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Health & Social Care AS A2 at Elizabeth Woodville School

Course description

Want a career or are interested in: · Medicine · Social work · Teaching/nursery nursing · Psychology · Sociology · Caring · Working with elderly · Physiotherapy · And various others in the health, social and early years sectors. Then health and social care may be for you.

Course content

We cover a range of interesting topics such as equal opportunities, communication skills, physical aspects of health, child development to name but a few.There are three awards you can take:AS Level (3 units)A Level (6 units)Double Award 2 A Levels (12 units) 

Entry requirements

It is advisable that students wishing to enter an Advanced Level course should be aiming to achieve at least a B grade in that subject at GCSE level.  For non GCSE subjects such as Psychology and Sociology a grade C in English is a requirement.  It is advised that students sitting the Advanced courses in Maths and Science should have sat the Higher GCSE papers, achieving an A/B grade.


The ethos of this course gives students the responsibility of their qualification.  Independent learning is a key aspect of the course.   Assessment is in the form of portfolios and exams.  Two third portfolios and one-third examinations. 

Further information

“ I really enjoy the course because you can work at your own pace and independently but still have the support from the teacher.  It educates you on subjects that relate to real life…………”   Year 13 student.  Quote from our Ofsted Report 2003 ‘Students achieved very well because they were very well motivated and because they received very good advice on how to improve their work’

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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