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Health and Social Care at Sprowston Community High School

Course description

This course encourages you to develop an interest and knowledge of health, early-years care and education, social care and issues affecting the care sector. You will develop skills that help you to make an effective contribution to the care sector; research, evaluation and problem-solving in a work related context.


Unit 1: Promoting Quality Care This unit (an end of year examination) covers attitudes and prejudices; rights and responsibilities of service users and providers, facilitation of access to services, care values and safe working.

Unit 2: Communication in Care Setting This unit covers types of communication, factors that support and inhibit communication, communication skills and theories, interaction with service users/care workers. (This unit is coursework and worth a third of the marks at

AS Level

Unit 3: Promoting Good Health This unit is coursework and covers perspectives on health and well being, preventative measures, job roles, factors affecting health and well being and health promotion.


Unit 1: Care Practice Provision This unit covers meeting the needs of service users, how services and practitioners meet individual needs, ways in which practitioners within services work, how quality assurance is promoted, effects of national policy and legislation on care practice and provision, conducting a survey relating to quality assurance, and research into local provision.

Unit 2: Mental Health Issues This unit covers the concepts of mental health, types of mental illness and its causes, effects of mental illness, prevention and coping strategies and, services supporting mental health needs.

Unit 3: Understanding Human Behaviour and Development Factors affecting behaviour and development through all life stages are covered, alongside theories relating to genetic, environmental and social development and the application of these theories in care settings.

Entry requirements

To study A Level courses you will need to have achieved at least 5 GCSE Grades A*-C in full courses including either English or Maths. C grade or higher in GCSE English Language. C grade or higher in Science.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 30 May 2014

Key information

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