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Health and Social Care A Level at Southmoor Academy

Course description

Health and Social Care is an applied vocational qualification that encompasses academic study with practical work experience in a Health and Social Care setting. Students can develop and sustain an interest in health, early years (care and education), social care and issues affecting the care sector. Study of the A level enables the student to acquire knowledge and understanding of health, early years (care and education) and issues affecting the care sector. They will develop skills that enable them to make an effective contribution to the care sector, including skills of research, evaluation and problem-solving in a work-related context

Students will be expected to find their own work placement over the summer holidays and bring the details with them in September. They will also be expected to attend their placement every week during term time October - May for a minimum of 2 hours. This will help them complete their coursework and provide valuable experience in a working Health and Social Care setting.

Course content


Unit 1: Human Growth and Development (1 hour 30 mins exam)
- Unit 2: Communication and Values (coursework)
- Unit 3: Positive Care Environment (coursework)
- 50% of the total Advanced A level marks


- Unit 7: Meeting individual needs (1 hour 30 mins exam)
- Unit 8: Promoting health and well-being (coursework)
- Unit 9: Investigating disease (coursework)
- 50 % of the total Advanced A level marks

Entry requirements

Students should achieve a grade 5 in GCSE English. You must also have good essay writing and time management skills.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Southmoor Academy directly.

Last updated date: 16 November 2016
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    • The Sixth Form at Southmoor is housed in a dedicated wing of Southmoor Academyl, completely refurbished and redesigned for our first intake in September 2014. Sixth formers enjoy their own café, open from 8.00am every morning and manned by our very own team of student Baristas, as well as study areas, a resource room, a computer suite, and classrooms furnished throughout with private study booths. All students have a locker to store their files in, and the newly refurbished toilets are for the exclusive use of Sixth Form students.