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Health & Social AS & A Level at Hornsea School and Language College

Course description

This course gives learners the opportunity to understand how the subject can be applied in a wide range of settings where care takes place. The subject focuses on the importance of effective communication to promote a person centred approach. This course gives students the opportunity to develop transferable skills of communication, research, planning and organisation.

This qualification will provide learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding to progress into higher education doing subjects such as nursing, social work or early childhood studies.

Course content

Year 12

  • Unit 1: Building positive relationships in Health & Social Care
    This unit introduces you to different relationships you will encounter in the health and social care sector.
  • Unit 2: Equality, diversity & rights in health & social care
    This unit helps you understand the effects of discriminatory practice on individuals who require care or support and the implications of diversity on practice.
  • Unit 3: Health, safety & security in health & social care
    This unit will give you the necessary knowledge and skills to maintain a safe working environment for individuals who require care and support. It also involves legislation, policies and procedures and how they work to reduce risks.

Year 13

  • Unit 4: Anatomy & physiology for health & social care
    This unit introduces you to the basic   structure and functions of the body systems and the part played by organs in detecting and responding to change.
  • Unit 5: Infection control
    In this unit you will learn about the importance of infection control and the methods used to prevent the spread of infection.
  • Unit 6: Nutrition for health
    This introduces nutritional health and how it impacts upon health and wellbeing.

Entry requirements

Minimum grade C in GCSE health & social


Minimum grade 4 in GCSE English language


Unit 2, 3, 4: External examination, 33%

Unit 1, 5, 6: Portfolio work, 66%

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hornsea School and Language College directly.

Last updated date: 19 January 2017
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