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Health & Social Care AS & A Level at Queen Elizabeth's School

Course description

Health & Social Care combines elements of Sociology, Psychology, Law and Ethics. Typically, students of H&SC will have a work placement alongside their academic studies; such a placement may take place in a nursery, residential home, hospital or other caring establishment.

Students may go on to become doctors, nurses, care assistants, social workers, physiotherapists, counsellors, psychotherapists, paramedics or a range of other related occupations.

Course content

AS Units

  • Promoting Quality Care
    16.7% weighting
    Examination
  • Communication in Care Settings
    16.7% weighting
    Portfolio
  • Promoting Good Health
    16.7% weighting
    Portfolio

A2 Units

  • Care Practice & Provision
    16.7% weighting
    Portfolio
  • Child Development
    16.7% weighting
    Portfolio
  • Anatomy & Physiology
    16.7% weighting
    Examination

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade C in Child Development or Health & Social Care or C in English.

Future opportunities

Further qualifications: students who achieve this qualification are prepared to enter a variety of HND or degree level courses in Health and Social Care related subjects.

Employment: this qualification gives a broad introduction to the sector and aims to prepare students for further study in higher education or for further training. Training might take place whilst in employment, but this qualification is not designed for candidates’ direct entry into work.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth's School directly.

Last updated date: 13 October 2016
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