A Level in Health and Social Care at The Douay Martyrs School
The aim of the course is to enable learners to experience vocationally related learning and therefore enabling learners to make an informed decision with regard to career routes open to them on completion of the course. The course aims to equip learners with knowledge and understanding and develop skills including those of research, evaluation and problem solving in the sectors of:
- Social Care
- Children and Young People
- Community Justice
Year 12 AS
Unit 1 – Effective Care and Communication
Unit 3 – Life as a Challenge
Unit 3 will be assessed externally by examination, lasting 1½ hours. Unit 1 will be assessed by coursework.
Year 13 A2
Unit 5 – Learning and Development
Unit 6 – Practitioner Roles
Unit 5 will be assessed externally by examination, lasting 1½ hours. Unit 6 will be assessed by coursework.
Students will be introduced to key concepts and a body of knowledge that will provide them with an invaluable and thoughtful perspective on contemporary issues in health and social care. It complements other A-Level studies and equips students with the skills needed for higher education and the world of work.
It is preferred that you achieve a Grade B at GCSE or a Merit pass at BTEC Health & Social Care and you fulfil the Sixth Form entry requirements including a grade C pass in English Language and Science.
AQA – AS HSC01 and HSC03
A2 HSC05 and HSC06
Unit 1 - Examination (1hr 30 mins)
Unit 3 - Coursework assessment
Unit 5 - Examination (1hr 30 mins)
Unit 6 - Coursework assessment
A GCE in Health and Social Care could lead onto further study such as a degree in a related subject, or to relevant employment within the health and social care services.
For further information contact Ms C Norbert or Ms M Thomas (Health and Social Care Teachers)
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Douay Martyrs School directly.