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 studied.
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 9: Understanding Mental Disorders
This coursework unit will introduce you to a range of mental disorders, their causes, treatment and the impact of these on the individuals and on their families, friends and carers.
Unit 10: Diagnosis, Treatment and Preventative Strategies.
(2 hour exam)
This tested unit which examines ways in which common diseases and disorders can be prevented and treated.


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.