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Health & Social Care (Double Award)

Students who are committed to following a vocational pathway may choose to study this subject for a second A Level; these students will also follow the Single Health and Social Care option.


Unit 3: Life as a Challenge
(1 hour 30 minutes exam) Challenges faced by people due to physical disability, learning disability, mental health issues and social circumstances are investigated.

Unit 4: Educating Children and Young People
This coursework investigation looks at all aspects of learning in education. A learning topic is planned and presented with the resources.

Unit 5: Learning and Development
(2 hour exam) Influences that can affect learning and development as well as the key theories which attempt to explain behaviour are investigated.

Unit 8: Using and Understanding Research
In this coursework you will have an opportunity to carry out a piece of research of your own choice. It will be an opportunity to explore an area of interest which may be linked to your intended career.

The Double Award Health and Social Care is an excellent preparation for anyone considering higher education at degree or diploma level in a wide range of related courses such as Nursing, Social Policy, Social Studies, Sociology, Psychology, Childcare, Paediatrics, Midwifery, Social Work, Police Officer, Probation Officer, YOTs, Paramedics, Health Visitor, Counselling  and Teaching. Alternatively, students may move directly into employment where they may continue to gain qualifications via the NVQ route.

Students who choose this subject will typically achieve mainly grades between A-C with a minimum of 5 Cs.  Previous experience of Health and Social Care is not required.