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Health and Social Care at Belper School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description


In the first year, students will study 6 units covering a variety of topics from Communication and Value to Human Growth and Development.  Students will visit a multicultural nursery to enhance their understanding of communication and positive caring.  They will also spend a week at a nursery/school to demonstrate their ability to communicate with different children.  Students will also design an activity suitable for the elderly, perform this and evaluate its success in meeting the needs of older people. Key public health issues will be investigated.


In the second year, students study a further 6 units covering topics such as Investigating Disease for which students will research into a communicable and non-communicable diseases. They will carry out an in-depth study of child poverty and will also execute a piece of research into a health and social care issue of their own choice.  Students will learn about Human Behaviour and also carry out a health care promotion on a relevant issue of their choice.


AS Assessment

Four pieces of coursework
Two exams

A2 Assessment

Four pieces of coursework
Two exams

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September