalent Level 2 BTEC, with GCSE English and Maths

Future opportunities

You’ll be developing essential communication skills that will not only help you to reach out to clients but also improve your performance in any number of potential careers. Of course, you could choose to continue studying this subject at university or, alternatively, move straight into the medical and care professions.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 July 2015
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