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Health and Social Care A Level at Brookfield Community School

Course description

Health and Social Care is an ideal qualification for students who want a broad background in Health, Social Care, Criminal Justice and Children and Young People settings. For those who have taken GCSE Health and Social Care it will further develop their knowledge and understanding. It would complement other AS/A Levels such as Psychology, Sociology, Biology and PE. It would suit students who enjoy coursework and cope well with independent research.

Course content

You will gain an understanding of the qualities, skills and ethics involved in providing care, focussing particularly on communication and caring skills. You will also learn about the structure of health and social care criminal justice organisations and the work roles and responsibilities within them. The course will also cover current issues, policies and debates surrounding these areas; and aspects of fitness and health. You will also undertake independent research.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements to study Health and Social Care are a grade C in English.


AS—1.5 hour written exam in June, and one coursework/ portfolio assignment
A2—2 hour written exam in June, and one coursework/portfolio assignment Coursework is worth 54% of the final A2.

Future opportunities

This course is an obvious choice for anyone intending to go into a career in caring e.g. social work, criminal justice system, teaching, nursing or paramedics but also is an interesting additional qualification for other career areas which require “people skills”.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 29 June 2015

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