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Health and Social Care AS/A2 Level at The Helena Romanes School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description



A-Level Health and Social Care is an ideal A-Level to take for those whose vocation is in either health or social care. With the NHS being the single largest employer in the country and the importance for local authorities to recruit new and able social workers.

The full A-Level in Health and Social Care can be taken as a single award subject (6 units of study) or a double award one (12 units of study). The double award is the equivalent of two A-Levels in terms of the study time required.


Course content



Unit 1

The first unit, assessed by examination, introduces you to what is required to promote effective and quality caring. As communicating with other people is such an important skill for any one working in health and social care

Unit 2

The second unit requires you to research a topic regarding care issues and then prepare and deliver a presentation and speech to explain your findings.

Unit 3

The third compulsory unit requires you to prepare a portfolio of evidence regarding health and disease issues and promoting good health. Should you wish to gain the AS Level Health and Social Care double award you will then study another three optional units from a selection of six. These optional units allow you to specialise to some degree in your health and social care studies.

Othere units you will study include:

  • Promoting Quality Care
  • Communication in care settings
  • Promoting good health
  • Health as a lifestyle choice
  • Care practice and provision
  • Child development
  • Mental health issues
  • Understanding human behaviour and development
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology


Entry requirements


To study this subject you must have achieved 5 GCSEs A* - C.



Exams and coursework.

Future opportunities



A-Level Health and Social Care is a highly recommended qualification to gain for those who want to go on to study the subject further or have aspirations to a career in health or social care.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Helena Romanes School and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 05 May 2015
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Key information

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