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Health and Social Care A Level (Double) at St Michael's Church of England High School

Course description

If you wish to pursue a career in the field of healthcare, social care or early years (e.g., nursing, midwifery, social work or primary teaching) this course will address many aspects that are integral to such healthcare professions. The course covers a wide range of subjects and is good preparation for either further study at university or direct entry into employment.

Course content

For the Single Award, you will study topics, such as, Promoting Good Health and Quality Care, Communication in Care Settings, Child Development and Understanding Human Behaviour. For the Double Award you will study Early Years and Education, Health including Mental Health, Research Methods, Caring for Older People and Anatomy and Physiology.


A2: Single Award
Examination – Child Development A2 (33.3%)
Coursework – Care Practice and Provision A2 (33.3%)
Examination – Understanding Human Behaviour A2 (33.3%) 1.5 hours

A2: Double Award
Examination – Working in Early Years Care and Education AS (33.3%)
Coursework – Health as a Lifestyle Choice AS (33.3%)
Examination – Caring for Older People AS (33.3%) 1.5 hours

A2: Double Award
Coursework – Mental Health Issues A2 (33.3%)
Coursework – Research Methods A2 (33.3%)
Examination – Anatomy and Physiology in Practice A2 (33.3%) 1.5 hours

Assessment is via internally assessed coursework and external examination following the OCR specification.

Future opportunities

Most students progress onto a range of health, social care or early years related degree courses. However, some students seek employment in health, residential care or early years’ settings (the NHS is the largest employer in Europe).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Michael's Church of England High School directly.

Last updated date: 30 September 2015

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