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Health & Social Care AS/A2 Level at Sheringham High School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

This specification introduces students to key concepts and a body of knowledge that will provide them with an invaluable and thoughtful perspective on contemporary issues in Health and Social Care. It complements other A-level studies and equips students with the skills needed for higher education and the world of work.

Students can choose to follow a one A level course, or 2 A level courses.

Course content

A-level Health and Social Care gives students a great awareness and understanding of current issues surrounding topics such as:

• Patient rights and responsibilities
• Care settings; Hospitals, Childcare, Mental Health
• Effective communication
• Physical and Psychological health and well-being
• Understanding human behaviour
• The roles of Healthcare practitioners

Entry requirements



The course consists of a combination of portfolio (coursework) units, and external assessed exams. For the single and double A level 60% of the course is exam based.

Future opportunities

A level Health and Social care is ideal for anyone planning to pursue a career in a health care profession. Examples include;

• childcare
• nursing
• paediatrics
• midwifery
• social work
• teaching and similar careers
• probation service
• paramedics
• health visiting
• mental health
• counselling

It complements many of the other A level programs of study such as Biology and Psychology.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sheringham High School and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 11 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years