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Health & Social Care A Level at Hall Cross Academy

Course description

This qualification has been designed for learners who are interested in further education or employment in a related sector.

It supports access to a range of higher education courses and is the equivalent of one A Level.

Course content

AS Level

For the examination unit, learners will explore the key aspects of growth and development, and the experience of health and wellbeing. They will learn about the factors that can influence human growth and development and a number of theories and models to explain and interpret behaviour through the human lifespan.

For the coursework module, pupils will study care planning, the principles and values behind providing quality care and support, and, the need for multi-agency working


Year 12

  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Meeting Individual Care and Support

A Level
In preparation for the written examination, students will explore the roles and responsibilities of various professionals working within health and social care sectors. For the coursework component students will be encouraged to develop an understanding of psychological perspectives and approaches to care and the value of psychological studies to the understanding of health and social care will also be examined.
Year 13
  • Working in Health and Social Care
  • Psychological Perspectives


Entry requirements

B grade in English Language/Literature.


Year 12 – One exam (90 minutes) and one piece of coursework.

Year 13 – One exam (90 minutes) and one piece of coursework.

Future opportunities

The BTEC Level 3 Extended certificate in Health and Social Care qualifies for UCAS points.

It provides students with a wide choice of progress options into further study, training, or relevant employment.

Students who successfully complete the qualification will be well equipped to move onto areas such as health care, nursing midwifery and nursery nursing.

Further information

In addition to the more formally assessed units, students are also encouraged to undertake a work experience programme within their first year of study.

Learners are advised to complete up to 100 hours within a relevant health or social care sector.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hall Cross Academy directly.

Last updated date: 17 May 2016
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