Health and Social Care A Level at Southmoor Academy
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.
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
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.