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Advanced GCE in Health and Social Care at Cockermouth School

Course description

Following a short induction, students begin their three mandatory units, followed by three optional units in A2. The syllabus covers a wide variety of Health and Social Care issues - Communication in Care Settings, Promoting quality care, Promoting good health, Care practice and provision plus 2 optional units from an extensive list.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs (A*-C) for entry into Sixth Form, including a C grade or higher in English. AS HSC to do A2.


A mixture of portfolio and external tests, depending upon optional choices.

Future opportunities

This course could lead to employment working in the Health & Social Sector from Ambulance personnel, through nursing to teaching and Social work.

Further information

Mr R King - Head of Year 12.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years