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AS/A2 Health & Social Care at Newbold Community School

Course description

Why should I study this course? Health & Social Care at A-Level develops an interest and understanding of health and well-being. A work based placement (in Year 12) will help develop skills of research, evaluation and problem solving in a work-related context as well as developing personal response to observations and experiences within a care setting. The work placement will allow you to experience real life situations and develop investigative and communication skills which will be directly relevant to future employment.
We aim to have Health & Social Care professionals visit lessons to broaden understanding of the different work and roles of people in this sector.
Key features of the course.
 Ability to work independently
 A willingness to communicate with service users and professionals
 Good organisational skills
AS Units
Unit 1:
● Promoting Quality of Care
● Communication in Care Settings
● Promoting Good Health A2 Units
● Consists of one compulsory unit Care Practice and Provision and two other optional units of which at least one must be exam based.
● Care Practice and Provision
Optional Units
Two optional units will be chosen at the start of A2 from the following:
o Understanding Human Behaviour and Development
o Anatomy & Physiology in Practical Child Development
o Social Trends
o Research Methods in Health & Social Care

Entry requirements

It is an advantage to have taken GCSE Health & Social Care but not necessary. At least Grade C in GCSE English

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 September 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years