Health and Social Care A Level at Waddesdon CofE School
In order to obtain the AS, candidates must take the following units (units marked with an asterisk will be assessed externally. All other units will be assessed internally through portfolio evidence):
AS Unit 1
Learning and development
The most important thing you need in order to take the Applied A-Level in Health & Social Care is a lively and enquiring mind, an interest in health and social care, a willingness to explore new ideas and an ability to communicate your ideas effectively. This will be offered as an Advanced Subsidiary (AS) and Advanced Level (AS and A2). Students will need to have achieved a minimum of a C grade in English Language.
Health and Social Care combines well with almost all AS and A-Level subjects. Taken with an A-Level in Science, it supports applications for a degree in nursing or midwifery or, with one of a range of other A-Levels, it supports applications for Teacher Training, Social Work or Community Justice. Health and Social Care provides the basis for a broad range of university courses in the Social Sciences.
Health and Social Care students develop the transferable skills and the key skills that employers are looking for. The course covers: Service Provision, Values, Rights, Responsibilities, Care Settings, Communication, Health & Well being, Understanding Human Behaviour and Practitioner Roles; this can lead to a very wide range of employment opportunities.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Waddesdon CofE School directly.