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Health and Social Care A Level at Teesdale School

Course description

The A-level Health and Social Care (HSC) Course follows the OCR GCE specification.

If you would like an A-level where you build a portfolio and don’t have to worry as much about written exams, then this is the ideal course for you. You can study for a one year AS level or do the full two years for the A2 covering three units each year. 

You will have some visiting speakers from the HSC sector, practical activities and one or two visits to elderly care homes, nurseries, hospitals or other relevant settings.  The course is enjoyable; you will learn new things and be involved in new activities as well as gaining a valuable qualification.  Three or four days work experience in a HSC setting is usually arranged in year 12. 

At AS the course covers:

  • Prejudice, attitudes and discrimination (examination paper 33.3%)
  • Communication skills (coursework portfolio 33.3%)
  • Organising a Health Promotion Campaign (coursework portfolio 33.3%)

At A2 students will study

  • Influences and development and theories of development (examination paper 33.3%)
  • How Health and Social Care needs influence local planning (coursework portfolio 33.3%)
  • Child development or Mental Health Issues (coursework portfolio 33.3%)

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years

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