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Health and Social Care AS and A level at Eastbrook Comprehensive School

Course description

The Health and Social Care A Level offers a range of topics to assist students considering a wide range of health and social care related careers. It also has changed its emphasis to encompass criminal justice too. The coursework will teach students about the four care sectors - health, social care, children and young people and criminal justice. They will learn how people are cared for in each of these settings and what happens when this care goes wrong. In their exam they will learn about different conditions such as bipolar, down’s syndrome, autism and cystic fibrosis. Students will learn how these conditions are caused and the treatment options available.  

Entry requirements

To Study the AS level course you will need to have achieved at least 5 GCSE’s at grade ‘C’ including English and Maths.  

Excellent attendance and punctuality are essential.  You will be required to complete independent research and study. You will need to complete all homework on time and to the required standard. You are expected to take responsibility for your revision and attend any support sessions which are offered when preparing for the examinations or coursework deadlines. 


The AS level course requires students to complete 1 piece of coursework and one exam. The same applies to the A2 year.



Coursework: 50% of Final Grade

Exams: 50% of Final Grade


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September