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Health and Social Care AS and A Level at Park House School

Course description

This A Level is offered as a Single Award (One A Level) or a Double Award (Two A Levels). Who is the course for? Health and Social Care is most suited to students who prefer and do well at coursework and who prefer active learning styles such as discussion, leading a teaching session, producing a display, giving presentations and interviewing people. It is also a good subject for students who like to meet people. Students are expected to make contact with work settings, undertake interviews, and attend work placements and review these experiences in their assignments. You may be interested in a career working with children such as nursery education, teaching or psychology. You may be interested in a career working in the health professions such as nursing, mental health, midwifery, health visiting, occupational therapy, paramedic technicianand physiotherapy. You may be interested in a career in Social Care work such as social work, working in a care home orworking with people with additionalneeds. Again this A Level will give you a chance to decide or confirm whether this is what you want to do. During Year 12, you will complete a day’s work experience at Castle School.

Course content

A Level (Single or Double Award)

  • 6 units must be completed to gain the Single Award A Level.
  • 12 units must be completed to gain the Double Award A Level.

AS Single Award Course Summary

  • Promoting Quality of Care (Equal Opportunities) TESTED
  • Communication in Care Settings (PORTFOLIO)
  • Promoting Good Health (PORTFOLIO)

AS Double Award Course Summary
For the Double Award you will do all the above units plus the ones listed below:

  • Health and Safety in Care Settings (TESTED)
  • Working in Early Years Services (PORTFOLIO)
  • Complementary Therapies (PORTFOLIO)

All units are of equal weighting

A2 Single Award Course Summary

  • Anatomy and Physiology (TESTED)
  • Care Practice and Provision (PORTFOLIO)
  • Research Methods in Health and Social Care (PORTFOLIO)

A2 Double Award Course Summary
For the Double Award you will do all the above units plus the ones listed below:

  • Understanding Human Behaviour (Psychology) (TESTED)
  • Child Development (PORTFOLIO)
  • Mental Health Issues (PORTFOLIO)

Entry requirements

Students will need to have achieved: 98% attendance in years 10 and 11. The course is dependent on full attendance as it is coursework based.5 or more GCSEs at grade C and above.Other factors will also be considered.

Financial information

You will need to provide your own stationery, a memory stick and folders for portfolio work.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Park House School directly.

Last updated date: 15 August 2016

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