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Health and Social Care AS and A Level at Ysgol Dyffryn Aman

Course description

An AS/A Level in Health and Social Care shows that you can apply concepts of health and caring to practical situations. This will give you a good foundation to go on to study more specialised areas such as nursing or social work to degree level, or to undertake occupational training within the caring profession.

Course content

The AS/A Level course can be combined with other A Level subjects e.g. Health and Social Care with Biology and Psychology or Health and Social Care with Sociology.

Entry requirements

GCSE Point Scores

In advising students as to the most suitable choice of post-16 courses/programmes of study, we use a GCSE 'Point Score' as a benchmark.

The Score is made up from the best six GCSE grades achieved by the student using the following scale:-

A* - 8 points

A - 7 points

B - 6 points

C - 5 points

D - 4 points

E - 3 points

F - 2 points

G - 1 point

This process has been used successfully over a number of years and proved to be an accurate predictor of likely success through the various possible routes of study.

Yellow Route:

  • To study 4 A Level subjects over 2 years – 42 points (minimum) including Maths & English (following consultation)
  • To Study 3 A Level subjects over 2 years points – 30 points (minimum) including Maths & English

Green Route:

  • To study a green route a point score of 30 points from at least 4 separate subjects

N.B. Although, as stated above, these ‘scores’ are good predictors of likely success upon entry into the Sixth Form, each student is treated as an individual and the post GCSE Interview is a very important process. Parents are welcome to be present at these interviews.

Future opportunities

This course is ideal preparation for degree courses in Nursing/Teaching related areas, or for a career in the field of care.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Dyffryn Aman directly.

Last updated date: 08 November 2016
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