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Health and Social Care (Single and Double Award) at The Joseph Rowntree School

Course description

Double award students over the two years will study twelve compulsory units covering a range of areas related to health and social care, early years, care of older people and individuals with specific needs. Through assignments students can select to specialise in any combination of Health Care, Social Care or Child Development. Topics include health promotion and human development.

Single award students will study six units over the two years.

Each unit will be taught as a module. You will work individually or in small groups with a teacher. The teaching programme is varied and will be supported by outside visitors from a range of backgrounds (e.g. babies, young children, midwife, occupational therapist, social workers, counsellors etc) and visits to numerous places (e.g. special schools, residential homes for the elderly, playgroups, hospitals, primary schools).

Practical placements to gain work experience in associated employment areas will be an integral part of the course. Each double award student completes two work placements (half a day per week for 12 weeks over the two years). The placements are tailored to meet your individual needs and it is a very important part of the course. Single award students complete one placement per year. These are in a diverse range of different settings.

Entry requirements

To be successful at A-Level, students need to achieve an average points score of 38, which is broadly equivalent to 5 GCSE grades A*-C

You do not need to have studied this subject previously, but you should have good grades in core subjects at GCSE.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Joseph Rowntree School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

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