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Health & Social Care AS & A Level at St Anne's Catholic School

Course description

This is a vocational course which provides a broad understanding of health care, social care and early years service provision. There are also elements of sociology and psychology and biology within the course and so students often fi nd they can make links with other areas of study.

Course content

Students will apply their knowledge in realistic and practical ways, including case studies, small research projects, their own health promotion campaign and a work placement. Students will be expected to use their initiative to gather information and will be required to apply their communication skills effectively. Having acquired relevant skills and a broad knowledge base they will be able to progress to Higher Education, for example, taking degree courses in such subjects as Social Work, Health and Human Sciences, Nursing and Teacher Training. Alternatively they may opt to go straight to employment in the health, social care or early years sector.

What will the students learn? Units studied include:

  • F910: Promoting Quality Care (Exam)
  • F911: Communication in Care Settings (Coursework)
  • F912: Promoting Good Health (Coursework)
  • F921: Anatomy and Physiology (Exam)

Entry requirements

5 Grade C and above at GCSE required (including English, Maths and Science).


A range of methods which include case studies, assignments, work experience and presentations are used to prepare for exams and produce coursework.

Future opportunities

A level Health & Social Care qualifi es for UCAS points and combines well with almost all A level subjects. It is a good subject for those who are considering progression onto Higher Education courses to include such things as Health and Social Care, B.A. in Education (Primary Teaching), B.A. in Sociology or Psychology or Degrees in Nursing / Midwifery/ Social Care/ Occupational Therapy National Diploma in Nursing / Complementary therapies

Some students choose to use their A levels to go straight into employment for example working with young children.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Anne's Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 23 September 2016

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